Tillykke til forfatter Rannva Saltoft fra Herlev, som er forlagets nyeste forfatter. Lene Rannva Saltoft er pæredansk; hun foretrækker bare at skrive på engelsk.
Killing Birch – a literary horror novel
200 kr (fri fragt uden omdeling)
Where do you go, when home is the place that scares you the most? This modern-day saga revolves around a brutal murder and offers a story of love and heartbreak, set in a picturesque village on the West Coast of Jutland.
Two childhood friends, Jenny and Birch, are torn apart by a sinister tragedy. Birch is found sitting beside his mother’s corpse by the edge of the ancient Angel Maker Lake. Deeply traumatized and unable to account for his mother’s fate, the boy is disowned by his family.
Twenty years later, the adult Birch is crippled by gory visions and inexplicable dreams. An unexpected visitor forces him to return to the eerie village and face his past. In this narrow community where most people harbor secrets and ancient grudges, the general belief is that Birch is a murderer. But nature has a way of intervening when hearts turn dark and demons are let off their leash.
Horrorforfatter Steen Langstrups vurdering af novellen:
“Dette er en frisk ny stemme i dansk horror, også selvom den er skrevet på engelsk”.
A revival of the Gothic Horror story and a prequel to Rannva Saltoft’s Scandinavian debut novel, “Killing Birch”.
Meet the mad twins, Lily and Ivy, bound for the Asylum after a ghastly encounter with a suitor, but a dark man follows them while they are traveling through “Murder Forest”. Will they get there alive?
The short story offers a brilliant opportunity to get acquainted with the main characters of “Killing Birch”, cranky old Mrs. Kofoed and her rescue children Jenny and Birch. Besides, it is a treat for any reader with a crush on the Victorian age.