“A Winter’s Promise” (Les fiancés de l’hiver) by Christelle Dabos (France) was the editors’ pick for the Best Fantasy Book of the year.
Originally from the Côte d’Azur (France), Christelle Dabos grew up in Cannes with a family of musicians. She joined the Silver Plume, a community of authors on the Internet.
She trained as a librarian before devoting herself to writing. Since 2005, she lives and works in Belgium.
In 2013, she won the prize for the Gallimard first youth novel, for the first volume of “La Passe-miroir“.
The title of the book is inspired by the “Passe-Muraille“, literary work of the French writer Marcel Aymé.
In 2017, she published the third installment of “La Passe-miroir” hit saga published by Gallimard Jeunesse, series compared by the French press, to that of “Harry Potter” by J. K. Rowling, or “At the Crossroads of Worlds” by Philip Pullman.
The first two books were awarded the Grand Prize of the Imaginaire in the category novel francophone youth in 2016.
“La Passe-miroir” – Tome 1 :”Les fiancés de l’hiver“, 2013
“La Passe-miroir” – Tome 2 :”Les disparus du Clairdelune“, 2015
“La Passe-miroir” – Tome 3 :”La mémoire de Babel“, 2017
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