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[[caption-width-right:350:Ilke, Alk, Arol and Kheiko.]]

''Phenomena'' is a series of Norwegian YoungAdult fantasy books written by Creator/RubenEliassen. The series follows the elf boy Alk and his twin sister Ilke, which according to an old prophecy has the power to defeat Tarkan, the fürst of darkness, and by that free their world from his evil regime.

The series takes place in Aldra, a country in the world Erda, controlled by the Sherpa, the Dark Lord and his evil forces. The elves are slaves by Tarkan's servants the mortoks but two elves, Harti and Khiri, manages to bring their newborn children out of captivity and to the wise vizard Sha-ra's Castle. Here will the children, the twins Alk and Ilke, raised in freedom. It turns out that Sha-ra knows an ancient prophecy, recorded in the Phenomena; the book of visdom. The prophecy says that two elf children will rise up and fight Tarkan on the Gredom fields. These two children are Alk and Ilke, and they go out to fulfil prophecy and defeat evil.

Throughout the series, we follow Alk and Ilke and their adventures leading up to the unavoidable battle that will decide the fate of the world. In addition to the twins, we also get to know their adoptive father Sha-ra, their big brother figure Arol, Jolsah the mortok prince, Azur an escaped slave, and Millian who have been transported to Aldra from our own world and many others.

Official site is [[http://phenomena.no/ here]], official facebook page is [[https://www.facebook.com/phenomena.no here]], and a fan club on DeviantArt [[http://phenomena-fanclub.deviantart.com/ here]]. Some has been translated professionally [[http://web2.gyldendal.no/cims2html/default.ashx?template=&projectId=102&nick=Gyldendal%20Agency&menuId=6896 here by Gyldendal]], but it has not been updated in a long time. It has been translated into Italian, Danish, Swedish, Finish and German. Has a LiveAction TV-series in development by [[http://filmedimagination.com/index.html Filmed Imagination]], which you can read about on [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2198107/ IMDb]] and their own pages [[http://filmedimagination.com/projects/phenomena.html here]], the episode writer is open for both questions and sugestions on [[https://twitter.com/PhenomenaWriter twitter]]. Some fans hope it'll see the same fate as Literature/DeltoraQuest did in Japan which got an [[Anime/DeltoraQuest anime]], a manga and a game.

* '''Phenomena''', the 2002-2011 book series currently consisting of 7 novels and so far 12 spinoffs:
** ''[[Literature/Phenomena1TheProphecysChosenOnes Phenomena 1: The Prophecy's Chosen Ones]]''(2002)
** ''[[Literature/Phenomena2ParadosEye Phenomena 2: Parados' Eye]]''(2003)
** ''[[Literature/Phenomena3TheLostHeart Phenomena 3: The Lost Heart]]''(2004)
** ''[[Literature/Phenomena4Exodus Phenomena 4: Exodus]]''(2006)
** ''[[Literature/Phenomena5Enigma Phenomena 5: Enigma]]''(2007)
** ''[[Literature/Phenomena6TheWizard Phenomena 6: The Wizard]]''(2009)
** ''[[Literature/Phenomena7FrostsDaugher Phenomena 7: Frost's Daugher]]''(2011)(Cover illustrated by [[http://olvesblog.blogspot.no/ Olve Askim]]).
** ''[[Literature/PhenomenaAzur Phenomena: Azur]]'' (6 books)(illustrated by [[http://www.oysteinrunde.no/#home Øystein Runde]])
** ''[[Literature/PhenomenaJolsah Phenomena: Jolsah]]''(6 books)(same as above)
** Phenomena The Battle For Aldra board game.(Illustrated by [[http://www.franz-vohwinkel.com/home.phtml Franz Vohwinkel]])

