The Butterfly Tales


Fiction - Short Story/Novela
175 Pages
Reviewed on 03/14/2024
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Author Biography

The Butterfly Tales: Imogen is the result of the Corona lockdowns in Germany. Nadja started writing the novel in March 2020 during the first lockdown and completed it during the second lockdown at the end of 2020. She loves butterflies and their meaning in different cultures. Therefore, she wanted to dedicate them a colorful fairytale like story, also showing and describing the strength of female protagonists to make young adult female readers believe in their own.

Nadja is a fantasy author living in Berlin, Germany. Ever since her childhood she enjoyed reading about imaginary worlds and creating magical stories. It was not until 2012 though when her debut novel 'The Huntress' came out. It was the first book in a series of six. Since then, 16 books were published.

In 2017 she was nominated for the 'Deutsche Phantastik Preis' (The German Fantasy Award).

In 2021 Losbohm started a new journey, writing the 'The Butterfly Tales'. This fantasy series about all types of magical creatures can be read independently. 'The Butterfly Tales: Imogen' is the first in the series. The second book came out in German in February 2024. At the moment, 'The Butterfly Tales – Imogen' is Losbohm's only book published in English.

Currently, Nadja is creating new stories and coming up with new ideas. She is also busy working as a proofreader and copyeditor for German, helping many authors improve their writing.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

The Butterfly Tales: Imogen is a young adult fantasy short story by Nadja Losbohm. While playing hide and seek in the castle, Prince Anrai and Princess Laoghaire of the kingdom of Agrona stumble upon a mysterious room with sprawling wallpaper. Inspired by the vivid imagery of the painting, the two siblings start weaving a fantastical tale about two assassins. Blake and Arren are camping in a forest when they meet an injured human butterfly who introduces herself as Imogen. Imogen reveals she is a Dealan-De, whose kingdom of Rohat has been overrun by rebels. After finding her Dealan-De brethren, Blake and Arren reluctantly join Queen Enid in her fight against the rebel forces. However, they need more allies, and the scarlet dragonflies' support comes with a heavy price. Will Blake be able to turn the tide of the war?

The Butterfly Tales: Imogen is the perfect book for fantasy readers who love stories filled with magic and wonder. The first thing that strikes you while reading is Nadja Losbohm's phenomenal worldbuilding. The author's evocative descriptions of this world and the unique magical creatures featured ensure that you're fully immersed in the setting and enjoying every moment of the reading experience. Losbohm's characters are likable at first glance, but as you read further, you realize they have additional layers to their personalities that give them depth and make them even more compelling. I thoroughly enjoyed the relationship between Blake and Imogen, as well as the inner politics between the Dealan-De and the Enya Odonata. All in all, this is a treat for young adult fantasy readers.