- Rights sold in 25 countries
- Translated into 23 languages
- Over 120,000 copies sold in
- Winner of the highly prestigious Children''s
Literature Prize (Jugendliteraturpreis) in 2011
An intelligent computer game with a disturbing
When 16-year-old Nick gets a package, he wonders if it will
explain the behavior of his classmates, who have been secretive
lately. The package contains the mysterious computer game Erebos.
Players must obey strict rules: always play alone, never talk about
the game, and never tell anyone your nickname.
Curious, Nick joins the game and quickly becomes addicted. But
Erebos knows a lot about the players and begins to manipulate their
lives. When it sends Nick on a deadly assignment, he refuses and is
banished from the game.
Now unable to play, Nick turns to a friend for help in finding
out who controls the game. The two set off on a dangerous mission
in which the border between reality and the virtual world begins to
This utterly convincing and suspenseful thriller originated in
Germany where it has become a runaway bestseller.
International praise for Erebos:
Like the game in the story, this book pulls the reader under its
spell and doesn''t let go until the puzzle is solved.
This year''s summer thriller!
-- Die Zeit
This captivating book for young people about the danger of
virtual worlds is impossible to put down.
-- Brigitte Magazine
A masterful, riveting thriller.
-- Neue Zürcher Zeitung
A super-suspenseful book full of insight about the fascination
that computer games hold.
An unbelievably good book.
-- Freizeitmagazin Weinheimer Nachrichten
Plunges the reader into a fantasy world in the same way that
Nick is drawn into his game.
This thriller is a tour de force.