The Volumes & Translations

The Volumes of the Chronicles of Galadria

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Chronicles of Galadria I
The Other World

Chronicles of Galadria II
Encounters

Chronicles of Galadria III
Lessons

Chronicles of Galadria IV
Tranquility

Chronicles of Galadria V
A New Beginning

Chronicles of Galadria VI
Hope

Chronicles of Galadria I ~ The Other World

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What happens when a man’s dream comes true? Will he stop moving forward, content to simply live in that dream? Or on the contrary, will he use that dream as a spring of courage and inspiration, that propels him towards other dreams, perhaps even greater still?

These are the questions Glaide, an unobtrusive and pensive adolescent of 17, asks himself. His sole reason to live is the hope of one day experiencing his dream: going to the Other World, a world of mystery, epic battles, and adventure.

For that reason, when a ghastly monster materializes before his eye — lashing out at his friends, Gwenn and Emily — he doesn’t hesitate for a moment before throwing himself into the melee — carried away with joy and excitement at the idea that his prayers had finally been heard — with his constant companion, Jeremy, at his side.

An old man, a stranger, discloses to the group that the time has come for them to travel to Galadria, another world, where magic and monsters rule. The two girls are Maggs, altruistic white magicians, vital to Galadria, whose survival is ensured by protectors, roles that fall to the two boys. But as soon as the adolescents discover this new world, their guide loses his life, leaving them alone and distraught.


The four friends quickly discover that, under the names Maggs and Protectors, they are welcomed with anticipation by some, and feared by others. They find themselves in turn welcomed and protected, then tracked and hunted, and finally they come to suspect that the relentlessness of enemies they don’t know trying to kill Glaide hides something else entirely.


The adventure they experience in their quest for answers will lead them to discover this incredible land, its occupants, and its cities, but also the evils oppressing it, and their role in all of it. And while his companions desperately search for a way to return to their home, refusing the too heavy responsibilities being imposed on them, and fleeing a too difficult reality, Glaide has only a single thought in his head: starting a new life in what he’d once called the Other World.

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The “Chronicles of Galadria” tell the story of Glaide, a young man who fulfills his dream by traveling to another world. And so the story is centered around what happens to him and how he experiences it, along with his way of thinking. This allows the reader to understand what guides him, what gives him doubts and strength, and creates a character that the reader can identify with.

This is both an epic, Heroic Fantasy adventure in six volumes full of encounters, action and emotion as befits the genre, as well as a deeper, coming-of-age story that questions our manner of thinking and perceiving our own lives, where the obstacles the hero faces remind us of what we live. And so the novel can be enjoyed for one or the other of these two aspects, but it is solely when both are combined that its true scale and meaning become apparent.

Chronicles of Galadria II ~ Encounters

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Glaide and his companions — just recently arrived on Galadria thanks to the guardian — find themselves caught up in the turmoil of this new world. Even Glaide, who is excited by the adventure and who constantly marvels at everything around them, finds it difficult to be optimistic when faced with the situation they find themselves in, and the choices that that situation forces him to make: Baras is actively hunting him and has already razed an entire village from the surface of the Known Lands in the process. Even the capital, Shinozuka, which appeared to offer a few moments of peace, doesn’t seem safe and secure.

Glaide quickly comes to the logical conclusion that if he wants to protect his friends and give himself a chance to take on the role of the Destroyer — a name others readily give him, though they are unable to explain anything about it — then he will have to seek out the remaining master of Iretane, all on his own.


He sets out on a journey — one with no clear destination — where he will cross paths with the numerous inhabitants of this world: legendary creatures, representatives of other races, friends, and enemies.

Yet he quickly comes to understand that searching for someone in the vast immensity of the Known Lands– especially when one doesn’t know where or how to find them — isn’t a very good idea. He finds himself surrounded by solitude, doubt, and fear, all while hoping against hope that he will somehow find a clue to guide him, even as he tries to be as inconspicuous as possible.


Now alone in his travels, searching for a hermit in a world he knows little about, Glaide can count on nothing but his joy at finally being where he always wanted to be to keep him moving forward. Meanwhile, the encounters he is about to face will slowly begin to change the way he perceives Galadria…

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The “Chronicles of Galadria” tell the story of Glaide, a young man who fulfills his dream by traveling to another world. And so the story is centered around what happens to him and how he experiences it, along with his way of thinking. This allows the reader to understand what guides him, what gives him doubts and strength, and creates a character that the reader can identify with.

This is both an epic, Heroic Fantasy adventure in six volumes full of encounters, action and emotion as befits the genre, as well as a deeper, coming-of-age story that questions our manner of thinking and perceiving our own lives, where the obstacles the hero faces remind us of what we live. And so the novel can be enjoyed for one or the other of these two aspects, but it is solely when both are combined that its true scale and meaning become apparent.

