What is the best activity you can do at dawn on a cold rainy day, when all sensible people are holed up at home in the comfortable warmth of their beds? Set off for the Emerald Eye, of course! At least, this is Dagobert’s opinion. Detail of minimal importance, he does not know exactly where his destination lies — he just sets off alone, on foot, and without even a raincoat.
Pure chance will bring him to the City of Dragons and his life will never be the same again.
Dagobert: a brilliant and original book. If you think it’s a children’s book, it’s not at all. It is a humorous fantasy that tells about Dagobert’s journey looking for an adventure that embodies the essence of an evolutionary path. The author was able to describe it in a totally brilliant way, enriching the narration of many characters, each different in its genre, with original plots, messages and important teachings between the lines. And she did it with a fun and pressing pace, which remains one of the strengths of this book, together with the narrative ability that denotes an absolute knowledge and mastery of linguistics. –Amazon Review
I discovered this little gem by chance. Intrigued by the plot, I decided to read it. And my instinct proved to be correct: the pages are pervaded with irony, so much so that they pushed me to go on without being able to stop, smiling all the time. The story is very original, but what I loved the most is how skillfully the author outlined the characters, with their strengths and their fragilities, and always with great irony (which , in my opinion, is a sign of great sensitivity and intelligence). A complete book, which entertains sentence after sentence, but which, if you know how to read among the lines, teaches a lot and fills your heart with beauty. Furthermore, I cannot help but notice, since my work leads me to use words with care and to grasp their nuances, that the language and syntax of the author are really perfect, making reading even more pleasant and smooth. In short, I recommend everyone to read it. You will not regret it! –Amazon Italy Review
About the Author:
Born in 1971 and graduated with honors in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Anna Cro has chosen to live in Fano (Le Marche, Italy) with her two dachshunds after a long wandering.
She is a freelancer, organizing language courses in various areas and translating both literary and technical texts.
Her great passions are Germanic philology and reading, with a clear preference for humorous writers.
This is her first novel.