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THE DESCENDANT TRILOGY

Mats Söderlund

  • Original Title: ATTLINGAMA
  • Publication date: January 2018
  • Publisher: RABéN & SJöGREN
  • Country: SE
  • 506 print pages
  • Sci-Fi/Dystopia

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Location setting: Norway, Sweden
  • Themes: FAMILY, PEOPLE facing life, Search for the truth, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Inequality, Power, Ecology, Totalitarian regime, Corruption, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Multiculturalism, CHARACTERS, Strong Female Character

Pitch

Jenny is 11 when her dad goes missing. They are attacked by a group of armed strangers during a mountain hike. She is taken captive but manages to escape, while her dad vanishes. Several years later she and her siblings find out what really happened, but that is just the beginning…

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Trilogy: THE TREAT, THE STRUGGLE (published in october, 2018), THE ESCAPE (to be published autumn 2019)

A modern crossover series "about our responsibility for the environment, democracy, human rights and not least about sibling relationships, grief, friendship, love and co-operation."

Mats Söderlund is a Swedish writer. He made ​​his debut as a poet in 1992 and was awarded The Swedish Writers’ Union’s prestigious Catapult Award for best literary debut.
His first novel, OBSERVATORIET (The Observatory), was published in 2013.

Summary

Book 1: THE TREAT (HOTET)

Jenny is 11 when her father goes missing. They are attacked by a group of armed strangers during a mountain hike. Jenny is taken captive but manages to escape, while her father vanishes without a trace. Several years later Jenny and her siblings find out what really happened on the mountain and who the strangers really were. But that is just the beginning…

The first book in a trilogy set in an imminent future where climate disasters have become part of everyday life and where the lack of water leads to war. Sweden and Finland are the new, water-owning superpowers and migrant workers from mainland Europe travel to the north. The digital flux is constantly present and every little action or event is registered and logged. Yet there is an ancient secret hidden among all of this: a secret that may threaten the entire humanity. And not only the human race…

Swedish MS+ Sample in English for Book 1+ detailed synopsis and presentation of the series by the author

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  • Author’s biography

    Mats Söderlund is a Swedish writer. He made ​​his debut as a poet in 1992 and was awarded The Swedish Writers’ Union’s prestigious Catapult Award for best literary debut.
    Söderlund often describes himself as “a Forrester from the north” with roots deeply entrenched in the Nordic folklore and the Northern narrative tradition where not everything can be explained.
    GÖRA KÄRLEK (Make Love) a long essay on masculinity, gender equality and sex was published in 2012.
    Söderlund’s first novel, OBSERVATORIET (The Observatory), was published in 2013.