Avon Van Hassel

Building Worlds and Filling Them With Magic

Think you know the story of Jack and the Beanstalk? You’ve only heard Jack’s side, and there’s so much more.

My debut novel, published on September 22, 2018, is a retelling of that old tale from the perspective of the beanseller, a veteran-turned-thief named Alois. When he and his partner, Sulat, are hired by their usual employer to steal a magic ladder from a couple of giants who live on top of a cloud, they assume it’s the weirdest and most impossible thing they’ve ever had to do in a career full of pretty weird stuff. But very quickly, the quest gets out of hand, even threatening the woman Alois loves, before they decide to see who their boss works for. From then on, no one involved will ever be the same.

The sequel, Golden, is the story of the magic golden harp that Jack finds in the giants’ treasure room. Who is she? How did she come to be there? And what happens to her once they get her down? It’s a story of big personalities, royal intrigue, hardly a single person who is what they seem, and not one–but two weddings!

Siren Song follows Prince Okala of the Sandy Shore Merfolk, who loves humans more than anything. When a neighbouring colony of merfolk wages war against the kingdom of Viehland and Okala runs into a pair of humans trying to stop it, he must decide where his loyalties truly lie. Does he side with the humans he loves or his own people- or does he join forces with Alois and Sulat to fight for lasting peace?

The Beanseller Saga has more twists and turns than the beanstalk, and features a diverse and colorful cast of fairy tale characters, as well as magic items, fantasy creatures, and historical details galore. If you love history, adventure, sarcasm, strong female leads, fantasy magic, and more, keep an eye on this space.

Book Four is currently in the works, so while you wait, why not check out my series of inter-novel novellas on my Freebies page!

To get a free copy of Chapter One of MAGIC BEANS, please follow this link!

Please remember that you can still read my books, even if you don’t have a Kindle device. The Kindle app is absolutely free and compatible with Windows, Android, and Mac, so you can enjoy ebooks anywhere!

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