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Ludmila Filipova’s novel The Parchment Maze, which topped Bulgarian best-seller lists for several years and which even inspired National Geographic to come to Bulgaria to make a film about its discoveries ( ), can now be read in English too.
The novel combines real archeological evidence plus a healthy jolt of fantasy. The Parchment Maze itself has a curious history – created in 2007 by Ludmila Filipova and published at the end of 2008/beginning of 2009, could its sensational discoveries be the true and unacknowledged source of the literary angel-mania that swept the globe? The Parchment Maze offers readers a totally new way to look at human history and theories about the angelic ones. It is interesting to note also that The Parchment Maze and its sequel, Dante’s Antichthon, are precisely the novels that caused hundreds of Bulgarian readers to write to the author Ludmila Filipova and wonder at its hundreds strong similarities to the American best-seller Angelology, which came out two years later.
After three years of hard work on the English edition, The Parchment Maze is finally a fact. The best translators from Bulgarian to English, Angela Rodel and David Mossip, worked on this exclusive edition, while the editing was completed by Angela Rodel, who has won numerous awards for her translations. Readers also know her from her role as Natalie Stankoff in the Bulgarian television series “Seven Hours Apart.” One of the biggest surprises in the English edition is the cover, which features none other than the famous Bulgarian pop singer Miro, who agreed to play the role of the novel’s angelic, yet mysterious villain. The book’s design is the work of one of the best Serbian experts in the field, Dusan Misic. Ludmila met him on a trip to Belgrade connected with the Serbian publication of her novel Glass Butterflies.
The Parchment Maze can now be found in Amazon and in an electronic version – we are excited to announce that a Bulgarian book is one of the first interactive books on Kindle, featuring hyperlinks, text, and links to the thousands of photos on the website   as well as hundred illustrations included in the English edition itself. The complex combination of text and images is the result of the hard work by the expert Bozhidar Stoyanov, with the support of Ciela publishing house.
Of course, the English edition comes complete with a video trailer , created by the American production company Prosperitas Entertainment, set to music composed and performed by Maestro Andrea Ferrari and the great art work of the Bulgarian director Alexander Mollov.
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