This tab concerns my book “Chronicles of Galadria”:
• This page documents the story of the book and its creation, indicates where to find it and lists the projects related to it
• “Translation” details the languages available and the progress of the various translations
• “The Volumes” contains a page for each volume of the book, featuring its title, summary, where to find it and which languages it is available in
• “The Story Behind The Story” gathers information about the writing process, where the ideas came from, who was involved and many other things related to “hidden” side of the book
What is “Chronicles of Galadria”?
The Chronicles of Galadria refers to a fantasy novel in 6 volumes that I wrote when I was between my 13 and 20 years old. It tells the story of Glaide, a young man who had always dreamed of visiting another world and who one day finds his prayers answered as a monster attacks two of his friends.
From then on we follow his journey throughout the world of Galadria and discover its inhabitants, history and culture, why the young man and his friends were brought there and what Glaide intends to do now that his dream has come true.
This book was initially supposed to be a simple fantasy story with adventure, traveling and action, but as the years went by it also became a kind of diary, and in the end it includes a whole philosophical tale aspect, visible through Glaide’s personal development that we follow throughout the story and which certainly matched my own.
If you wish to know more about the writing process, I suggest you check out the page The Story Behind The Story.
The Chronicles of Galadria were initially written in French. However they have been and are currently being translated into multiple languages (more details on the Translation page).
The list of retailers offering my book keeps expanding so if the examples above do not include your favorite e-book provider, the best thing to do is to go directly to their website and search for “David Gay-Perret”: chances are they will offer the Chronicles of Galadria in every available language!
Music has been very important from the start (to find ideas for the story and keep my motivation up), and so I naturally I found myself wanting to create my own compositions: a soundtrack that would precisely illustrate the key scenes I was imagining… The result is the album series “Chroniques de l’Autre Monde”.
• Videos: combination of text and music
Until I succeed in turning key scenes into something visual and adding my compositions to it, that is the closest we get to combining the Chronicles of Galadria with its soundtrack.
• In the future: animation series
Along with leading to the combination of the music and the story, such a project would allow a wider audience to discover the Chronicles, to strengthen the emotional impact of certain scenes and the adventure as a whole, and would be an opportunity to clarify specific messages I would like to share but that got all mixed-up throughout the years of writing (since the story is now complete it is easier to have a global view over the tale and a deeper thinking phase before starting anything, in order to clearly express what needs to be, whereas writing the book was more spontaneous).