H. L. Phoenix
Arkin - Guardian of the Light
Book 1 – The Secret

A beautiful portal fantasy series where dreams come true, where loneliness and longing saves lives, and where the smallest person casts the biggest shadow! A stunningly illustrated epic for children and adults ages 9 and up.

Arkin is a lonely and anxious boy who has always felt different from everyone else. But Arkin is also smart, and strangely talented in drawing. It's been eight months since he lost his mother, and the void she left behind is about to devour him completely.

Everything changes the day a mysterious elderly caretaker at the school leaves an even more mysterious riddle to him. As he solves the riddle, a magical world unravels before him …

This book series is captivating, beautiful, touching, warm and peculiar; - filled to the brim with all the ingredients that a proper epic should possess!
Arkin, The Guardian of the Light - The Secret is the first book of four in the series about Arkin.

H. L. Phoenix

H. L. Phoenix
Marianne Wåhlberg

H. L. Phoenix (1982) has always loved drawing, creating and making up stories, and through an illustrated book series he is happy to combine these passions. He is particularly enthusiastic about stories that contain magic, fantasy and epic events, and he enjoys imagining new worlds.

"I love the battle between good and evil, especially when that battle takes place in ourselves ..." says author H. L. Phoenix.

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Tonje Tornes
Children's books and Comics Editor
Egmont Kids Media Nordic
PO Box 4684 Nydalen
0405 Oslo, Norway
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Winner of the Ravenrings-award 2022!

Edited June 16, 2023 by Egmont Kids Media - Norway