Leonís

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English

Como una tela de araa perlada de rocio, como una lluvia de estrellas, como las luces del ocaso, como la luna llena reflejandose en las aguas de un lago, como el olor de la hierba recien segada, como la lea crepitando en el hogar, asi es Leonis. Doce aos despues de la muerte de su padre en el Valle de Lotar, Pablo Galvan recibe un sobre remitido por un bufete de abogados. Se trata de una carta que su padre, Arturo Galvan, le escribio poco antes de fallecer, y en ella le pide que regrese al valle para investigar una leyenda medieval relacionada con el mitico reino de Leonis. Intrigado, Pablo decide abandonar Madrid y seguir las indicaciones de la carta, aunque tras esa decision se oculta en realidad el deseo de volver a encontrarse con Raquel Orellana, su gran amor de juventud. Pero cuando llega a Lotar, Pablo descubre que todo lo que le contaron acerca de la muerte de su padre no era cierto. De hecho, la desaparicion de Arturo Galvan sigue siendo un misterio sin resolver, uno mas de los extraos sucesos que vienen produciendose en el valle desde hace siglos. Conforme investiga el oscuro pasado de su padre, Pablo se vera involucrado en un antiquisimo ritual que le conducira a un destino tan imposible como inexorable.

Spanish

he tale takes place in Lotar, a valley in the interior of Umbría (Huelva, Spain) in 1998. The main character is Pablo Galván, the son of Arturo Galván, the most known intellectual and writer from the valley, a public character who died two years earlier in Lotar after a mountain accident. Pablo receives in his Madrid house an envelope from a lawyer’s office. It’s a letter written by his father two years earlier, just before dying, where Pablo is asked to go back to Lotar to investigate a legend from the High-Middle Ages related to Tristan and Iseo and the kingdom, also legendary, of Leonís (or Lyonesse).

Pablo hesitates between following or not his father’s indications but finally he decides to do it; mostly because he could meet again Raquel Orellana, his great love of youth. So Pablo travels to Lotar but when he arrives there he discovers that everything he knew about the death of his father was a lie. In fact, Arturo Galvan’s disappearance is still an unsolved mystery, another unsolved mystery that the Valley has been keeping for centuries.




From that moment, Pablo begins to investigate his father’s past trying to discover the causes of his disappearance but everything he finds out is more and more strange and cheerless. At the same time, someone is determined to expel Pablo from the valley and to accomplish it he would use violence if needed. While investigating his father’s past, Pablo will be involved in an ancient ritual that will lead him to an unyielding and impossible fate.

In the meanwhile, Pablo meets Raquel again and love appears again but their love is not what looks like. Actually, Raquel and him take part from a ritual which began at the beginning of time. Nothing is what looks like on this novel, everything has a dubious side, all characters hide secrets.

Leonis is about the impossibility of recovering past life experiences and the consequences of trying to regain them.

English

He was born in Barcelona, in , although his family moves to Madrid the following year. Due to his father profession, José Mallorquí was the author of El Coyote, his affection for literature started in his tender childhood, and soon he publishes his first short story in a magazine. He studied journalism at the Madrid Complutense’s University and soon started to work in La Codorniz and in radio SER. From to he worked for different advertisement’s agencies as a creative, until he get to a point that he had to replaced it for his true calling, literature. Ever since, he has not stopped publishing and he has also obtained several prizes, such as Premio Alberto Magno , Premio UPC , Premio Gigamesh , Premio EDEBÉ --, Premio Gran Angular .He updates regularly his excellent blog, La Fraternidad de Babel http://fraternidadbabel.blogspot.com.

Spanish

He was born in Barcelona, in 1953, although his family moves to Madrid the following year. Due to his father profession, José Mallorquí was the author of El Coyote, his affection for literature started in his tender childhood, and soon he publishes his first short story in a magazine. He studied journalism at the Madrid Complutense’s University and soon started to work in La Codorniz and in radio SER. From 1981 to 1991 he worked for different advertisement’s agencies as a creative, until he get to a point that he had to replaced it for his true calling, literature. Ever since, he has not stopped publishing and he has also obtained several prizes, such as Premio Alberto Magno 1992, Premio UPC 1995, Premio Gigamesh 1996, Premio EDEBÉ 1996-1999-2002, Premio Gran Angular 2001.He updates regularly his excellent blog, La Fraternidad de Babel http://fraternidadbabel.blogspot.com.

Spanish

The author has said: «Good, mediocre or bad (it’s not me who can judge it) this book is one of the most sincere, hard-worked and private text I have written in my whole life»
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