Rafael Ábalos

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Rafael Ábalos
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Rafael Ábalos at the 'Comédie du Livre' of Montpellier, France, 2009.
Born (1956-10-12) October 12, 1956 (age 60)
Archidona, Málaga, Spain
Occupation Novelist
Language Spanish
Nationality Spanish
Genre Fantasy, Children's Literature
Notable works Grimpow: The Invisible Road

Rafael Ábalos (born 12 October 1956 in Archidona, Málaga) is a Spanish author of the bestseller book Grimpow: The Invisible Road (ISBN 0385733747) published in 2007.[1][2] The children's fantasy novel was about a boy finding a mysterious amulet in France who becomes a focus of a "centuries-old mission" to enlighten humanity.[2] According to a review in Publishers Weekly, Ábalos "blends the grand-scale storytelling prowess and epic quest element of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings with the cryptographic intrigue of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code", and gave it a positive review.[2] The book was published by Random House.[3]

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  1. ^ Ed Park (2011). "Running in circles". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  2. ^ a b c Staff writer (2007). "Rafael Ábalos, translated by Noël Baca Castex. Delacorte". Publishers Weekly. ISBN 978-0-385-73374-8. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  3. ^ Staff writer (2007). "Random House Children’s Books". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2011-02-12. Random House Children’s Books ... Grimpow: The Invisible Road by Rafael Ábalos;