TALES OF SPLENDANIA
A Golden Wish
In Paperback, Hardback & eBook formats
The sequel, A Heart of Ice, is coming soon!
About The Book
Dive into the beautiful and magical Kingdom of Splendania! This is the first book in the new fantasy adventure series for children age 7+, and fans of How To Train Your Dragon, Harry Potter, The Last Bear and more.
In the ancient and mystical land of Splendania, the most marvellous and dangerous magical creatures roam the lands and skies. The beautiful and valiant Princess Vanadae must find a way to protect her beloved Golden Unicorn from the most dangerous creatures of them all - the people of Splendania themselves. All of whom are completely hellbent on capturing and killing magical creatures, the Golden Unicorn most of all.
Vanadae must find and protect the majestic Golden Unicorn before Magnus the Mighty, her father and the High-King of Splendania becomes the first to slay this wondrous creature and ensure his rule over the three realms; Theos, Valastry and Ovamthia.
Will the Golden Wish, granted once in a lifetime to the members of the royal family, cause the malevolent Witch of the Woods to come out of hiding and continue her vengeance against the royal families of Splendania? Will the courage of Vanadae’s brother, Prince Galderon, protect her from the dangers in the Spellbound Woods and set them on a path to fulfil their destinies?
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"My 2 kids loved the book and were disappointed that it had to end - hoping for a follow up edition soon - highly enjoyable and helped their reading too!"
"This book is so creative and the authour really does have a way with his words! His descriptive writing leads your imagination through a magical journey of fantastical monsters, intriguing characters and marveloussly enchanting kingdoms - it kept me fully engaged and eager for the next line, page and chapter. The only downside to this book, is that there's not more of it ... engrossed from the off and already yearning for the second book. Seriously well done T.O Griffiths!"
"Absolutely loved this book, I love fantasy so I bought this book for myself, but I’ll definitely be buying it again for a friend’s daughter! Looking forward to the next one!"
About The Author
Born and raised on a beautiful farm overlooking the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons on the border of Wales and England, T.O. Griffiths grew up fascinated by animals, sharks most of all. He was lucky enough to be surrounded by farm animals - including the magnificent peacocks - and a stunning view. As a boy, he used to write short stories and poems, somewhat inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
With a large collection of swords, axes and armour himself, his fascination with weaponry has helped inspire certain characters T.O. Griffiths has created in Splendania.
With a busy job and life moving forward, time to focus and complete the book became a labour of love for T.O. Griffiths, but something he was determined to accomplish.
The story coming into existence was completely spontaneous; he was asked to make up a bedtime story for his girlfriend to help her sleep. It was not helpful, however, as he was then up all night, writing it down instead of finishing the story for her, until now.
Tales of Splendania had been rattling around T.O. Griffiths’ head for many years and the story evolved and swayed this way and that, and now, he is extremely excited to share it with you and hopes you enjoy it as much as he has enjoyed creating the World of Splendania.
The story continues in Tales of Splendania: A Heart of Ice, which takes Vanadae and Galderon on more whirlwind adventures throughout Splendania and beyond!
- T.O. GRIFFITHS
"This book reminded me of Aesop’s Fables in that the world-building is in-depth and vivid, and there are a lot of fantastical elements. Including a sword imbued with magical power and pixies leaving breadcrumbs for an enthused Vanadae, which is especially interesting because the story alludes to a big magical future for the princess.
Tales of Splendania: A Golden Wish is a short, entertaining, and magic-filled read that promises more excitement in later books."
- Rosie Wylor-Owen, 4/5 stars