The Silent Three: Elara's Comfort (2)

De tre tyste: Elaras trøst (2)

Synne Kirstine Eriksen’s fantasy trilogy, The Silent Three is a sublime reading experience, absolutely on par with the big established writers within the genre. Packed with atmosphere, layers of meaning and the most beautiful, flowing language, this series is truly un-put-downable. Elara's Comfort is the second book in the trilogy.

Synne Kristine Eriksen is a true storyteller - her writing envelops you and stays with you for a long time after you have put her books down. In her series, The Silent Three, she does what J.K. Rowling and George R.R. Martin did so convincingly before her: creates a universe that is completely her own, just lying there ready for you to dive in.

The Silent Three: Elara's Comfort (2)

De tre tyste: Elaras trøst (2)

Synne Kirstine Eriksen’s fantasy trilogy, The Silent Three is a sublime reading experience, absolutely on par with the big established writers within the genre. Packed with atmosphere, layers of meaning and the most beautiful, flowing language, this series is truly un-put-downable. Elara's Comfort is the second book in the trilogy.

Synne Kristine Eriksen is a true storyteller - her writing envelops you and stays with you for a long time after you have put her books down. In her series, The Silent Three, she does what J.K. Rowling and George R.R. Martin did so convincingly before her: creates a universe that is completely her own, just lying there ready for you to dive in.

Synopsis

”Come”, the Shadow says and her voice is ice, tinted with bitterness. He swallows. “I…”. “Come”, she says again, this time softer. He cannot take his eyes off her eyes, they are a light grey, like thin slices of flint that is penetrated by the rays of the sun, and they burrow into his, into him. Warmth washes over him and he feels like doing what she says. He takes her hand and follows her, away from the camp, deeper into the Forest.

The Land of the Beacon prepares for war. Dark powers are winning territory in the Forest. In the North, the Bell Makers are making one last, desperate attempt to negotiate peace with the Shadows. Meanwhile, Myrhat is fighting to reach her home at the Embankment of Fog and hopelessness overwhelms Sigurd. Will he ever find his sister? And if he does, what then? Nothing will ever be the same again. But deep inside the Forest he meets the Shadow, Oresme, and she turns everything he thought he knew about Shadows upside down.

Elara’s Comfort is the second instalment in Synne Kirstine Eriksen’s compelling fantasy trilogy, The Silent Three.

Reviews

"A solid plot in a complete, compelling, medieval universe" – (Fyens Stiftidende)

"Here’s an author with something urgent to say " – (Weekendavisen)

"Really delicious fantasy " – (Bibliotekattens Bøger (well-known Danish librarian blogger))

"... but Eriksen’s real masterstroke is this: The mythology is rooted in the narrative style of folk tales, but at the same time she makes her narrated world so physically tangible that it becomes believable. Real nature intertwines with invented, and the two make each other sparkle." – (Superkultur.dk)

"Five stars won’t do it. This book is: SO. GOOD! Why is there no more hype around it? Why aren't more people advertising it? It's world class fantasy. The language is seductive, the characters lively and the action nerve-wrackingly exciting. It all comes beautifully together, and I can by no means praise this book enough at all. Read it, read it!" – Julie Day (Fan on Goodreads)

"This universe simply took my breath away. EVERYTHING about this book is formidably amazing. The story is ominous in a Viking-like setting. The writing style is perfect. Almost every single sentence was so wonderful that it made my book heart overflow with the joy of reading." – Marlene Bendtsen (Fan on Goodreads)

Personal note from the author

Once I came across three bells in Worcester, it was in 2016 and my first book had not been published yet. I took a picture of them, because my trilogy, The Silent Three, was exactly about three bells; three bells without sound and with a magical and strange power. But for me, they were more than that, for me The Silent Three is about sorrow, and every book is its own bell, and every bell is its own part of the sorrow, and what is all this sorrow doing in a fantasy series, you might now think. But that was what I needed to write about. “You feel that the author has an urgent story to tell”, Weekendavisen (read: a weekly Danish newspaper) wrote about the first book and this sentence means something special to me. Now the series is complete: finally, the story has come together, finally, I have put into words what was stirring in my heart.

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The Silent Three: Elara's Comfort (2)
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Original Language: Danish
Original Publisher: Turbine
Published: November, 2017
327 pages
Category: Children's Books
Sub-category: YA
Genre: Fantasy
Available material: Danish original, English sample translation.

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