October 07, 2010

Brazilian Thursday - Raphael Draccon

Today I invite you to read a text by Laila, my friend and staff mate from Sobre Livros blog.
She's a major reader, likes steamy books, writes wonderful short steamy stories, blogs on 2 or 3 fan blogs, besides Sobre Livros and is a major Raphael Draccon fan, so no one better than her to tell you a little bit about him, one of the major fantasy authors in Brazil, nowadays.

 Ether Dragons - Raphael Draccon
by Laila Ribeiro


What to say about an author that changed your way to see literature?

It's no secret my real fascination by Raphael Draccon's narrative. It's guys like him that make me proud of being brazilian, believe me! Raphael Draccon is a contemporary fantastic literature, horror fiction and paranormal romances autor, besides script writer. He was born on Rio de Janeiro and at the age of 22 wrote the first book of the trilogy I'm about to present you.

The Trilogy Ether Dragons (free translation of Dragões de Éter) is formed by the books Witch Hunters, Snow Hearts and Rain Circles (Caçadores de Bruxas, Corações de Neve and Círculos de Chuva), published by Leya Publisher, in Brazil.

Ether Dragons is set on a kingdom that only exists thanks to a Creator, a demigod. And the most incredible is that, on most tales, so that a god exists, there must be believers that are faithful to this god. But in New Ether it's the other way around. So that this incredible land exists, it's Maker must keep his mind towards it. And that's how this incredible story begins.

Raphael Draccon is simply brilliant! His light narrative keeps us from the beggining to the very end. His poetry inside each expression warms up our poor dreaming heart. Draccon trully leads us to an universe where all is possible, where battles are fought and young people live their first loves. We watch the dawn of great leadership and get upset with the evil contained in human essence.

I have no words to describe how this story caught me and kept me captivated. Each turned page we see how the author ties the stories previously detached.
Faerie tales in which, as a child, I saw no meaning, are presented in this book in a surprising way, because the author describes them in a feasible way.

Surprising, exciting and catchy. Three words that still don't describe perfectly what I felt for that book when I turned the last page.

Have a wonderful reading!

Laila Ribeiro