ASTRID B.Z. MADSEN is a debut writer: She is a professional computer games developer and has worked for both Danish and foreign companies for the past 12 years, bringing digital worlds alive on the screen. Now she is making her debut with the young adult novel Forest Heart where both the storyline and creation of an exciting universe are free to unfold.
14. juli 2019
Louise Langhoff Koch
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Astrid B.Z. Madsen: Skovrå
Somewhere up north and far way, cut off from civilisation.
That’s what it feels like when 16-year-old Cas moves to the town of Granhjem. But maybe it’s good to start with a clean slate – a new life and all that comes with it.
At the high school in Granhjem, he meets Sara. Luckily he has finished with girls, especially the secretive and unpredictable ones. Or has he?
Cas can’t avoid Sara, even when he tries to. But Sara has a dark secret that reaches to the heart of the dense forest surrounding the town.
Does Cas have what it takes to delve into the dark and discover the truth about Sara? And to save them both from the destructive transformation that has taken hold of her?
Skovrå is young adult fiction that revolves around a love story between Cas and Sara.The text itself has a tone of its own and weaves magical realism, Nordic folklore and climatic drama into the story, so the supernatural elements feel both real and very close by.
The manuscript is intended as the first part in a trilogy, but can be read as a stand-alone story.