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Jessica Rydill is a British fantasy author from the West Country. She was born in 1959. She studied at King’s College, Cambridge and the College of Law, working as a solicitor for 13 years. Her travels in Israel, France, Eastern Europe and Southern Africa have provided some of the inspiration for her writing.
Her first novel, Children of the Shaman, was published by Orbit in 2001, and short-listed for the Locus magazine best first novel in 2002. A sequel, The Glass Mountain, appeared in October 2002. Both books have been reissued by small press Kristell Ink Publishing, together with sequels Malarat and Winterbloom.
Jessica lives near Bath with her husband and her collection of Ball-jointed dolls or BJD, which really aren’t creepy. Though they can be badly behaved…
Visit Jessica’s web-site at to learn more about Mir, the shamanworld.


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



Glass MountainThe Glass Mountain – Kristell Ink 2019