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!!Literature/{{Phenomena}} provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Ilke and Millian
* AntiHero: Azur and [[spoiler:Jolsah]] can be seen as such.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Tarkan, is Mentor, Sha-ra's jealous brother]].
* AloofAlly: [[spoiler:Azur seems to be this in the beginning.]]
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Subverted, [[spoiler:as Alk didn't know that Mijam and her people where taken away in the first place.]]
* ArtifactOfDoom: [[spoiler:King Veha's heart, it might keep [[BigBad Sherpa]] from going to kill everyone in Aldra, however, he still torments them. Also [[CoolSword Kheiko]] in some way since it uses the wielder to kill.]]
* ArtEvolution: See [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eintotre_2074.jpg here]], wherever it was an evolution however, is up to you.
* BadassFamily: Alk, Ilke, Sha-ra and Arol is kinda this. Alk and Ilke are [[TheChosenOne the chosens]], Alk wields [[CoolSword Kheiko]] while Ike controls the [[AnIcePerson ice]]. Sha-ra is an badass sorcerer, whom was the [[spoiler: first dragonknight]] and Arol is a badass winterbear!
** PregnantBadass: Khiri, and how!
** BadassBeard: Sha-Ra, he even has a BadassMustache!
* BadassCrew: The more they travel the bigger the crew gets. [[spoiler:In the end they have a BadassArmy.]]
** BadassAdorable: Ilke
** BadassBookworm: Alk and Sha-ra
** BadassLongcoat: Alk and Ilke has longcoats in many covers and illustrations.
** BadassTeacher: Sha-ra is Alk and Ilke's teacher too.
** BaldOfAwesome: Azur
** [[spoiler:BattleCouple: Millian and Azur.]]
** BewareTheNiceOnes: Alk and Ilke
** DareToBeBadass: Jolsah
** HiddenBadass: You wouldn't guess that the innocent looking elf children are the chosen.
* BarbarianTribe: The mortoks, whom keeps he elves as their slaves.
* BerserkButton: have slaves and Ilke will kick your ass, hurt Ilke and Alk will kick your ass...
* BrotherSisterTeam: Alk and Ilke that also are twins.
* BigBrotherMentor: Arol is this to Alk and Ilke. Teaching them different things, like how to fight without weapons.
* BigFancyCastle: Sha-ra has one.
* BlindSeer: They meet one on their travels.
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Mentor and Sha-ra, Ezau and Azur]].
** [[spoiler:[[HeWhoFightsMonsters Azur is the one whom kills Ezau]] though.]]
* [[spoiler: TheCavalryArrivesLate: PlayedForDrama, if they had come earlier would Ilke have survived.]]
* [[spoiler:ChildrenForcedToKill: Alk and Ilke, unfortunately...]]
* [[spoiler:ChildSoldier: Turns out in the end that Alk and Ilke weren't chosen, King Veha just needed someone to free the elves for him.]]
* ComingOfAgeStory: Follows Alk and Ilke from they are born until they're around 18.
* CoolOldGuy: Sha-ra
* CuteBookworm: Alk
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Sha-ra in the 1st book]]
* DubNameChange: In the german translation Alk is Alak, Sha-ra is Scha-ra and Arol is Arul. The only understandable is Arul since the german u is the norwegian o.
* EitherOrProphecy
* ElementalHair: Ilke has icy light blue hair that almost looks like icicles. It's a case of PowerDyesYourHair. However the germans did an AdaptationDyeJob and gave her black or very dark blue.
* ExtremeOmnivore: the terraquses.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Alk
** TheLancer: Azur
** TheSmartGuy: Sha-ra
** TheBigGuy: Arol
** TheChick: Ilke
** SixthRanger: Millian
* FighterMageThief: Alk, Ilke and Millian pretty much when they travel alone.
* [[FolkHero Folk Heroes]]: According to Phenomena Alk and Ilke will become this.
* GamerChick: Millian likes WorldOfWarcraft, and wants [[{{Tomboy}} Ilke]] to try it.
* [[GenkiGirl Genki Girls]]: Ilke and Mijam.
* GenreSavvy: Millian, which confuses the others.
* GiantFlyer: Alk, Ilke and [[spoiler: Jolsah]] sees one in the beginning of the 2nd book.
* GoodIsNotNice: [[spoiler: Kheiko]]
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: Phenomena itself.
* HerosMuse: Mijam is Alk's.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ponjak and Melka becomes this.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: the [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/airprophets_776.jpg Ahmel]] is used much, as well as [[DragonRider dragons]](but only by the Dragon Knight order), wolves by the Wolf Rider tribe and sometimes horses.
* InevitableWaterfall: in the 1st book
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Alk and Ilke has this with many, including Millian, Azur, Arol, [[spoiler:Mentor]] and more.
* InterspeciesFriendship: tons
* InterspeciesRomance: Mijam and Alk seems to be this. Also [[spoiler: Millian and Azur.]]
* IWillWaitForYou: Mijam will wait for Alk.
* JeanneDArchetype: Ilke, [[spoiler:She even dies in the end, but seems to have woken up from the dead. If one like Phenomena's facebook page Ruben Eliassen will write her ultimate fate.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jolsah
* [[KidHero Kid Heroes]]: Alk and Ilke
* LeftHanging: And how!
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* LoadsAndLoadsOfRaces
* [[MagneticHero Magnetic Heroes]]
