Stories Give Us Courage
to find our wings and soar
I'm so glad you stopped by!
Here you'll find all you need to know about my books: Endlewood, The Earth-Treader, From the Mountains to the Valley, and The Wishing Seed.
I love stories, especially the kinds that carry deep themes and are reminiscent of simpler times. Of lore and magic and good overcoming evil. Light always outshines the darkness, and let us never forget that truth, lest our hearts grow weary.
Be of good courage,
I hope you'll stick around!
In Griskol, magic and deceit are forbidden. And to practice any form of them could lead to death.
Holland doesn’t know who she is. For reasons she can’t explain, she’s drawn to the tragic story, "The Tale of Endlewood", seeking to leave home and find where she belongs, even if it means disguising her identity—an action that could cost her everything.
Markus Fenn has always known his purpose: to farm the land his father left behind and to care for his aging mother and younger siblings. Unlike his best friend, Holland, he’s content with his lot in life.
But when a sinister plot rocks the country of Griskol, Holland finds herself in the middle of the chaos, and Markus’ familiar, rural life is upended in the midst of it. Griskol may have been right about magic all along.
In this epic tale of love and loss, accompanied by mermaids, fae, and dragons, will Holland find where she truly belongs? Or will she open her heart enough to realize her home has been with her the whole time?
Praise for Alissa J. Zavalianos
“The Earth-Treader was an incredibly captivating, deeply imaginative, coming-of-age young adult fantasy novel that depicted the triumph of good over evil. There were so many unexpected twists and turns that I kept turning the pages. Alissa Zavalianos successfully created an original world and lovable protagonists. This novel is worth the read for anyone who loves a good adventure story!”
- Jordan Taylor Nilan, Goodreads Review
“But in the end it’s only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass.”