From USA Today Bestselling author A.J. Ponder, The Sylvalla Chronicles follows the Princess Sylvalla and her notorious band of adventurers as she accidentally kidnaps a king, slays a fluffy monster, and blunders into a bloody and brutal war.
Described as Terry Pratchett meets Tolkien, The Sylvalla Chronicles is a must-read fast-paced adventure and a loving satirical tribute to many old fantasy favourites, including Ursula Le Guin, Raymond E Feist, Tamora Pierce, Lovecraft and more.
Quest: Book 1
★★★★★ “What a brilliant read! The wit! I really enjoyed the story and the characters, but I LOVED the humour and clever prose.” Galaxie
★★★★★”I loved this. Fantasy humor with a Pythonesque flair” Guy Worthey
Sylvalla escapes Avondale castle and the life of a princess, in search of the adventure she’s always wanted – but once found, adventure bites back.
Fortunately, she is not alone. Unfortunately, her new-found companions are less than heroic. Jonathan would rather make money. Dirk would rather live a long and happy life. And at 150, old Capro would rather stop gallivanting, and harangue unsuspecting wizardry students about his glory days over a nice cup of tea.
Quest has everything—heroes, monsters, chases, escapes and a complete lack of true love.
Prophecy: Book 2
★★★★★ ” A wonderfully rich high fantasy spoof with side-splitting footnotes” Lee Murray
After the death of her father, Princess Sylvalla swears revenge. An oath the wizards Capro and Jonathan fear will unleash terrible power. Sylvalla has no time for their prophecies, she must take up the mantle of Queen and save Avondale- but first she must survive the coronation.
Omens: Book 3
“I’ve seen a thousand futures, a million deaths. Avondale will fall.”
Sylvalla would rather fight dragons than deal with politics. But as the unexpected queen of two kingdoms, her newfound power is making the neighbouring kings nervous. One by one, the kings fall for Sir Arrant’s offers of power and the beguiling butterfly jewels he offers in exchange for their alliance.
Determined to save her kingdom, Sylvalla is willing to try anything, including diplomacy. Only there is little time, and her dying mother, Tishke, has an important warning, “The demons are here. They have your brother.”
Meanwhile, back in Bairnsley University, the wizard Jonathan and his father discover the evil Dothie has freed the Nameless Gods—gods that are determined to destroy the one person that stands in their way…
With the Seven Kingdoms turned against her, can Sylvalla save Avondale? Can she save her people, her brother, or even herself, from the demons who would possess them all?