Fantasy

Here you’ll find works by some of the best fantasy writers of our time, including World Fantasy Award winner Tanith Lee, bestselling author of The Bitterbynde Trilogy, Cecilia Dart-Thornton, and the classic authors who inspired JRR Tolkien, author of ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

The Ill-Made Mute

THE ILL-MADE MUTE
(Book #1) Special edition

By Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

‘Hobbit-fanciers will find much to delight them in The Ill-Made Mute’
The Times (UK).
‘Not since Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings fell into my hands have I been so impressed by a beautifully spun fantasy.’ Andre Norton, Grand Master of Science Fiction

The Lady of the Sorrows (The Bitterbynde Book 2)

THE LADY of the SORROWS
(Book #2)
Special edition

By Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

Now with never-before-published content. A Nielsen Bookscan certified bestseller. Number one on the Sydney Morning Herald bestseller list. Locus Magazine’s ‘recommended reading’.

The Battle of Evernight

THE BATTLE of EVERNIGHT
(Book #3)
Special edition

By Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

The stunning conclusion to the best-selling Bitterbynde Trilogy – now with an extra chapter!
‘Cecilia Dart-Thornton exhibits strong and authentic evidence of ­having visited some of the more exotic corners of Faerie . . . ‘
The Washington Post

THE BITTERBYNDE TRILOGY
FULL SET
Special edition

(Hardcover)
By Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

The perfect gift-set for readers who love Tolkien-style fantasy.

Phantasya

PHANTASYA
By Tanith Lee.

An anthology of dark fantasy,
This is a collection of nineteen splendid Tanith Lee tales that have been hand-picked by the author. These extraordinary journeys into Lee’s hugely popular fantasy worlds span 31 years of her writing career and include four never-before-published stories

Tolkien - the full set of the Professor's Bookshelf

THE PROFESSOR’S BOOKSHELF –
Full set of #1 – #10

The Professor’s Bookshelf is a collection of books that inspired the imagination of Professor JRR Tolkien; creator of Middle-earth, author of The Lord of the Rings. All these titles have informed the professor’s writings in one way or another.

Fallowblade

FALLOWBLADE
by Cecilia Dart-Thornton

The Crowthistle Chronicles #4 .

‘Dart-Thornton conjures up her world of Tir in the luminous yet hard-edged manner of Jack Vance and Mary Gentle.’
The Washington Post

Australian Flower Fairies Birthday Book

FLOWER FAIRIES BIRTHDAY BOOK.

Twenty-six exquisitely detailed illustrations by well-known artist Elizabeth Alger adorn this brightly colored volume.
The book contains pages for writing down birthday dates of friends and family.

Australian Flower Fairies Address Book

FLOWER FAIRIES ADDRESS BOOK.

Twenty-six exquisitely detailed illustrations by well-known artist Elizabeth Alger adorn this brightly colored volume .
The book contains pages for recording the contact details of friends and family.

Australian Flower Fairies Birthday and Address Book

FULL SET: AUSTRALIAN FLOWER FAIRIES BIRTHDAY & ADDRESS BOOKS.

The ideal gift for imaginative young people.

The Professor’s Bookshelf – The books that inspired Tolkien.

Tolkien inspiration - The Fall of the Nibelungs

#1 THE SONG OF THE NIBELUNGS – A Book That Inspired Tolkien. With original illustrations.

Translated by Margaret Armour, illustrated by W.B. MacDougall. Introduced by Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

Tolkien inspiration - The Poetic Edda

#2 THE POETIC EDDA – A Book That Inspired Tolkien. With original illustrations.

Translated by Olive Bray, illustrated by W G Collingwood. Introduced by C. Dart-Thornton.

A magnificent and magical collection of thirty-four Icelandic poems, interwoven with prose, dating from the 9th century to the 12th. Professor J. R. R. Tolkien, author of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, readily acknowledged his debt to this source .

Tolkien inspiration - The Story of the Glittering Plain

#3 THE STORY of the GLITTERING PLAIN – A Book That Inspired Tolkien.
With original illustrations.

William Morris. illustrated by Walter Crane, introduced by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
.

This edition includes Morris’s essay collection ‘The Art and Craft of Printing’. ‘William Morris was an enormous influence on Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, author of ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

Tolkien inspiration - The Red Fairy Book

#4 THE RED FAIRY BOOK – A Book That Inspired Tolkien.
With original illustrations.

Andrew Lang. Illustrated by H.J. Ford and Lancelot Speed, introduced by Cecilia Dart-Thornton.


Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books captured the imagination of a generation of children. They were sold worldwide in the 1880s and 1890s.

Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, author of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, read and enjoyed every book in the series. They had a marked influence on his imagination.

Tolkien inspiration - The Princess and the Goblin

#5 THE PRINCESS and the GOBLIN – A Book That Inspired Tolkien.
With original illustrations.

George MacDonald. Illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith, introduced by Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, author of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, was a great admirer of George MacDonald’s fairy-stories.

Tolkien inspiration - The Saga of Eric Brighteyes

#6 THE SAGA of ERIC BRIGHTEYES – A Book That Inspired Tolkien.
With original illustrations.

Written by H. Rider Haggard, illustrated by Lancelot Speed. Introduced by Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

Rider Haggard is one of a handful of Victorian and Edwardian writers whom Professor Tolkien acknowledged by name.

Tolkien inspiration - The Dragon Ouroboros

#7 THE DRAGON OUROBOROS- A Book That Inspired Tolkien.
With original illustrations.

Written by E.R. Eddison, illustrated by Keith Henderson. Introduced by Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

Professor J.R.R. Tolkien read this story, and praised it in print. Eddison, he stated, was ‘the greatest and most convincing writer of “invented worlds”’ he had ever read.

Tolkien inspiration - The book of Wonder & the Last Book of Wonder

#8 THE BOOK of WONDER & THE LAST BOOK of WONDER – A Book That Inspired Tolkien.
With original illustrations.

Written by Lord Dunsany, illustrated by S. H. Syme. Introduced by Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

Numerous accoutrements of fantasy are found within the realms of The Book of Wonder, as they are in Professor Tolkien’s Middle-earth. These include talismans, precious metals, jewels, horns, dark, dangerous woods infested with evil spiders and more.

Tolkien inspiration - The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

#9 THE STORY of KING ARTHUR and HIS KNIGHTS A Book That Inspired Tolkien.
With original illustrations.

Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle, introduced by Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, author of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, greatly enjoyed Arthurian stories, which he called ‘powerful’

Tolkien inspiration - Grimms' Fairytales

#10 GRIMMS’ FAIRYTALES – A Book That Inspired Tolkien.
With original illustrations.

Translated by Lucy Crane, illustrated by Walter Crane. Introduced by Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

Professor Tolkien, author of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, mined the folklore of the Grimm brothers for literary gems