Arne Lindmo & Ida Skjelbakken (ill.)
TROLLHEIM – Underground Mission

When a dear family member is kidnapped, Adam, Tara and Tobias risk everything to free him. They must climb deep underground, all the way to Helheim! Trolls, dragons and Loki himself stand in their way, and other dangers also lurk in the dark tunnels ... A pale girl crawling around looking for blood, who even the biggest trolls are afraid of.

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.

The environment is nicely depicted. The same applies to trolls and other monsters, as well as the fight scenes against them. This is the author's strength. - Jørn Lier Horst, bestselling Norwegian author

I read this book in one go, it was impossible to put down. The illustrations made my jaw drop. They are amazing!

I would have loved this book as a 10 year old, and I love the book as an adult reader.

Now!13 weeks on the bestseller list in Norway!

Most borrowed in Norwegian libraries 2022!

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]


Best Children's Book of the Year 2022, ARKs barnebokpris (11 000 children in the jury) for TROLLHEIM – Secret of Castle Crow

Winner of the Ministry of Culture's

Edited July 16, 2023 by Figenschou forlag