The Engelsfors Trilogy
The setting: a small town in decline. The main charcters: a group of diverse teenagers who turn out to be witches. Their mission: To stop the world from ending.
The Engelsfors trilogy is a series of Swedish urban fantasy books that is being published in over 30 countries. It is set in the fictional town Engelsfors (roughly translated Angel Falls).
The first part – The Circle – came out in 2011 and was an instant hit in Sweden, winning praise among critics and readers alike. The trilogy’s success continued when the second part – Fire – was published in 2012.
The third and final part – The Key – was published in Swedish November 15 2013.
There is also a comic book album called Tales from Engelsfors. More info here!
Engelsfors. Beautiful name, scrubby town. Surrounded by deep forests where people get lost and disappear. Six girls just started high school. They have nothing in common – except they are all hunted by an ancient evil.
The autumn semester has just started when a student is found dead in one of the school lavatories. Everyone suspects suicide. Everyone except the ones who know the truth. One night, when a mysterious red moon fills the sky, the girls meet in the park. They don’t know why or how they were brought there but they learn that they need each other in order to survive.
They are told that they are witches. An ancient prophecy states that they are The Chosen Ones. From this day on, high school is a matter of life and death, literally. They must learn how to work together despite their differences and they have to master the forces that have awakened within them. Time is running out. Something is hunting them and if they don’t find it and defeat it, it will find them.
A small industrial town becomes the arena for the final battle between good and evil. The Circle is a story about love, magic, nagging parents, homework, death and friendship.
The Chosen Ones are about to start their second year in senior high school. All summer they have been waiting for the demons’ next move. But the threat comes from another direction, somewhere they could never have foreseen.
It becomes more and more obvious that something is very wrong in Engelsfors. The past is woven together with the present. The living meet the dead. The Chosen Ones are tied even closer together and are once again reminded that magic cannot make you happy or mend broken hearts…
Was published in Sweden in November 2013.