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Shamansland...the writing of British Fantasy author Jessica Rydill

Children of the Shaman


Annat Vasilyevich is a young shaman who longs to escape her strict aunt and their small village. She wants to use the magical powers that are growing stronger now she is no longer a child.

When she and her brother are reunited with their father, a powerful shaman who works as a guard on the steam railway, it seems her dreams of adventure will be realised. He brings them to the northern terminus, a place on the edge of maps, near a vast, unexplored forest.

But her dream turns darker when an evil force drags her brother into the frozen world of La Souterraine. As Annat and her father set out to rescue him, they face an implacable enemy who wants to kill them - and worse.

In the journey that follows, Annat is drawn into the adult world of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and desire, as she and her family fight for survival against the dark will of a powerful Goddess. The Goddess can bestow life as well as death, but it is her legend that will pursue and entangle the characters in her domain.

The Glass Mountain

Coming soon  - The Glass Mountain, Book 2 in the series. Never before available outside the UK!


Annat Vasilyevich is a shaman, with power to heal, fight and travel between worlds.

After a childhood filled with danger, all she wants is to train as a musician, and to enjoy the round of parties and balls that fill the social season in the city-state where she lives.

But this charming world comes under threat when she is dispatched north against the armies of the mediaeval Duc de Malarat, who seeks to annexe the whole country under his rule.

While her father travels into enemy territory, Annat is given the daunting task of defending the city of Yonar from siege, against forces that use not only cannon and archers, but demons and plagues. With the shamans standing against them, the tyrant Duc de Malarat and his allies want more than just a victory: they want Annat and her family destroyed.

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Malarat sample chapter...

Jessica Rydill, the author of Malarat and two other books, Children of the Shaman and The Glass Mountain


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