Alter is a story of courage, passion, and selflessness. In a world ruled by Gods, Goddesses and Fate, two Princes meet – perhaps it is better to say clash. Alter, The Chosen One, tells his memoirs at a breathtaking pace. Flashbacks, returns to the present, twists and turns set the pace for the writing of this compelling story. The son of the Gods and the son of Demons: what can happen when two opposing people, two worlds that have always fought each other, come together? Intrigue, kidnapping, revenge, and magic frame the meeting of two souls. The royal obligations of Alter and Malager only complicate the relationship between the two. Not even the help of all the Gods and Goddesses will prevent the Reader from getting involved in this overwhelming adventure.
Joanna Pettersson (pen name) was born in Słupsk, in northern Poland. She received her MA in Scandinavian languages from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, and achieved her PhD in linguistics at the University of Lund.
Since then, she works as a university lecturer. Currently, she holds the position of professor of translation theory and intercultural communication at a university in Norway.
In her free time, she writes fiction. She published two novels: Rozbita Tarcza (Broken Shield), 2018; and Alter, 2020; and collections of short stories: Opowieści z Nordponte (Tales from Nordponte), 2011; Szczęściarze (The Lucky Ones), 2012, and Potępieńcy (The Condemned Ones), 2013. The latter book was qualified for the Angelus Award (an award for Central European authors) in 2014.
Two of her short stories: Wheatherby, 2016, and Dom pod północnym lasem (A House by the Northern Forest), 2021, were awarded in literary competitions.