Tale of Lile Iroeli
- Modern Georgian Prose
"Years ago, when I for the first time, completely by chance, read Nato Davitashvili’s “Tale of Lile Iroeli”, I realized that I had just discovered a new, extraordinary universe that would certainly summon me to return to its magic lands again and again. It is a book that will guide you through the labyrinths of Georgian mythology, which always stays mysterious however well we might think to know it. Thanks to her broad imagination, Nato Davitashvili blows a new breath of life into the mythological characters. She makes us parts of their adventure and fills us with desire to learn, discover more about them and to truly sense each of the stories that were passed from generation to generation as legends. The stories that will be waiting for us in other books of “Iroeli Chronicles” and which will also continue to develop into our imagination because Lile, Kopala, Iakhsari, Kaisa, Tuta and other characters will undoubtedly become our companions and the heroes of our adventurous dreams.
“Tale of Lile Iroeli” is for the reader for any age, it is for anyone who wants to hide away from a boring reality for at least a little while and travel into unknown universes. It is for those children who think that they are not very fond of reading but, in fact, all they need is discovering Lile to experience the joy of reading. The book is for the adolescents who have already fallen in love with reading but who are looking for new sensations. It is for those adults who seem to have left magic adventures in the past and for those who have never ceased to desire discovering unknown lands, skies and seas." (Salome Benidze)