The Game of Death is the first book in this YA-trilogy that explores existential
issues around death and love, loneliness and grief, faith and belonging. To
oneself, to other people, and to something greater outside oneself. Is it possible that our lives are woven together with past lives, allowing old curses to haunt us and giving love left unspoken another chance?
Sixteen-year-old Rebekka is looking forward to the annual motorcycle summer vacation with her father. But plans change abruptly when her father dies in an accident, just after a big quarrel between them. Filled with guilt and despair, Rebekka visits the Barn, her father's car repair shop where he helped troubled kids put their lives back together.
Among old vintage cars and tools, she finds a spirit board. Hoping that this may bring her in contact with her father, Rebekka uses the spirit board, which opens up a number of strange and frightening events. In addition, Rebekka receives a surprising message: Her father’s death was not an accident, he was killed. Suddenly Rebekka faces a mystery that is far greater and more complicated than she could have imagined.
We were immediately intrigued, and there was no doubt this was a trilogy we really wanted to publish. Excitement from the first page, mysteries, scary appearances from the past - it was simply captivating! Anne Elvedal is able to capture the YA-reader recognizable from the really good TV series.”