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Ilke, Alk, Arol and Kheiko.
Phenomena is a series of Norwegian Young Adult fantasy books written by Ruben Eliassen. 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 here, official facebook page is here, and a fan club on deviantARThere. Some has been translated professionally 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 Live Action TV-series in development by Filmed Imagination, which you can read about on IMDb and their own pages here, the episode writer is open for both questions and sugestions on twitter. Some fans hope it'll see the same fate as Deltora Quest did in Japan which got an anime, a manga and a game.
Phenomena, the 2002-2011 book series currently consisting of 7 novels and so far 12 spinoffs:
Badass Family: Alk, Ilke, Sha-ra and Arol is kinda this. Alk and Ilke are the chosens, Alk wields Kheiko while Ike controls the ice. Sha-ra is an badass sorcerer, whom was the first dragonknight and Arol is a badass winterbear!
Mage In Trondheim: Where both Alk and Ilke goes when they are teleported to our world and the hideout for some evil wizards. The wizards hide in Nidarosdomen. Where ever this was meant to be Take That 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.
Man Hug: Alk and Jolsah does this in the 7th book, and Ilke claims she loves seeing guys hug.
Medieval European Fantasy: 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 Fantasy Gun Control, probably because there's magic and the population's extreme fear of the unknown. It is pretty feudal, but there's one king.
Mordor: 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.
Near-Rape Experience: 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.
No Export for You: has only been translated into Swedish, German, Finish, Danish and Italian.
Shout Outs: Millian loves coming with them since she grew up here on earth.
Shrug of God: Alk and Ilke's clothes are implied to 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.
What The Hell, Townspeople?: 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 monster.