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Ed Marishta was born and raised in the small town of Gramsh in Albania to a working class couple. He has four other siblings, all of whom live now outside Albania.
Growing up in a fairly big family and poor country, it was usually his imagination that compensated for what they materially lacked, and imagination he had plenty. As early as 10 years old, Ed tried to write his first piece, a fantasy story about a little boy with psychic powers, which he titled “The Adventures of Ren”. Sadly, that manuscript was lost and he never got to finish it or any other work until many years later, when he picked up working again on several different projects.
He does not consider himself to be a writer and will probably never make this his profession, but he loves telling stories and sharing them with others.
‘The Endërland Chronicles: Book of Daniel’ is the first finished work he publishes, mostly for his own pleasure and as fulfilment of a promise made. He is currently working on a second novel, a love story with a supernatural element, but he has planned two more books in 'The Endërland Chronicles' series.
on Jan. 11, 2014 :
I was reluctant to get this book seeing as it's the first of the author, but was not disappointed. It's an easy book to read, the story is interesting, well built, the characters nicely developed. I would not say it's beautifully written and clearly the author has a lot of maturing to do in this craft, but it does not feel like an amateur's work. I'd be interested to know how he does with his second book.
And I also agree, this would make a great movie, one I would definitely watch since I love fantasy.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Jan. 05, 2014 :
An interesting new take on dream-worlds. The book is easy to read, with a simple language and a nice storyline. The author doesn't shy away from the fact that English is not his first language, but instead embraces it freely.
The book will not win any literary awards but I can easily see it adapted into a successful movie judging by how popular fantasy has become on the big screen.
Recommended as a pleasant read not only for young adults.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Jan. 03, 2014 :
Edi e bleva librin tend per te suportuar Ty . Une jam klodi Lila Dhe mezi po pres ta lexoj. Te uroj sukses !
Dream big and work hard to make them true!!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)