Pub Day Spotlight: Undine's Blessing, by Tessa Hastjarjanto

29 Jan 2024

Today is a great day!

Our dear Tessa Hastjarjanto has a new release, so it's a good time to bring the focus on it; especially for a really important member of our community.

Undine's Blessing is finally available, a new story set in the Lunis Aquaria universe. Let's take a look at the blurb firstly:

A dutiful daughter, a mystical archipelago, and a hidden power waiting to command the tides...

Marella spends her days caring for her sick mother and selling her father's fish. Bound by duty and love, she dreams little of adventure. But when her mother must travel to the city for treatment, her father takes her out to sea, despite her fear of water.

A storm steers them to Emberrain, home to a tribe of magical nymphs and a place of secrets, where Marella discovers a startling truth: her father is a frequent visitor to these mysterious islands.

Soon she learns that Emberrain isn't the only secret he had kept from her.

Marella has the power to control water and communicate with aquatic animals.

Overwhelmed by the magical but dangerous islands, and the secrets of her father, Marella must learn to harness her powers to save herself and her new aquatic friend before they are separated from their parents forever.

Undine's Blessing is a journey of wonder, where fears are faced and mysteries unravel, and a young girl learns that true adventure begins when you dare to embrace who you truly are.

It's important to note that the book is currently available as e-book, with physical formats coming later (paperback and hardcover).

You can order it from multiple stores using this Books2Read link. 

The cover has been created by the marvelous artist Ravven (remember, support human artists!).

Undine's Blessing, by Tessa Hastjarjanto

About Tessa Hastjarjanto


Tessa Hastjarjanto is a Dutch/Indonesian writer from the Netherlands. She writes speculative fiction, and blogs at about books, fountain pens, and writing.

From a young age, she imitated popular stories and games in creating her own worlds. This love eventually led to a master’s degree in media and game studies at the University of Utrecht. However a mundane desk job was enough to inspire her to follow her creative passion. The first fanfics were written in lunch breaks and soon original fiction followed.

With the support of her husband, she now focuses on her writing career while battling chronic pain. Swiss white shepherd, Shiro, acts as a therapy dog to keep her healthy and reduce stress through extensive cuddle sessions.