The Cup of Galfar is a unique fairytale, an adventure novel, and a hair-raising scary story all in one! From the very first page, the reader rockets through a whole kaleidoscope of wondrous, strange, and intriguing events. The main character, Allie, embarks on a dangerous journey through the fantastical country Ameron in order to rescue her parents. Allie makes new friends, encounters treacherous villains, and uncovers the secret of her birth which had been hidden from her all along...
«When we ran out of children’s books to read at our house, I began to invent a fairy-tale to entertain my small daughters. It was just a fun game at first.
But little by little I got into it. I kept mulling over the storyline and over time I worked out various unexpected twists and turns. The characters seemed to have assumed a life of their own as they did things that even I had never anticipated. I realized that the story was begging to be put on paper, so I pulled out a thick school notebook and sat down at my desk.»
In early 1995 Alderosa’s Daughter, the first volume of The Cup of Galfar series, was released. We organized a small print run in Voronezh, Russia, and it didn’t go unnoticed. Two local newspapers gave positive, even rave, reviews. Unfortunately, the book remained virtually unknown to the general reader interested in this genre. Today we are trying to fill in this gap, offering you an electronic version of the book.
Moskovskiy Prospekt 32A
Voronezh, Russia 394026
The Cup of Galfar is an exciting read for adults and children alike. Enjoy the adventure!
«Your fairy-tale is impossible to put down even for a minute. I’d love to read the sequel, and, if there’s a sequel to part 2, I’d like to read parts 3, 4, 5…»
«I wish that every kid could read your book!»
«Alexander Pere is the most wonderful storyteller. The book is full of interesting episodes, the flying ship being one of the best»
«I read your story twice. Great imagery…»
«Please write part two!!!»
«I’m very interested to know what happens next to Lu and Lemonade, and whether Allie returns to her friends»
«The author created two countries. One is the country of his dreams, the other — a complete opposite. I would like it very much if The Cup of Galfar series were continued»
«When you read The Cup of Galfar you feel like you are one of the characters in the story…»