Itsasoaren atea / La puerta del mar / The Sea Gate


La noche en que su madre murió, Elora vio un relámpago violeta desde la ventana del Hospital Saint-Étienne. Comprendió al instante que aquel fogonazo era la llama de su madre. Elora —como antes su madre, como su abuela, con la que debe trasladarse— posee un don que la hace especial, intuitiva, sabia… Abuela y nieta tendrán que sobrevivir juntas y fuertes. Y Elora descubrirá más de un secreto en ese nuevo hogar en el que recala, en la extraña Île Cormoran, la isla de los cormoranes.

The night her mother died, Elora saw a flash of purple lightning from the window of the Saint-Étienne hospital. She instantly understood that the flash was her mother’s flame, recently freed from the world. And, at the same time, she saw a figure draw itself on the glass fogged up by the winter cold: a heart. And the fact is that Elora, like her mother before her, like her grandmother, with whom she must move, possesses a gift that makes her special, intuitive, wise… Like so many women from other times and places, grandmother and granddaughter will have to survive together and be strong. And Elora will discover more than one secret in her new home, on the strange Île Cormoran, the island of the cormorants.


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