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Amazon’s Best Books of 2018 : “A Winter’s Promise” by Christelle Dabos (France)


Amazon.com published its yearly array of lists to promote the best books of 2018, with editors’ selections in various cat­egories.

“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.



Christelle Dabos, born in 1980, is a French fantasy author.

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.

Image result for christelle dabos La Passe-miroir

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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