Translated by Nina Sokol. The original book was published in 2015.
When eight-year old Mandigo finds a baby on a raft in a river, he saves it but, when he tries to carry it back to his village, he is stopped by a large stag. The stag forces Mandigo to take the baby deep into the forest, and soon other animals join the curious trio...
Thus begin the adventures of Mandigo, a boy who spends his days toiling in his father's mill in the mediaeval village of Oakhill. Little does he know that his life until this moment has all been one big lie. When the cataclysmic event known as the Storm wreaked havoc across the world many years before, it changed the landscape and released violent magical forces.
By his twelfth birthday, Mandigo has discovered that he has become the unwitting focus of those magical forces. He must quickly learn how to deal with them in order to save not only his own soul, but also the lives of everyone he loves.
The problem is that the Hellhounds are already on to him...
Anders Reemark was born in 1980 in Denmark. After highschool and business school, Anders was employed by Danske Bank, where he still works. Anders and his wife and four-year-old daughter currently reside in a suburb of Copenhagen together with a cat called Mouse(!)
Always an avid reader, Anders got into writing when reading aloud to his daughter. She always wanted more stories, and he discovered that he had a storytelling gift of his own. He began to write his stories down, and Mandigo and the Hellhounds is his first novel. It was originally published in Danish (as Mandigo og Helvedeshundene) by LSe in 2015. Keen to see the story reach a wider audience it is being translated into other languages and will be published in English by Elsewhen Press in 2016.