* [[MageInManhattan Mage In Trondheim]]: [[spoiler:Where both Alk and Ilke goes when they are teleported to our world and the hideout for some evil wizards. The wizards hide in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nidaros_Cathedral Nidarosdomen]]. Where ever this was meant to be TakeThat to christianity or not is not told, might be becauce the 1st book was awarded the The Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Church Affair First Book Prize.]]
* ManHug: [[spoiler:Alk and Jolsah does this in the 7th book, and Ilke claims she loves seeing guys hug.]]
* MeaningfulName: tons, aparently, according to Sha-ra.
* MedievalEuropeanFantasy: {{subverted}}, if one pay attention is it more like the 19th century if compared to Earth, [[spoiler: and Amyrst's dress looks more like it's from the 18th century. There is FantasyGunControl, probably because there's magic and the population's extreme fear of the unknown. It is pretty feudal, but there's one king.
* {{Mordor}}: [[BigBad Sherpa]] controls a country called "nothern country" or "country in the north" by the story and the charcters, it's never described in much detail.
* [[spoiler:NearRapeExperience: Mijam seems to have experienced something like that late in the 6th book, but it's never brought up again in the 7th so nobody really knows.]]
* NoExportForYou: has only been translated into Swedish, German, Finish, Danish and Italian.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: although it is hinted that Ilke and Millian talk about it once.
* [[spoiler:NotSoDifferent Sherpa tries this on Ilke.]]
* OneOfTheBoys: Ilke, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jolsah]] tries to keep her out though.
* OneSteveLimit: Mijam and Millian are really alike, but it's never was bought up.
** Made even worse if you can Spanish where "ll" is pronounced "j".
* OlderThanTheyLook: Sha-ra and [[spoiler:Millian]]
* LeParkour: Millian seems to be really good at this.
* PictureBooks: Both spin-offs.
* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: [[spoiler:Or so they where led to believe.]]
* PuppyLove: Mijam and Alk
* QuicksandSucks: [[spoiler:Early in the 2nd book Alk and Ilke are SeparatedFromTheAdults. Then they are dragged into the sand. It's actually because [[ImAHumanitarian terraqus]]'es are dragging them down.]]
* RealWomenDontWearDresses: Ilke, except for one time.
* RiverOfInsanity: [[spoiler:Quite early in the 1st book, Sha-ra jumps of the raft trying to stop it.]]
* [[DaddysGirl Sha-ra's Girl]]: Ilke
* [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]]: Millian loves coming with them since she grew up here on earth.
* ShrugOfGod: Alk and Ilke's clothes are implied to [[spoiler: belonged to Sha-ra and Mentor when they where younger]] considdering that Ilke dresses quite masculine. The clothes are also different from those Sha-ra and other elves currently wear (probably due to Sha-ra being a mage and the elves being slaves), more like a mix of elvish and winter bear clothes. It's never said who made them or when they where made, and Khiri couldn't just make and send them, which implies the first theory. Ezpect for that [[spoiler: the castle Sha-ra and Mentor grew up in burnt down and only a few books survived.
* SlasherSmile: Azur on the cover 6th book of his spin-off.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Ilke was the only girl in the main group until book 3.
* SpringIsLate: during most of Alk and Ilke's childhood, because Hish wants to kidnap them, or as he says, play with them, so he sticks around the castle until he can't anymore.
* TheSwordThatSpeaks: Kheiko, but only Alk can hear it.
* [[spoiler:[[TakeUpMySword Take Up My Book]]: Sha-ra wants Mentor to take up the Phenomena after his death.]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Azur, [[spoiler: well according to Millian anyway.]]
* [[spoiler:TrappedInAnotherWorld: Alk and Ilke are trapped in our world in the 3rd book.]]
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: Ilke is childlike and innocent, Mijam is sensible and capable, Millian is HotterAndSexier.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Ilke's Tomboy to Mijam's girly girl
* TooSoon: book 7 was this according to WordOfGod, because of some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Norway_attacks recent events]], but it was published anyway.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: Alk, Ilke and Millian from time to time.
* [[spoiler:UnableToCry: Alk when Sha-ra dies, and even more when Ilke dies, which [[BreakTheCutie breaks him completely.]]]]
* UpperClassTwit: Jolsah in the beginning.
* UrbanFantasy: for some of the 3rd book.
* [[spoiler:WelcomeToTheRealWorld]]
* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: how their adventure begins.
* WhatTheHellTownspeople: In the beginning of the 2nd book a line of people are waiting in line to get water from a well, Ilke makes some ice with her powers and instead of thanking her they treat her like she was a [[TearJerker monster]].
* YouGetKnockedDownYouGetBackUpAgain: Harti in the very 1st chapter.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair With Red Stripes]]: Jolsah's hair is WEIRD.
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