Ilaria De Togni


de togniIlaria De Togni is a new voice in the Italian fantasy literature.
Born in Padua, creative since a young age, she is keen on art and symbology, myth and psychology. She grew up with pulp literature and has got acquainted with  Alejandro Jodorowsky, explores Eastern philosophy, depth psychology and Nordic mythology. She is a symbolist painter, a musician, and she graduated in communication and graphic design; she is the art director of an important live events company.
In November 2016 she published her first work, The Dream of Keribe, with Gargoyle Books, reprinted just one month after its release. The novel is inspired by the dreamlike symbolism of the collective unconscious, and was received enthusiastically from the press and the readers. De Togni’s debut  has been defined as an accomplished novel, reverberating with echoes of a sensitivity and a style that have drawn comparisons with the likes of Neil Gaiman.

“The Dream of Keribe is a fascinating fantasy depiction, a wonderful story that grabs the reader’s heart”

Matteo Strukul



THE DREAM OF KERIBE (fantasy, new adult, paranormal romance – Gargoyle Books, autumn 2016)

Erinke awakens inside the Orlog, at the same time a sea that no one can cross, and a powerful and obscure deity. Erinke is considered a mistake of Nature that can unleash the wrath of the gods and is destined to a future of prosecution and escape, like her peers; she is forced to quickly learn how to survive in a world oppressed by fear and devoured by injustice. The result is an extraordinary heroine, whose inner strength and proactivity, along with lucky encounters and unexpected alliances, keeo her alive until her ability to cope with hardships exceeds expectations, to the extent that she understand she is able not only to change her fate, but that of her people as well. Meanwhile, in the West, the awakened Selah is enlisting followers to declare war on humans and bring back his race to the glory it once had. As soon as he hears of the recent reawakening of four new souls, after 500 years in which the breeding ability of the Borders had been declared inactive, he instructs many hunters to find them for him. Among them is Brant, that will convince Erinke to follow him, out of loyalty to an ideal of reunification that, unbeknownst to her, will send Keribe on the brink of a disastrous war between worlds. In the difficult path they will have to face together, the love soon to be born will change everything, even the harsh laws of a world that is, beautiful and scary at the same time, and will hinder their union until the end. A great love story, the depiction of a world and an adventure novel.

You can enter the world of Keribe on its website and on Facebook and start with this booktrailer