Motto of Legenden om Ljusets rike is (says on first page of the first volume):
Legenden om Ljusets rike is a follow-up to two previous set of novels written by Margit Sandemo: Directly to the Häxmästaren and indirectly to the The Legend of the Ice People, and it's the conclusion-volume of the set of novels-trilogy that consist of these novels. Part of the characters of the Legenden om Ljusets rike are the same as in the novels Häxmästaren and Sagan om Isfolket; part of them are completely new. Mainly, new characters are children of the principal characters of the two above-mentioned novels.
Legenden om Ljusets rike describes about the life in the happy and fabulous Realm of Light, which is located next to center of the Earth. You've gone to the Realm of Light through hidden Gates, and there are lots of Gates on the Earth. Everyone who once have gone there, can't return on the Earth. There aren't disorders, wars, environmental problems, criminality, inequality, old age and death in the Realm of Light. There the time goes by 12 times slower than on the Earth.
People in the Realm of Light live very long lifetime, but their ageing come to a stop at the age of 30-35. They, who have been older when entering the Realm of Light, get younger slowly to that age. The area of Realm of Light is 100 000 square kilometers, it is in other words approximately the size of Iceland. So that Realm of Light wouldn't change for too much dense populated, there is imposed restrictions on number of children. Because of that each family can have just one child.
The author has populated this fantasy world with people, the Spirits of the warlock Móri, ancestors of the Icepeople, the deads who didn't whonever got happiness in their lives, fairies, Earth-beings who are hostile to other creatures, Strangers, several members of the Lemurian race as well as 4 Madrags; the technologically advanced inhabitants of Mu. There are no winds, changes of states of weather or the blue sky in the Realm of Light, because the sun can't shine there. The technology of the Realm of Light is very progressive for the sake of high education of the Strangers. The impractical and polluting cars have there been replaced with flying motor vehicles (air gondolas).
The sun doesn't shine in the Realm of Light, but there are many goldish balls, the Holy Suns on top of high towers called minarets that shining light coloured amber. The largest Holy Sun, "The Big Sun" is situated in the capital of the land. The opposite of Realm of Light is the Realm of Darkness. Realm of Light has been isolated from Realm of Darkness with the transparent, immaterial, kind of glass Wall.
Jori has brown-curly un-cut hair, his father fond eyes and his mother devastating irresponsibility. Because he is not as long and handsome as his friends, he compensate to be fool, wild and bold.
Jaskari is the strong man of the group with long, light hair and blinding blue eyes. He has muscles which are threatening burst his shirt and trousers.
Armas is half Stranger. Long, intelligent, with piercing eyes and silk-soft hair. Has peculiar talents and have got stricter upbringing than the other youths.
Elena has hopeless figure in her opinion. Peaceful and pleasant, but at heart uncertain and want to be than others. Has enormous, kind of frizzy hair.
Berengaria is four years younger than the aboves. Romantic and slender with long, dark hair in curls. Her mind is a test chart for all the humanitarian strongnesses and weaknesses. Clever and happy, gigglingly and bussbody and capricious. The parents are worry.
Nighteye is an American Indian boy with long, straight and blue-black hair, noble profil and eyes which are as dark as night. He is one year older than the aboves.
Tsi-Tsungga, called Tsi. An Earth-being from The Old Castle. A handsome, a fairy resembling young man with strong shoulders and green-brown-plotted body, quick and suiple, be brimming over with sensuality, he is really sexy.
Siska, a runaway little princess from the Realm of Darkness. Resembles Berengaria superficially. She has large, oblique and ice-grey eyes, full lips, and magnificent hair, straight, black and silk-shining. She distance to young Tsi and his animal, giant squirrel Tjick.
Indra, a lazy and complot-loving, has much of humour and exaggerate her laziness. Has elegance curved eyebrows and perfect complexion. The same age as four first.
Miranda, two years younger than her sister. Has reddish hair and freckles. Has taken the responsibility of the all world, will to make it better. An environmentalist, has a thing about boys in her movements, hasn't loved yet.
Alice, called Sassa. One of the youngest, has followed her grandparents to the Realm of Light. Burned down as child. Marco cured all her scars, but she is still timid and doesn't want to appear to people or talk with them. Her cat is named Hubert Ambrosia.
