An enchanting novel, The Blue Book Of Nebo has been adapted into English from its much-acclaimed Welsh counterpart, Llyfr Glas Nebo, after being awarded the Prose Medal at the 2018 Eisteddfod and the 2019 Wales Book Of The Year.
Narrated in part by Dylan and his mother Rowenna, we are given a glimpse into their world since The End, when electricity, humans, animals and the life as they knew it disappeared. As they adapt to their new way of living in their isolated hilltop house in north Wales, young Dylan’s understanding of the world is shaped by his transformed surroundings.
There’s so much to enjoy about The Blue Book of Nebo. Despite the slim nature, every word appears to have been carefully selected so that the expansive prose holds so much meaning. At times both heartwarming and heartbreaking, it seems as though the experiences of the last few years have provided a better understanding of how fragile life and the world we inhabit can be.
A thoroughly thought-provoking and enjoyable read, the folklore elements combine to provide a rich tale that’s perfect for both YA and adult readers.
The Blue Book Of Nebo, Manon Steffan Ros (Firefly)
Price: £7.99. Info: here
words RHIANON HOLLEY
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