Chronicles of Galadria III ~ Lessons

Every volume in every language is available in e-book format on most online retailers’ website. Just search “David Gay-Perret”.
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After having wandered aimlessly for a time, having made some encounters with potentially far-reaching consequences, finding the man he sought for so long, and spending several months learning from him, Glaide has finally learned how to wield a sword, and his knowledge has grown.

However, practice makes perfect, and the young man still has much to learn about Galadria if he means to take on the role that he’s been given. It’s for these reasons that Kezthrem decides to lead him on a journey towards the border of the Known Lands, towards a land forgotten by all.


And so begins a new journey with a mysterious destination. Alongside the theoretical and academic knowledge the young man hopes to discover when he reaches his goal, he will also learn some more personal life lessons, as he and his master encounter different people who’ve experienced the torments of their world. Indeed, as the months pass, Glaide begins to see Galadria in a more realistic light, instead of as a dream become reality, and in the light of this newly acquired lucidity, the meetings he’s about to make will give him a new perspective on the importance and impact his quest to be the Destroyer will have.


While Glaide continues to savor every moment of his life in the Other World, he also begins to understand how vital of a lesson it is for him to see through the eyes of the people of Galadria and comprehend the magnitude of his task, in order to carry out more notable and purposeful actions.

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The “Chronicles of Galadria” tell the story of Glaide, a young man who fulfills his dream by traveling to another world. And so the story is centered around what happens to him and how he experiences it, along with his way of thinking. This allows the reader to understand what guides him, what gives him doubts and strength, and creates a character that the reader can identify with.

This is both an epic, Heroic Fantasy adventure in six volumes full of encounters, action and emotion as befits the genre, as well as a deeper, coming-of-age story that questions our manner of thinking and perceiving our own lives, where the obstacles the hero faces remind us of what we live. And so the novel can be enjoyed for one or the other of these two aspects, but it is solely when both are combined that its true scale and meaning become apparent.

Chronicles of Galadria IV ~ Tranquility

Every volume in every language is available in e-book format on most online retailers’ website. Just search “David Gay-Perret”.
For instance: Apple, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, etc.

After several long months spent doing everything Kezthrem told him to, Glaide has finally reached the end of his training. He knows how to use a sword, his master has listened to and answered his questions, helping him to grow and gain wisdom, he’s gained knowledge of the world — thanks to Ralon and Koeris — and he has learned to see Galadria and the role of the Destroyer differently, thanks to the many people he has come across on the road. All of it has given him a level of discernment that will help him in his quest, even if it also brought sadness and fear with it.

Now the time has come to wander once more. He must first and foremost find his friends, whom he had left behind what seems like an eternity ago. To do that, and despite the warnings of his master, Glaide heads towards Zakorth; the only city in all of the Known Lands that belongs to the enemy, but also the one place where he thinks he might find information about his three friends…


Confident about the future and his new knowledge, the young man will discover that, although what he’ll find at his destination is much different from what he came looking for, for the first time he’ll be able to claim his place on Galadria by consciously choosing how to react in situations involving the people around him. His actions will prove that he is no longer the enthusiastic but ignorant boy pushed here and there by events and the instructions of his master, making decisions that affected no one but himself. And it is Glaide, and not the Destroyer, that the people he meets will remember…

As for his decision to help a young stranger return home, he will find in it an opportunity to distance himself from his quest, at least for a little while. He will discover a possible life for himself that is far removed from the adventure and torment his quest brings with it, and that realization will bring him to a crossroads, where he must choose to follow or give up the quest of being the Destroyer. Whatever his decision, he will have to take responsibility for it and face the consequences.


Though still happy to be on Galadria, the tranquility that will make his journey so magical will not be that of a boy unaware of his surroundings, but that of a man who has chosen to savor the moments of peace that Destiny offers him.

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The “Chronicles of Galadria” tell the story of Glaide, a young man who fulfills his dream by traveling to another world. And so the story is centered around what happens to him and how he experiences it, along with his way of thinking. This allows the reader to understand what guides him, what gives him doubts and strength, and creates a character that the reader can identify with.

This is both an epic, Heroic Fantasy adventure in six volumes full of encounters, action and emotion as befits the genre, as well as a deeper, coming-of-age story that questions our manner of thinking and perceiving our own lives, where the obstacles the hero faces remind us of what we live. And so the novel can be enjoyed for one or the other of these two aspects, but it is solely when both are combined that its true scale and meaning become apparent.

