Lisez! icon: Search engine
Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221258569
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 400
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Novelty
The Sanctuary of Emona

Collection : Collection R
Release date : 20/01/2022
The first novel for young adults by Alexandra Koszelyk, the 2021 laureate of the award “Grand Prix des Lecteurs Points” for her book I want to shout in the ruins.
Séléné is about to embark on an amazing summer road trip with her brother and his fiancée Daria. Nothing could dampen her enthusiasm. Not even the surprise arrival of Irina, her strange sister who pretends being able to read the stars, goes everywhere with her tarot deck and spends her... Séléné is about to embark on an amazing summer road trip with her brother and his fiancée Daria. Nothing could dampen her enthusiasm. Not even the surprise arrival of Irina, her strange sister who pretends being able to read the stars, goes everywhere with her tarot deck and spends her time fabricating magical santon figurines. But nothing goes as planned and the two young girls find themselves stranded in the foreign city of Ljubljana in Slovenia. They are taken in by the strange Milena who manages a boarding house hidden away in a park full of centennial trees.
What secrets does Milena hide in the cellar? Who is the mysterious young man she furtively saw roaming about the park? And, above all, how to explain the fresco of a starry sky on the ceiling which seems to come alive and which strangely resembles the ceiling fresco in the orphanage where Seléné spent the first years of her life? Will the answers to these questions shed a light on the secret of her origins? Will she finally be able to understand the meaning of the half moon shaped mark on the inside of her wrist?
Forced to team up if they are to elucidate these mysteries, the two young women will discover the remnants of a forgotten world, a precious treasure that has to be protected from the self-centeredness and the violence of men: an ancient civilization which could be the solution to saving ours.  
 
Key points:
The first novel for young adults by a successful author who already has received some of the most prestigious awards for French literature. Her two first books are immensely popular amongst booksellers and her debut, I want to shout in the ruins, published by Aux Forges de Vulcain, has not only sold over 13,000 copies, but has been awarded the “Prix Talent Cultura” 2019, the “Prix Totem” attributed by French high school students, the “Grand Prix Points 2021” for the best novel, the Lyons Club literature award 2021 and has made the shortlist for the “Prix Stanislas”.
A quest of origins blended with a coming of age story about friendship steeped in a delicately magical atmosphere and enriched with references to myth and folklore.
The first volume of an enchanting saga, an ode to the beauty of nature and the power of tenderness set against the Barbary of mankind.
The first volume can be read independently from the following.
A trilogy in the tradition of French sagas such as the works of Pascale Quiviger and Marine Carteron, which have been hailed by critics, praised by booksellers and acclaimed by the young public.
Read more
Read less
EAN : 9782221258569
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 400
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont