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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 ssyrean girl living on the planet Pelsatia, as she searches for the hidden dragon city Avienot and gets involved in all sorts of things along the way.
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The book is published independently and can be found here. Official website is here.


This book contains examples of:

  • Just Whistle: Captain Ssorgon calls his fish companion with a conch-shaped whistle.
  • Lizard Folk: The Ssyrean, though described (and sometimes referred to) as snakes, bear more similarities to these, mainly due to having legs.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Not specified in the text, but character illustrations on the author's deviantART page include these.
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  • Plant Person: The gardener, possibly, though his nature is never expanded on.
  • Really 700 Years Old: The dragons, who reach adulthood at 240 years. Vellisia, who Ssalia estimates to be around her age (twelve), is actually 172.
  • 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.

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