Arne Lindmo & Ida Skjelbakken (ill.)
TROLLHEIM – Secret of Castle Crow

Mysterious things are going on in the small town of Trollheim. The children talk in hushed voices about scary things in the woods. Three friends, Adam, Tara and Tobias, are facing the longest and most dangerous night of their lives. If they are to survive until dawn, they must discover the secret of Castle Crow and do battle with an ancient evil before the whole world is lost.


The winner of the ARK children's book prize is chosen by the most honest readers! The jury consists of over 10,000 fifth, sixth and seventh graders who nominate the year's best children's book! In 2022, TROLLHEIM - Secret of Castle Crow was named the very best book of the year! This is the first book in the series.

Selected title by NORLA - Norwegian Literature Abroad
Optioned by Norwegian film company
Foreign rights sold to Denmark!
Award winner!

Readers review:

Actually, it’s rare that I read such a good book.

– FELIX, 11 year

I’d like to read the book again.

– Martin, 12 years

I’d actually stand in front of my whole class and recommend the book.

– Sol Borghild, 9½

Would recommend this book to others who like really exciting books (...) Very well written! (...) The book was a little too short. I want this to be a series with several books!

– Lars, 11 years

I got carried away and really wanted to read on. I also got a little sad when the book was finished.

– Erle, 11 years

I was gripped with suspense from page 1!

– Runa, 10½ years

The book is perfect for anyone who likes trolls, werewolves, mysterious beings and a little romance.

– Miriam, 10 years

Arne Lindmo & Ida Skjelbakken (ill.)

Arne Lindmo & Ida Skjelbakken (ill.)
NORLA / Adrian Nielsen

Author ARNE LINDMO was born in Norway in 1981. He loves to write exciting stories inspired by NORSE MYTHOLOGY, fairytales and myths, a theme that has fascinated him since childhood. In addition to reading, he likes to play chess and computer games. Outdoors, he prefers basketball and slalom skiing, preferably with his son.

Illustrator IDA SKJELBAKKEN was born in Norway in 1979. Her photographic style brings the characters and battle scenes to life in a cinematic way. Her execution is impressive, and her style fits the fantasy genre perfectly!

Rights sold to

Denmark, Turbine publishing

Other titles

Secret of Castle Crow
Avenger from Helheim
Underground Mission
- Vampires and demons

Stand alone Christmas title:
The Christmas coup by Lindmo & Skjelbakken

Foreign rights

Figenschou Publishing, please contact Anitra Figenschou, e-mail [email protected], phone 0047 92606318, Address: Tromsogata 21, 0565 Oslo, Norway.

Also represented by Rights & Brands in these language areas Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic, Dutch, German and English: [email protected]

Also represented by Otago Literary Agency in Italy


Best Children's Book of the Year 2022, ARKs barnebokpris (11 000 children in the jury)

Winner of the Ministry of Culture's

Edited July 16, 2023 by Figenschou forlag