Dolgo, earlier Dolg. Because he has lived 250 years in the Realm of Fairies, he is still just 23 years old, but he has experience and wisdom of the all world. He hasn't been done to erotically love. Best friend is dog Nero.
Marco is forever young, born in 1861 for Son of Lucifer, the ruler of the black/ fallen / banished angels. The prince of The Black Rooms. Tremendously stately. Fabulously beautiful, but also he can't to fall in love.
He or Dolgo don't belong to group of young people, but they are very important to youths. Marco belongs to Icepeople like Alice, Indra and Miranda.
Gondagil is a varangian from the folk of Timon in the Valley of Mist from the outside Darkness. Long, light and strong. Is now in the Realm of Light, but argues that the light can shines also to his folk. Miranda is his great love.
|Swedish title||Norwegian title||Translated title||Published||Pages||ISBN|
|1||Viskningen||Bak portene||The Whisper||1995||252||ISBN 9177108841|
|2||Móri och Isfolket||Móri og Isfolket||Móri and the Ice People||1995||253||ISBN 917710885X|
|3||Flickan som inte kunde säga nej||Piken som ikke kunne si nei||The Girl Who Could not Say No||1995||252||ISBN 9177109449|
|4||Dagg och dimma||Mannen fra Tåkedalen||Dew and Mist||1996||255||ISBN 9177108876|
|5||Johannesnatten||Johannesnatten||Night of Johannes||1996||249||ISBN 9177108884|
|6||Den utvalde||Den utvalgte||The Chosen One||1996||250||ISBN 9177108892|
|7||Häxan||Heksen||The Witch||1997||252||ISBN 9177109481|
|8||Skräcken||Redsel||The Horror||1997||252||ISBN 917710949X|
|9||Sol av Isfolket||Sol av Isfolket||Sol of the Ice People||1997||248||ISBN 9177109503|
|10||Nattsvarta rosor||Nattsvarte roser||Roses Black as Night||1997||250||ISBN 9177109511|
|12||Det bävande hjärtat||Det bevende hjerte||The Fearful Heart||1998||252||ISBN 9177109538|
|13||Ond saga||Ond saga||Evil Story||1998||251||ISBN 9177109066|
|14||In i värmen||Inn i varmen||Into the Warmth||1998||250||ISBN 9177109554|
|15||Mörkrets ande||Mørket||Spirits of Darkness||1999||252||ISBN 9177109562|
|16||Livshunger||Livshunger||Hunger for Life||1999||252||ISBN 9177109570|
|17||Från toppen och uppåt||Fra toppen og oppover||Up from the Top||1999||252||ISBN 917710935X|
|18||Så djup en längtan||Så dyp en lengsel||So Deep a Longing||1999||252||ISBN 9177109368|
|19||Mördande oskuld||Drepende uskyld||Murderous Innocence||1999||250||ISBN 9177109376|
|20||Ett hav av kärlek||Et hav av kjærlighet||A Sea of Love||1999||248||ISBN 9177109619|
|Sagnet om Lysets Rike (Norwegian)||Saga o Królewstwie Światła (Polish)||Ríki ljóssins (Icelandic)|
|1||Bak portene||Wielkie Wrota||Handan hliðsins|
|2||Móri og Isfolket||Móri i Ludzie Lodu||Móri og Ísfólkið|
|3||Piken som ikke kunne si nei||Trudno mówic "nie"||Stúlkan sem gat ekki neitað|
|4||Mannen fra Tåkedalen||Mężczyzna z Doliny Mgie.||Maðurinn úr þokudalnum|
|6||Den utvalgte||Chłopiec z Południa||Sá útvaldi|
|9||Sol av Isfolket||Sol z Ludzi Lodu||Sunna af ætt Ísfólksins|
|10||Nattsvarte roser||Czarne róże||Náttsvartar rósir|
|12||Det bevende hjerte||Drżące serce||Sál í hlekkjum|
|13||Ond saga||Tajemnica Gór Czarnych||Ill örlög|
|14||Inn i varmen||Lilja i Goram||-|
|17||Fra toppen og oppover||Na ratunek||-|
|18||Så dup en lengsel||Tęsknota||-|
|20||Et hav av kjærlighet||Morze miłości||-|