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Short form 
Jessica Rydill writes fantasy and collects Asian Ball Jointed Dolls, or BJD. At an average height of twenty inches tall, they can unnerve visitors. Many of the dolls are based on characters from her books.
Jessica’s novels embrace fantasy with medieval warlords, and Victorian adventure with lightning-wielding shamans. A host of underworlds and other dimensions are only a short step away.
Jessica’s first three books are being reissued by Kristell Ink Publishing, together with a fourth, Winterbloom.
Visit Jessica’s web-site at to learn more about Mir, the shamanworld.

Long form

Jessica Rydill writes fantasy and collects Asian Ball Jointed Dolls, or BJD. Many are based on characters from her books. In her spare time she haunts National Trust properties and visits English parish churches in search of Green Men, Shelagh na Gigs and Misericords, and any traces of mediaeval art or sculpture.

Jessica’s novels inhabit a parallel world known as Mir, where shamans have considerable powers, and magic is a part of everyday life. Steam trains and Norman knights live in the same country, and Goddesses appear in person.

Kristell Ink Publishing, part of BFS Award-winning Grimbold Books, have reissued Jessica’s first two books, Children of the Shaman, The Glass Mountain and Malarat. The fourth, never-before-published Winterbloom debuted on February 28th. All four books have cover art by artist Daniele Serra.



My Brother Jonathan short-listed for the Ian St James Award 1999

Children of the Shaman short-listed for Locus Best First Novel of 2001

Children of the Shaman is a finalist in the Best Fantasy (Contemporary/Urban Fantasy) category of the Best of the Independent eBook Awards 2018


My Brother Jonathan (short story) New Writer Magazine 1999

Children of the Shaman – Orbit 2001




The Glass Mountain – Orbit 2002




Children of the Shaman – Roc Fantasy 2001




Die Eisgöttin Kristallwelt 01 – Blanvalet 2004 (translated by Marianne Schmidt)




Der Glaserne Berg Kristallwelt 02 – Blanvalet 2005 (translated by Marianne Schmidt)




The Anniversary in Anniversaries – NewCon Press 2010




Malarat – 2013




Children of the Shaman – 2014




The Glass Mountain – 2015




Children of the Shaman – Kristell Ink 2017




terranulliusTerra Nullius edited by Kate Coe and Ellen Crosháin: short story Terra Incognita 2018