Volume 1, between the grindstone and the blades
This is the first young adult title from the renowned author Fabrice Hadjadj. In the vein of Tolkien and J.K. Rowling, the reader is thrust into the fantastic universe of this breath-taking trilogy, brought to life by the evocative illustrations of Tom Tirabosco.
The bad luck catcher recounts the astonishing fate of Jakob Traum, whose life had previously seemed to be nothing but ordinary.
The adventures of this young hero, endowed with a strange ability, unfolds in three volumes: Between the grindstone and the blades, From forests to drills, and A cradle in the battles.
This first volume opens with the carefree childhood of Jakob, the only son of a couple of millers. Growing up in a little mountain village, his days were filled with his parents’ love, games with his best friend Clara, and the great outdoors. One day, a curious thing happens – miraculously Jakob emerges unscathed from two accidents that should have been fatal. Jakob’s life will never be the same again…