Tessa Hastjarjanto

Author of Tales of Lunis Aquaria

About Tessa

Tessa Hastjarjanto is a Dutch/Indonesian writer from the Netherlands. She writes speculative fiction, and blogs at narratess.com 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.

Shiro when she was four months old

Tales of Lunis Aquaria

The balance is tipping. Something shifts in the world of Lunis Aquaria. Menacing creatures, daunting deserts, and treacherous mountains. Hardships and solace, friendships and love. Read the stories of what went on before the world is lost in disparity and meet the heroes who will one day restore harmony.

Tales of Lunis Aquaria is a collection of nine short stories set in the fantastical world of Lunis Aquaria.

The coming of beasts ~ The sacred maiden ~ Moonflower ~ Thomas and the wolf ~ The witch from Monterra Mountain ~ Shepherd’s stick ~ Archipelago of wonder ~ Decapod’s ire ~ Lovers across time

Early praise for Tales of Lunis Aquaria

"Many of the stories are reminiscent of fairytales I read when I was younger, and I find reading them rather relaxing. Quite a welcome change from some stuff going on in the real world."

Jeroen Steenbeeke

Author of Gift of the Destroyer

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