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A forgotten race. A forbidden child.

The Iyarri Chronicles

Two thousand years ago, on the Night of Bloody Feathers, humans used blades, bows, and fire to bring a violent end to their delicate partnership with the winged, mythical Iyarri, and in the same stroke, destroyed the balance of truth and justice that unified their enemy. Splintered, the Iyarri withdrew from the world of men, and with time and magic to hide them, faded into human mythos and religious iconography. But they did not forget, and in deep in cliffside strongholds, the Iyarri amended their laws: contact with humans became forbidden, and having a child with one, the Unspeakable Sin, was punishable by death.


Now, one such forbidden child, Aurelia, learns the true circumstances of her birth and must evade a death-sentence handed down a millennia ago.  It’s up to her to harness her unique blood and long-unseen powers to not only carve out a place for herself in Iyarri society, but also to mend what was broken so long ago.

Artistic &  Evocative Fantasy Fiction



Follow the development of the entire series. Books yet to be released have progress indicators and updates so you can watch their development as Melissa writes, edits, and works through the publishing process. The Iyarri Chronicles is full of rich worldbuilding and you can peruse, and submit your fan art to, our gallery of  Iyarri-inspired artwork.

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Complete Trilogy


Indulge in the Hardcover Collector’s Set of The Iyarri Chronicles. Three first-edition, autographed and numbered hardcovers, three metal feather bookmarks, three Novel Blends, and an exclusive Until the Skies Fall bookbag.

Collector's Hardcover Trilogy

Far lighter than hardcovers, this ebook set comes formatted for either Kindle or .epub, with exclusive cover designed by Melissa. This Collector’s Edition also comes with 12 printable bookmarks and 3 printable art prints.

Collector's Ebook Trilogy

Author Created Alchemy

Novel Blends


Experience the world of the Iyarri in a sensory way. Melissa’s books and herbal alchemy come together in author-created and hand-blended essential oils inspired by The Iyarri Chronicles, and hardcovers purchased directly from her come with these oils as free gifts.

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The Iyarri are an artistic race, and Melissa loves nothing more than fan art! See her own creations, enjoy art from other Iyarri Chronicles fans, and submit your own.

See & Submit Art