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HOUSE OF NIGHT AND DAY

Orjan Nordhus Karlsson

  • Original Title: HUSET MELLOM NATT OG DAG
  • Publication date: June 2014
  • Publisher: VENDETTA
  • Country: NO
  • 351 print pages
  • Sci-Fi/Dystopia

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Location setting: Germany, Norway
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Surpassing oneself, Death, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Manipulation, Survival, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Discriminations, Violence, Power, Totalitarian regime, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Commitment, Search for the truth, Modernization, CHARACTERS, Atypical Character

Pitch

A hundred years ahead. The world is divided into enclaves where one has to be wealthy in order to gain entry. All others live outside the enclaves in a world of chaos. One of them is Marko Eldfell, a genetically modified ex-NATO agent. Super drugged, chased by his enemies, he must struggle to survive.

Comments

Trilogy. Book 3 to be published in Norway in Autumn 2019

Translation rights sold: Finland; interest in France

Ørjan Nordhus Karlsson is educated within the army and has served seven years in the military, including in UNPROFOR (UNs protection Force) in Macedonia. He has also worked for various NGOs.
Ørjan Nordhus Karlsson´s crime noir, spy thrillers and science fiction has gained excellent reviews in Norway.

Summary

Book 1: HUSET MELLOM NATT OG DAG (House of Night and Day)

The story unfolds in barely a hundred years ahead. The world is divided into enclaves where one has to be wealthy in order to gain entry. All others live outside the enclaves in a world of chaos, violence, crime and poverty. One of them is Marko Eldfell.
For five years he has been on the run from the supreme "masks", having deserted from the NATO special forces after a military operation in Georgia. He, together with a small selection of soldiers, is injected with a genetic modification that makes him able to activate special features when needed- the body´s own drugs; adrenalin, dopamine, serotonine. Characteristics that makes him stronger, faster, more vigilant and able to act more rationally under pressure. Not super powers, but "super drugged" with the body's own hormones and properties. All controlled through a sort of built-in data application called the iSphere. This property is part of a human militarily experiment that Marko and his group in NATO force was part of. The problem is that every time he uses his additional powers, he lits up like a red rocket on «The Mask ́s» radar. It is in other words a constant and persistent quest for Marko throughout the book. Through confrontations with Albanian mafia, Marko and his alcoholic doctor friend Lenny find themselves in a situation they can not get out of without help. And assistance comes in the shape of a mysterious man with a bowler hat, who picks them out of their troubles inexplicably.

Sample English available (Book 1 to 3)
Reading report in English upon request (Book 1)
Summaries of Books 2 & 3

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  • Author’s biography


    Ørjan Nordhus Karlsson is educated within the army and has served seven years in the military, including in UNPROFOR (UNs protection Force) in Macedonia. Upon completion of his service he did a cand.polit. in sociology. Karlsson has also worked for various NGOs. After the typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2014, he became the first Norwegian to lead an international emergency team. Karlsson currently works as local director for the Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergency Planning in Norway.

    Ørjan Nordhus Karlsson´s crime noir, spy thrillers and science fiction has gained excellent reviews in Norway.