This is the last sequence: The girl who must die (ed Acts black) puts a final end to the crime series, Swedish Millennium created by Stieg Larsson and it is the end of sensational hacker Lisbeth Salander.

This last part, published simultaneously at the end of August in thirty countries, concludes a series of six novels that make up an exciting social criticism of Sweden contemporary threats of the technological progress on the freedoms and violence against women. Past 100 million copies around the world, Millennium was created by Stieg Larsson, an investigative journalist, a specialist in right-wing movements, who died of a heart attack in 2004 just after having returned the first three manuscripts.

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Larsson will enjoy neither the immense success of the library of his saga, nor its adaptations in film and comic books, nor the legal battle between his legal rights and his companion.

After the publication of the three first volumes ( The men who did not love the women (2005), The girl who dreamed of a can of gasoline and match (2006), The queen, in the palace of the air currents (2007), a successful author, David Lagercrantz, takes up the pen with the blessing of the brother and the father of Larsson.

that which does not kill me ” (2015), and The girl who made it blow for blow (2017) will sell 14 million copies.

After the sixth component, “for me, it is finished,” says AFP David Lagercrantz, “but I am convinced that Lisbeth is immortal and that she will continue to live one way or another to the tv, in movies or in other books”.

Because Millennium , first, it is Lisbeth Salander, hacker, genius, anti-heroin punk, child martyr of domestic violence, flayed anti-social, and bisexual, which makes a justice of the shadow, swift, and final.

Its male counterpart is the investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist, editor of the magazine Millennium , in which Stieg Larsson has lent his obsessions, and his taste for archives and nomenclatures, his aversion to materialism and the abuse of power.

Threats to democracy

In The girl who must die , Lisbeth is in Moscow to settle the debts of family on a background of “fake news,” of “trolls”, of genetic manipulation and persecution of homosexuals in Chechnya. On its website, the Swedish publisher Nordstedts assured: the volume 6 is “the ultimate installment of the Millennium series”.

The companion of Stieg Larsson, Eva Gabrielsson, was frantic when Lagercrantz, the son of an intellectual, beautiful neighborhoods, had taken over the series, imagined by a journalist activist from the provinces highly committed to left-wing and that dédaignait social events. Excluded from the succession because they were not married, she had not had gain of cause. David Lagercrantz, to him, has no regrets. “With the benefit of hindsight, I have to continue (the work of Stieg Larsson, editor’s NOTE), this has put light on (its) books, and (his) political action,” says the man in his fifties who plans to use his promotional tour to discuss the “threats against democracy”.

Larsson, who wrote for the magazine anti-racist Swedish Expo and lived under the constant threat of small groups of neo-nazis, “had understood before anyone else the dangers of the extreme right”, points to its successor. Biographer, the footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and the mathematician Alan Turing, David Lagercrantz wants to turn the page of Millennium . “Three books, it was just what I needed, if I had continued, it would have been more out of habit, writes the novelist. It is huge and I am happy to have been able to deepen the myth”.

The girl who must die has been the subject of a critical reception mixed. “It is an end to be perfectly acceptable (…) but now it is enough”, says the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet, while The World considers that the epilogue “loop perfectly so it should be”.

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