Shortlisted in Horror and Fantasy, 2002 Aurealis Awards
Finalist YA Book of the Year, 2017 Aurealis Awards
Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Fantasy of 2017
A Childrens Book Council of Australia Notable Book
The Books of Pellinor
THE GIFT/THE NAMING, THE RIDDLE, THE CROW, THE SINGING and THE BONE QUEEN
Alison Croggon’s beloved epic fantasy series has been continously in print since it was first published in 1992 and has sold more than 500,000 copiues worldwide.
“This is an epic fantasy in the Tolkien tradition, with a strong girl hero who is entirely believable in her struggles to master herself and learn the secrets of her identity. I couldn’t put it down!” – Tamora Pierce
“Unbelievably fine, this book represents fantasy storytelling at its best.” – VOYA, US
“Croggon’s humbly exquisite prose weaves splendor into everything, from spells of magery and the frightening, otherworldly realm that the protagonists must tread to the regular World’s aesthetic beauty and human emotion (grief, shame, terror, trauma)…Magnificent yet intimate, dark yet tender.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
By alison croggon
The Threads of Magic
Middle Grade Fantasy
An atmospheric and riveting fantasy adventure, perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge and Cornelia Funke. Alison Croggon conjures a rich, immersive world with brilliant and memorable characters in this captivating story of loyalty, courage and friendship.
“A lyrical, poetic writer and a compelling storyteller” – Garth Nix
“Vivid, compelling, utterly, utterly magical.” Read and Reviewed
Cover design: Matt Saunders
Shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature, 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
Children’s Books Council of Australia 2014 Notable Book
Inspired by the gothic classic Wuthering Heights, this stunning new fantasy is a fiercely romantic tale of betrayal and vengeance. In a savage land sustained by wizardry and ruled by vendetta, Lina is the enchanting but wilful daughter of a village lord. She and her childhood companion, Damek, are devoted to each other to the point of obsession. Whether drawn by the romantic, the magical, or the gothic, readers will be irresistibly compelled by the passion of this tragic tale.
“Black Spring is a lyrical masterpiece; a beautiful piece of literature that evokes as many emotions as the flawed, incredibly human characters it pays homage to throughout.” – ArtsHub
Cover design: Daniel Egneus
Winner of the 2016 Environmental Award for Writing for Children
Shortlisted for the WA Premiers Literary Awards
A Children’s Book Council of Australia 2016 Notable Book
Endorsed by Amnesty International UK
a powerful fable of love, loss and change
The River and the Book
“In Simbala’s village they have two treasures: the River, which is their road and their god; and the Book, which is their history, their oracle and their soul. When The Book predicts change, Simbala is impelled on a jourey that changes not only her life, but the lives of everyone she knows.
“A resonant, haunting story… a simply told and dreamlike tale that tackles huge questions about conservation, capitalism, colonialism and cultural appropriation.” – The Age
Illustrations and cover by Katie Harnett