Étiquette : Naboja the forbidden frontier

Literary criticism by Abigail Grater Carré

I was so moved when I read that literary criticism written by Abigail Grater Carré. She is a professional translator and she is working on translating my novel. When I asked her to looked on my text, I was really afraid to disappointed her. She is a professional and it is my first try in writing… so.

But now I discovered her words about what I wrote and it makes me feel so incredibly, amazingly, extremely moved to tears…

I worked so hard during all these years ! Thank you Abi, thank you so much for everything you said about: Naboja, the forbidden frontier…

I let you see her words (Please, excuse my poor english ! I did the best I can ! 😉 ):

« Exhilarating, visionary, touching, gripping, perceptive, terrifying, heart-warming, eclectic and altogether fascinating, Naboja: La Frontière Interdite/The Forbidden Frontier is a rollercoaster of an adventure told with real literary flair. It is the work of an author who loves stories, language, culture and people – all of which comes across in the writing. Catherine has created a world that, once delved into, calls you back again and again. Her imagination seems to be boundless, and the scenes, however extraordinary, are described with such vividness that they truly come alive in the mind and remain there, as if witnessed for real. She revels in both the sound and the meaning of words, using a rich vocabulary that remains accessible because the contexts hint at the meaning of even the most unusual ones. Her characters are all, literally and figuratively, on a journey. The classic struggle between good and evil is there, but not in a clichéd way, as both good and evil can come from unexpected places; so the underlying message is a positive one of tolerance and growth. Catherine follows in the tradition of great children’s writers whose work also appeals to adults – C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling, to name but two. Knowing Catherine personally, I was nervous to start to read it myself, in case I found either the writing or the story lacking; but in fact both have blown me away. I find it hard to imagine that any young person in the target age range, or indeed any lover of great storytelling of any age, who picked up this book, would not be hooked from the start. »

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Abigail Grater Carré