[[caption-width-right:233:Harak'eth (left) and Ssalia. (Well, their silhouettes, at least.)]]
The debut novel of Tammy Spahn, released with little fanfare in December 2012. It tells the story of Ssalia, a young [[LizardFolk ssyrean]] girl living on the planet Pelsatia, as she searches for the hidden [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]] [[ShiningCity city]] Avienot and gets involved in all sorts of things along the way.

The book is published independently and can be found [[http://www.lulu.com/shop/tammy-spahn/ssalia-and-the-dragons-of-avienot/paperback/product-20587774.html here]]. Official website is [[http://pelsatia.lanschilandia.com/ here]]. Administrivia/NeedsABetterDescription.

!! This book contains examples of:
* BigEater: Vellisia.
* BiggerOnTheInside: The library in the jade tower.
* BlobMonster: Ssalia encounters a few of these.
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: TheXOfY, in fact.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Walking on thin air in the jade tower library is only possible if one believes it can be done.
* CommonTongue: The global tongue.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The gardener, who [[NoNameGiven doesn't actually have a name as nobody gave him one]].
* GiantFlyer: The dragons.
* HumansThroughAlienEyes: Or rather, mammals through reptilian eyes.
* IFoundYouLikeThis: Frynnick finding Ssalia after she nearly drowns near the beginning of the book [[spoiler:and a second time after she is poisoned by the unseen]].
* InterspeciesRomance
* InvisibleMonsters: The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unseen]].
* JustWhistle: Captain Ssorgon calls his fish companion with a conch-shaped whistle.
* LizardFolk: The Ssyrean, though described ([[CallASmeerpARabbit and sometimes referred to]]) as snakes, bear more similarities to these, mainly due to having legs.
* NonMammalMammaries: Not specified in the text, but character illustrations on the author's deviantART page include these.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Highly civilised, mostly peaceful and generally agreeable.
* PlantPerson: The gardener, possibly, though his nature is never expanded on.
* Really700YearsOld: The dragons, who reach adulthood at 240 years. Vellisia, who Ssalia estimates to be around her age (twelve), is actually 172.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Lady Viola.
* {{Sssssnaketalk}}: All Ssyrean names with an "s" in them turn it into "ss" (even at the beginning of the name), though this peculiarity isn't actually found in their dialogue.
* StageMagician: The Great Farloss, though he is mostly [[MagiciansAreWizards using genuine magic]].
* UnfamiliarCeiling: Happens to Ssalia twice, mentioned by name the first time it happens.