• Anglais Icefields

    Thomas Wharton

    On an expedition in the Canadian Rockies at the end of the nineteenth century, Dr Edward Byrne slips and falls almost 60 feet into a crevasse on the Arcturus Glacier. While trapped, hanging upside down and wary that the slightest movement could send him plunging deeper into the abyss, Byrne notices a mysterious winged figure embedded in the ice wall. The vision shakes his sanity, and after his recovery continues to haunt him until he abandons his fiancee and his medical practice in England and returns to a lonely vigil in a shack near the spot on the ice where he almost lost his life. His spirit trapped, he seeks the truth by questioning closely the strange characters that cross his path and meticulously recording the advance and decline of the myths and legends of an early settlement and is transformed by the coming of the railroad into a thriving tourist centre - with an impact as far away as the battlefields for the First World War.

  • In this, the conclusion to the sweeping Perilous Realm trilogy, Will and Rowen journey through the Shadow Realm--a wasteland of deserted cities and abandoned belongings--to rescue Rowen's grandfather, the loremaster Nicholas Pendrake, and confront the evil Malabron once and for all. As they travel, they encounter blood-sucking harrowers and wraith-like fetches, and they must also confront the reality that their dear friend Shade is returning to his wolf-life state and will soon pose a grave threat to them both. And they have no time to waste, for war looms back in Fable, where the dastardly Ammon Brax has installed himself as Marshall and has plans to claim the city for himself. What will become of Shade, Pendrake, and the people of Fable? Will Rowen and Will be able to find Malabron at the Tree of Story and break his wicked spell before it's too late?

  • Malabron the Night King seeks to turn all stories into one - his story, a nightmare of absolute power. When Will Lightfoot, a rebellious teenager, stumbles into the Perilous Realm where all stories come from, he is unwillingly caught up in the struggle against this ancient evil.
    Aided by some of the Storyfolk - including the feisty Rowen, her grandfather, Pendrake the loremaster, Finn Madoc, a knight-in-training, and Shade, the wise and loyal wolf - Will must set out on a dangerous journey and face a host of perils if he is ever to find the gateless gate that will take him home.
    This is high fantasy on a grand scale, which imaginatively intertwines well-known stories with Will's quest to weave an unforgettable adventure.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Logogryphe

    Thomas Wharton

    • Alto
    • 11 Mai 2012

    Quand le lecteur lit, le livre rêve.

    Et le rêve du lecteur, c'est de rencontrer le livre idéal, à la fois universel et intime. Une somme d'émotions, d'imagination et de savoir qui le comblerait entièrement. Une telle chimère existe, peut-être. Logogryphe s'en approche grâce à sa finesse et à son érudition ludique.

    Imaginez un croisement entre l'anthologie de récits et de légendes, le carnet de notes d'un bibliophile insomniaque, le roman et l'essai : vous obtenez un livre enchanteur dont les pages dégagent un enivrant parfum de mystère. Imaginez la réunion, sous une même couverture, d'oeuvres fabuleuses nées du désir des hommes, d'ouvrages dont quelques pages disparaissent pour migrer vers d'autres bouquins. Imaginez un livre envahissant votre domicile, un infortuné personnage projeté jusque dans notre monde, des livres en forme d'îles, un exposé lumineux sur l'importance de l'écriture chez les Atlantes... Glissez entre ses pages magiques et suivez en filigrane l'histoire d'un jeune homme à qui on a, un jour, ouvert les portes d'une vaste demeure aux pièces tapissées de livres.

    Imaginez bien ce livre. C'est peut-être celui qui se trouve devant vos yeux. L'auteur d'Un jardin de papier, une fresque inventive saluée par les lecteurs et la critique, signe avec Logogryphe une bibliographie de livres imaginaires unique dont les échos évoquent les plus belles pages de Borges ou Calvino.

  • On an expedition in the Canadian Rockies at the end of the nineteenth century, Dr Edward Byrne slips and falls almost 60 feet into a crevasse on the Arcturus Glacier. While trapped, hanging upside down and wary that the slightest movement could send him plunging deeper into the abyss, Byrne notices a mysterious winged figure embedded in the ice wall. The vision shakes his sanity, and after his recovery continues to haunt him until he abandons his fiancee and his medical practice in England and returns to a lonely vigil in a shack near the spot on the ice where he almost lost his life. His spirit trapped, he seeks the truth by questioning closely the strange characters that cross his path and meticulously recording the advance and decline of the myths and legends of an early settlement and is transformed by the coming of the railroad into a thriving tourist centre - with an impact as far away as the battlefields for the First World War.

  • Chaque livre contient sa propre histoire. Pour embrasser toutes celles qui fleurissent dans ce Jardin de papier, il faut en raconter plusieurs?: une rencontre dans les ruines d'une librairie de Québec, la quête d'un imprimeur sommé de créer un livre infini pour satisfaire un excentrique féru d'énigmes, un périple fabuleux de Venise à Alexandrie en passant par Canton et Londres, en compagnie d'un automate, d'un corsaire à la peau d'ébène et d'une jeune fille capable de respirer sous l'eau.

    Chaque livre en contient aussi d'autres. Imaginez la réunion, sous le couvert d'une «?bibliographie de livres imaginaires?», d'oeuvres littéraires dont les pages disparaissent pour migrer vers d'autres bouquins, d'un roman envahissant la réalité ou d'un personnage expulsé de sa fiction, de livres aussi grands que des îles... Imaginez bien ce livre. Fermez les yeux, ouvrez-les. Il est là, entre vos mains.

    OEuvres soeurs enfin rassemblées, Un jardin de papier et Logogryphe offrent la plus éclatante célébration du pouvoir magique de la fiction depuis Borges et Calvino.

    Préface d'Alberto Manguel

    Traduit de l'anglais par Sophie Voillot

  • "The Perilous Realm is not just a world with stories in it. This world is Story. Whatever you might find in a story, you will find here. Adventures, strange encounters, riddles. Heroes and monsters. Bravery, goodness and terrible evil." Will has returned from his exhilarating adventure in the Realm and is back at home with his family trying to go through the motions of ordinary life. But he is dogged by feelings of restlessness and is desperate to see Rowen again. It's not long before he obeys the irresistible pull to return to Fable and resumes his quest. Will is shocked to discover that in the time since he left he's become a legend. He is greeted as a returning hero. Soon enough, Will may have to test his true heroism: Rowen is missing and in great danger. Will must stop the evil Malabron before Rowen and all of Fable are swept up by his wicked scheme.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

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