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The Silvana Chronicles: Book 1

The Greening

Once heard, the song of a Silvana can never be forgotten. 

Yet for every man who wins such a wife
there are three destroyed in the attempt. 


Fabiom of Deepvale dreams of winning the love of a Silvana, one of the mysterious and powerful tree spirits who haunt the deepest groves of the wildwood. But when he is suddenly thrown into the political arena and expected to keep the family silk business running, everything changes. Fabiom fears he will have to put aside his dream, for such a quest is perilous and Deepvale cannot afford to lose its young lord.

However, the nub of amber he finds beneath the huge ash tree could change his mind: if one of the Silvanii is upset enough to weep her precious golden tears at the thought of losing him, how can he disappoint her?

What Fabiom does not know is that the fiercely guarded secrets of silk-making have been sold abroad, putting more than the economic stability of his holding at risk; it was the Silvanii who first gifted the human inhabitants of Morene with those secrets, and they do not take kindly to betrayal. 

Praise for Silvana: The Greening

Finalist in The Wishing Shelf 2016 book awards
Awarded 5 Stars by Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews & Awards


If you only read one book this year, read Silvana – Chris Drew

In Silvana, Belinda Mellor has created more than an entertaining read. She has created something beautiful. Brett Adams (author of Blood and Ink – Fremantle Press)

The characters are beautifully created and believable. This series takes you on a journey rich in its conservation message, and historical lore. I loved this book, and found it difficult to put down. Definitely one of the best books I have ever read.
Vicky Hawkey (Nelson Library)

First, wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the two Silvana books … I couldn’t put them down. Ya done good, lady!
Katherine Kurtz (NY Times bestselling author of the Deryni Chronicles) From private correspondence.

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