Sunday, 22 November 2015

Spotlight on Ndura. Son of the forest by Javier Salazar Calle

Spanish Writer beats sagas such as Divergent or The Hunger Games

The adventure novel of the new author, Javier Salazar Calle, “Ndura. Son of the forest”, which is amongst the best sellers of adventure on Amazon Spain; reaching No.1 above sagas such as Divergent and The Hunger Games, and voted best Young Adult fiction for 2014 in Spain, with a score of 4.7 / 5 on Amazon, is finally available in English, paperback and ebook, translated by Pamela Daccache.

 “Ndura. Son of the forest” is a novel in which the protagonist, returning from a relaxing holiday in Namibia, a typical photographic safari, is involved in an unexpected extreme survival situation when rebels in the Ituri Forest, Republic of Congo, shoot down his plane. A place where nature is not the only enemy and where survival is not the only problem.

An adventure with a classic aroma, this book is the perfect escape from reality and you truly feel the anguish and despair of the protagonist at the challenge presented to him.

This book naturally blends the excitement and tensions of the personal challenge of survival, the psychological degradation of protagonists throughout history and an in-depth study of the environment; its animals, plants and people. It also teaches us that our perception of where our limits are is usually wrong, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse.

The Author

Javier Salazar Calle was born in Madrid on July 29, 1976. He is majored in Business Administration and Computer Engineering and has always worked in the banking world. When he was younger, he mostly wrote short stories, but later moved on to the world of micro-stories, several of which have been published in competitions. One of his poems has also been published in the anthology "Versos desde el corazón" (Verses from the heart).

"Ndura. Son of the forest" is his first book (voted best young adult fiction for 2014 in Spain) and it has been translated into English, French and Russian. He has just published his second book "Use LikedIn as experts do" and a third one is on its way, which would have more of Romantic genre. He is characterized by the versatility of the topics he addresses and by the prior meticulous investigation labor he carries out before writing his books.