|Born||12 October 1956|
Archidona, Málaga, Spain
|Genre||Fantasy, Children's Literature|
|Notable works||Grimpow: The Invisible Road|
Rafael Ábalos (born 12 October 1956) is a Spanish author of the bestseller book Grimpow: The Invisible Road( ISBN 0385733747) published in 2007. The children's fantasy novel was about a boy finding a mysterious amulet in France who becomes a focus of a "centuries-old mission" to enlighten humanity. According to a review in Publishers Weekly , Ábalos "blends the grand-scale storytelling prowess and epic quest element of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings with the cryptographic intrigue of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code ", and gave it a positive review. The book was published by Random House .
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Random House Children’s Books ... Grimpow: The Invisible Road by Rafael Ábalos;