Chronicles of Galadria V ~ A New Beginning

Every volume in every language is available in e-book format on most online retailers’ website. Just search “David Gay-Perret”.
For instance: Apple, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, etc.

The time of tranquility has come to an end. By choosing to leave Menrick behind, Glaide also chose to give up the future she offered: peaceful, away from the world’s torments, but also away from his friends and, in a way, from his dream… Taking on the role of the Destroyer is therefore his choice henceforth, and no longer a burden he was forced to carry. With that in mind, he must now decide what to do next.

And so the young man is back on the road, alongside his friends this time and a new comer with formidable fighting skills. Their goal is to reach Shinozuka since Glaide has decided that it was time to officially announce the coming of the Destroyer, which will sparkle a chain of events even he has a hard time foreseeing.


Happy to be reunited once more, Glaide and his companions will soon understand that if they want to continue their quest, the first step will be to gather their allies; an opportunity to meet old friends and to measure the impact they have had so far on Galadria. But they will not be alone: through their travels they will cross path with two other warriors with incredible skills.

Their community is growing and Glaide must learn to live in a group again: the responsibility of other lives to take on his shoulders, of new decisions to make and new problems to face in front of some internal hostilities… But also the relief of being able to count on others and share his doubts, or the simple joy of having someone to talk to and laugh with during the journey, before going to sleep under the stars.


As old friends enjoy a reunion that looks a lot like a new beginning and share the tales of their adventures over the the last months, the shadow of the coming battles grows… Glaide feels his role becoming heavier and beholds with dread and curiosity the coming events; curiosity because he is still able to remember he is on the Other World and every moment is a blessing, and dread because he knows it is his task to build the future…

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The “Chronicles of Galadria” tell the story of Glaide, a young man who fulfills his dream by traveling to another world. And so the story is centered around what happens to him and how he experiences it, along with his way of thinking. This allows the reader to understand what guides him, what gives him doubts and strength, and creates a character that the reader can identify with.

This is both an epic, Heroic Fantasy adventure in six volumes full of encounters, action and emotion as befits the genre, as well as a deeper, coming-of-age story that questions our manner of thinking and perceiving our own lives, where the obstacles the hero faces remind us of what we live. And so the novel can be enjoyed for one or the other of these two aspects, but it is solely when both are combined that its true scale and meaning become apparent.

Chronicles of Galadria VI ~ Hope

Every volume in every language is available in e-book format on most online retailers’ website. Just search “David Gay-Perret”.
For instance: Apple, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, etc.

The two Maggs and their Protectors, now numbering five people, have roamed the Known Lands looking for support after Glaide announced he was the Destroyer and thus sparkled a chain of events leading inevitably to a confrontation between Men and their allies, and the army of Baras…

Yet these travels have also been an opportunity for the four teenagers and their three new friends to become closer, to move beyond internal hostilities and the differences in the reasons behind their decision to join the group, in order to unite behind Glaide and support him in his role. A support that will prove necessary, now more than ever, as Shinozuka holds its breath, awaiting potential allies and the very certain arrival of the enemy…


Now immersed in his role as the Destroyer, Glaide feels on his shoulders the weight of all the lives involved in the conflict to come. For war is at the gates of Shinozuka and there will be victims before this is all over. Even worse: the young man does not forget that a victory will be meaningless if he cannot destroy Baras, and he must still find out where he is and hope that, when the time comes, he will prevail… Will he be able to count on his skills as a Destroyer? After all, up to this point his status does not seem to have given him anything special, apart from a blind faith from his allies…


As the last elements fall into place, it becomes more and more difficult for Glaide to keep a distance with what happens: can he still find the strength to consider his life a dream when he is the one who sparkled all the tragedies about to unfold? And will the few moments of peace left with his friends, when he remembers he is still on the Other World, suffice to face the outburst of violence and pain, and the revelations awaiting? In the end he will only have one feeling left, a feeling he never really had the need for since he came to Galadria: hope… Hope that he and his friends will survive the coming events, hope of a victory, and most importantly: hope that it was all worth it…

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The “Chronicles of Galadria” tell the story of Glaide, a young man who fulfills his dream by traveling to another world. And so the story is centered around what happens to him and how he experiences it, along with his way of thinking. This allows the reader to understand what guides him, what gives him doubts and strength, and creates a character that the reader can identify with.

This is both an epic, Heroic Fantasy adventure in six volumes full of encounters, action and emotion as befits the genre, as well as a deeper, coming-of-age story that questions our manner of thinking and perceiving our own lives, where the obstacles the hero faces remind us of what we live. And so the novel can be enjoyed for one or the other of these two aspects, but it is solely when both are combined that its true scale and meaning become apparent.

Translations

The Chronicles of Galadria are currently being translated into multiple languages:


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