About the Author
Born in Ploiești, the town of such famous writers as Nichita Stănescu, I. L. Caragiale or Geo Bogza, in an industrial neighbourhood on the outskirts bordering on an oil tank field and oil loading platforms, she graduated from the “Mihai Viteazul” College of Ploiești and later on completed a course in Business Administration at the Open University Business School UK, being awarded a professional diploma in management.
She worked at the Ministry of National Defence for eight years and with the International News Agency Reuters, the Bucharest Bureau, for 10 years. In 2002, she set up her own import-export business being its General Manager to date.
Her first fantasy novel “Pragul”/ ”The Threshold”, brought out in 2014 by the “Tracus Arte” Publishing House, was awarded the 2015 Romcon prize for best debut novel. It was followed by “Maestrul și jumătate lebădă”/ “The Master and Half Swan”, the “Agol” Publishing House, a volume of poetry co-authored with poet Gabriel Gherbăluță, the second volume of “Pragul”, namely “Umbra martor”/“The Witness Shadow”, the “Tracus Arte” Publishing House, and a contribution to the “CarTe diem” anthology of contemporary poetry put out by the “Vocativ” Publishing House.
This year, in June, the “Tracus Arte” Publishing House launched the third volume of Doina Roman’s “Pragul”, “Ultimul Trimis Oserp”/ “The Last Oserp Envoy”, at the Bookfest book fair.
Doina Roman currently works on a new fantasy novel which she expects to complete by 2017.
The “Pragul” trilogy enjoys appeal among journalists, bloggers, literary critics and especially readers. The trilogy can be found in large online bookstores such as “E- Mag”, “Libris” or “Amazon”, as well as in offline bookstore chains such as “Humanitas” and “Cartureşti”.
The Threshold, a fantastic story for all ages, has the gift of fascination, just like in childhood when hearing or reading fairy tales breathlessly awaiting the end of the good defeat evil …Claudia Minela
Who has not read much a fantasy novel for someone who misses a universe like Dune, Frank Herbert, the world’s Hayao Miyazaki, why not Tolkien or the Matrix trilogy, you will see why The book is a delight Doina Roman …
With conventional delay a decade, Romanian literature sf & f entered into all the world and in the sub-genre “New Weird” considering publishing eponymous anthology Millenium Press in 2008 and if …
Reported the literary theory, threshold ([Vol. 1] 2014; Vol. 2: Shadow witness, 2015 [Vol. 3, in preparation] – Publisher Tracus Arts) belongs functional style fictional, literary trends transhumanist / postumanist, class aesthetic a fantastic, epic literary genre …
The Threshold I
Can you live without feelings? What would people turn into if they had to give up kindness, fun, faith, honesty, altruism and the truth?
From its very first pages the novel tosses its readers into a world where nothing is what it seems to be. The story has a dynamic beginning outlining an incident in which Cat, a petty thief and a crook, steals a bag. Only that the thief is not a man but a metamorph and the bag contains the key to the survival of the world: a box filled with … feelings which Lia alone can keep alive and feed…
The Threshold II
“The Witness Shadow”, the second volume of “The Threshold” trilogy, unfolds on four planes: the first covers the train of Sarkan, the white dragon, where Josette, the mind dealer – who works for the Middle-Aged Lilac, the Chief of the feelings collectors – transports the balls containing minds belonging to key characters from the Land of the Lake…
The Threshold III
How can you fight against an enemy who, through a mere act of will, can take away one year of your life? From prison, Kor plans his terrible revenge. He sees to it that the eggs are hatched of an invading species, the horrific Oserps, who can steal away years of someone’s life. A ruthless war starts in which humans, metamorphs, Simicovs and dragons ally against the Oserps, who want Lia’s heart, which is protected by the powerful Onion Head…
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