Aiyana is an English author who writes almost exclusively in the Steampunk and High Fantasy genres. Her love of books is extensive, but when it comes to writing she likes to craft elaborate worlds of magic and mischief. Heavily influenced by writers such as Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson, Tolkein, Lewis, Caroll, Philip Pullman, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, China Mieville and Scott Westerfeld, her own style has developed out of an appreciation of the classics and a love of the profoundly modern.
A huge fan of Fantasy and Science Fiction in general, Aiyana can often be found at conventions and festivals and is as fanatical as the next gal. She once sat on the pavement outside Waterstones in Manchester for eight hours in order to ensure she was first in line to meet Terry Pratchett when he was signing copies of Going Postal, and was delighted when she allowed her to wear his hat (yes, really). This is her greatest claim to fame and she is doubtful anything will ever (in her opinion) best it.
Steampunk gradually became Aiyana’s favourite genre as she read more and more of it, and began collecting as many Steampunk-infused films and TV shows as she could. To date her favourite remains the Studio Ghibli adaptation of Howl’s Moving Castle, and the influence of this film can be clearly seen in her Fifteen Solars series, particularly in the planet named Howl, and the character of Ryder.
Aiyana also has an abiding love of boots, rum, pirates and pirates drinking rum whilst wearing really, really cool boots.
Where to find Aiyana Jackson online
Encante (Fifteen Solars)
by Aiyana Jackson
An action-packed quest beneath the high seas, blending adventure, intrigue, and romance, Encante is a tale of racial discrimination and a fight for freedom, opening the door to a multiverse comprising fifteen parallel worlds, each as unique and diverse as the next. The Fifteen Solars are controlled by the Kabbalah, an order with a soul of avarice who have enslaved the gods, and stolen time itself.
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