Alon Shalev


Deep in a redwood forest in Northern California, a boy and his father sat at a picnic table and created an epic fantasy world. The ancient trees bore witness to the summoning of the Wycaan Masters.

Alon Shalev is the author of social justice-themed novels, A Gardener's Tale, The Accidental Activist, and Unwanted Heroes. He is the lead writer of the political blog,, and never expected to delve into the world of fantasy.

In 2010, while on a family camping trip in the Northern California redwoods, his then 11-year-old son, who devours YA fantasy, objected to his father opening his laptop and writing.

A compromise was reached and both were soon deeply engrossed in what became the first of three epic novels (so far) - At The Walls Of Galbrieth.

Alon Shalev lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and two sons. As a fantasy writer, he blogs at and tweets @elfwriter.

Wishing to express his desire for social change, Shalev has written a number of social justice-themed novels (see below).

Alon Shalev is the proud author of A Gardener's Tale, a story of healing of family, land and community, along with a look at the Pagan religion and its time-honored impact upon rural communities.

The Accidental Activist is a fictional account of the astonishing 'McLibel' trial that captivated Britain in the 1990's, a David .v. Goliath court case that highlights the treachery and ruthlessness of the multinational corporations and how the advent of the Internet can curb them, when a few individuals refuse to back down. It is a defense of Freedom of Speech and the acknowledgment of the Internet as a tool for social change.

Unwanted Heroes brings together an old, battle-scarred Chinese American war vet and an idealistic and pretentious young Englishmen, who share a love for San Francisco, coffee and wine. They soon discover they share even more when repressed memories bring them together in a gripping climax finding in each other an unlikely ally to set themselves free from the tragic past that binds them both.

Where to find Alon Shalev online

Where to buy in print


Calhei No More - Wycaan Master Book 6
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,200. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A kingdom has no king and a mighty invading army is bent on massacre. A family of noble Wycaan heritage is wounded and dispersed. On the Plains of Shindellia the future created by one generation must be delivered by another.
From Ashes They Rose - Wycaan Master Book 5
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,700. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Deep wounds fester in the collective psyche of a once proud nation now destroyed and humiliated. All that remains is a driving desire for revenge. It should never have happened. Retribution will know no mercy.
Sacrificial Flame - Wycaan Master Book 4
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,300. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Coming of age
History is not kind to the defeated but neither should it ever underestimate them. Worst yet, they should never be forgotten. They wait for their moment and the opportunity for revenge. That time is now…
Ashbar - Wycaan Master Book 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,350. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Mastery of your magic can mean the difference between freedom and utter defeat. The races of Odessiya hold their breath, craving the Wycaan Master who can set them free. If only it was so simple.
The First Decree - Wycaan Master Book 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,500. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Only a special individual would challenge The First Decree and hope to stay alive. The story continues on from At The Walls Of Galbrieth. Seanchai must form an alliance if he has any chance to defeat an emperor who has never known defeat and his viscous, but brilliant general, who will go to any lengths to destroy the one hope left for the enslaved races of Odessiya.
At The Walls Of Galbrieth - Wycaan Master Book 1
Price: Free! Words: 86,330. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
"You have a great destiny, Seanchai. You must gather the elves from the Markwin forest and the islands of the west. You must bring the dwarves out of their mines to honor the ancient alliance. Find the Azuri if you can. Only you can possibly unite them all. You wield the magic of the Wycaans, but your greatest gift is the loyalty and friendship you inspire. Swear to me that you will do this.

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