In addition to Anime, Manga and Japanese culture Hibanacon is also a celebration of wider geek culture including fantasy literature.
Melissa A. Joy is an Anime fan and new fantasy author with Asperger Syndrome who challenges the conventional expectations of fantasy and takes them to a whole new level. She has crafted the rich history and lore of Aeldynn, a world of fantastical creatures, pirates of the high seas and wise dragons.
To help support our charity efforts, Melissa has kindly donated copies of her books to our auction for Cancer Research UK. She’ll also be around the weekend if you want to talk anime or literature.
Keys of the Origin (The Scions of Balance, #1)
In a world where ancient races still dwell, the events of an age-old prophecy begin to stir.
From the pages of an antique tome, there is much the ancients themselves have yet to learn. The time has come for the Keys of the Origin to play their part in restoring balance to Aeldynn; but how will their choices affect the outcome?
Two young men; one a righteous law-abiding servant to the people, the other a distinguished outlaw, don’t yet realise they are to play a part in a foretold bid for the future of Aeldynn.
Fate leads them down a road they would never have dreamed of following; a road that leads them into a struggle to bring the world back into a state of balance from the precipice of madness and desolation.
It is not only Zehn and Larkh who are fated to take on the malevolent forces of Aeldynn; there are others who must join with them as they are coaxed into the embrace of the ancient Nays and the fabled Drahknyr, who are also entangled in the masterful puppeteering of a renegade sorceress hell bent on reviving the greatest threat of all.
Endeavours of the Unsung (Tales from Aeldynn, #1)
From Armaran in the west to Icetaihn in the north and Zaern’Kairnell in the east, there are 10 unsung tales to be told.
A crystalline fortress in the farthest reaches of a treacherous glacier. A demonic fissure in the depths of a formidable gorge.
Long kept secrets in a forest cloaked in fog. One pint-sized bookworm with a penchant for adventure. Covert operations at a vampire soirée.
Many are the tales of Aeldynn.
Here are the Endeavours of the Unsung.
If you'd like to find out more you can visit Melissa's site here