Shortlisted in Horror and Fantasy, 2002 Aurealis Awards

Top Ten Teen Read 2005,

Finalist YA Book of the Year, 2017 Aurealis Awards

Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Fantasy of 2017

A Childrens Book Council of Australia Notable Book

Epic Fantasy

The Books of Pellinor


Alison Croggon’s beloved epic fantasy quintet is a glittering saga steeped in the rich and complex landscape of Annar, a legendary world ripe for discovery. It has been continously in print since it was first published in 1992 and has sold more than 500,000 copies 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)






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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.

“Sinister assassins, ghoulish Specters, and feisty witches make this a rousing read.” Kirkus

“A gripping stand alone from the acclaimed Alison Croggon … A beautifully written adventure full of courage and kindness, The Threads of Magic transports readers to a magical city of airy palaces and rotten slums, of agents of the Office of Witchcraft Examination and midsummer dancing in the Weavers’ Quarter, of dangerous fathers and chosen family.” The Contented Reader

“The distinct characters and a vein of humor that ensures the story never takes itself too seriously are really where this novel shines…Australian author Croggon delivers another great story.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Croggon (the Books of Pellinor series) subverts genre expectations and offers up multiple perspectives—both heroic and villainous—to weave a complicated tapestry of magic and sacrifice.” Publishers Weekly

“A lyrical, poetic writer and a compelling storyteller” Garth Nix

“Vivid, compelling, utterly, utterly magical.” Read and Reviewed

UK cover design: Matt Saunders
US cover design: James Firnhaber

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

gothiC fantasy

Black Spring

Dark romance

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 journey 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

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