In July, Mariner Books will release The Shapeshifters by Stefan Spjut. I’m very excited about this book, which explores Scandinavian folklore…and trolls!
Here’s the cover and synopsis (larger cover to follow):
Summer 1978. A young boy disappears without a trace from a summer cabin. His mother claims he was carried away by a giant. He is never found.
Twenty-five years later, another child goes missing. This time there’s a lead, a single photograph taken by Susso Myrén. She’s devoted her life to the search for trolls, legendary giants known as stallo who can control human thoughts and assume animal form. Convinced that the trolls are real, she follows the trail of missing children to northern Sweden. But humans, some part stallo themselves, have been watching over the creatures for generations, and this hidden society of protectors won’t hesitate to close its deadly ranks.
Mixing folklore and history, suspense and the supernatural, The Shapeshifters is an extraordinary journey into a frozen land where myth bleeds into reality.
“Spjut turns Scandinavian mythology upside down in a shades-of-gray world built for lovers of fantastical suspense.” —Publishers Weekly
- Hardcover: 592 pages
- Publisher: Mariner Books (July 7, 2015)
- ISBN-10: 054408408X
- ISBN-13: 978-0544084087