The Dawn of Celtica is HERE! Book Two of the Titha Mae Series is Released Today by Amazon!

It is time! Join Titha Mae and her Companions for the second book in author Jon B. Dalvy’s Epic Fantasy Series, The Dawn of Celtica!


eBook, Paperback, and Hardcover are all available now from Nechalec Press and Amazon at the link above!

The first book in the series, The Ballad of Titha Mae, has also been given an updated Second ‘Series’ Edition for the occasion, with new interior illustrations and matching spine, so fans can start their own collection:

Thank you all for your support and for reading along – it quite literally means the world!


Synopsis and Reviews:

“Exquisitely entertaining. Titha Mae is one of the most intriguing heroines ever to appear in children’s fantasy fiction.”

– Sami Airola,  

Author Jon B. Dalvy is back with the second book in his acclaimed Titha Mae Series – a rich, quirky, sprawling epic fantasy for advancing readers and fiction lovers of all ages. Delve deeper into the Companions’ mythic journey with Book Two, The Dawn of Celtica, as the civilizations of Night and Day come together for the first time in their shared histories.

 The Tower of Celtica stands proudly amid the city’s center. Friends of Human, Lunish, and even Goblin descent craft and trade alongside one another in the shadow of its splendor. But not all folks wish for the joining of their cherished ways, and not all who walk the streets of Celtica do so with pure intentions…

When a family friend is abruptly murdered in the heart of the peaceful city, Titha takes it upon herself to dig to the root of this most foul deed. With the help of her Viking best friend, Audun, Bear-brother Paw, and staunchly-opposed older sister, Gillian, the courageous young Luna soon discovers she’s in far over her head as foes both old and new unfurl a spiraling plot that can only end as they watch Celtica burn.

Don’t miss the latest work from one of Tennessee’s most promising young authors, Jon B. Dalvy, as his Titha Mae series continues to “charm the pants off” of readers and spark joy in the hearts of readers of all ages, promising and adventure that’s “not just a fantasy but a mythical epic that pulled me in from the first page and kept me up reading well past my bedtime.” 

– Elizabeth Horton-Newton, Between the Beats


We hope to meet you within the pages of Dawn of Celtica! Until then,


Author Jon B. Dalvy

and Nechalec Press


A Heartfelt, Tremendous ‘Thank You’ From the Author, Jon B. Dalvy

I am positively thrilled (which is an understatement) to announce my first fantasy novel, The Ballad of Titha Mae, is now available for purchase exclusively through Amazon, and has reached #1 New Release status in multiple Fantasy categories. Both paperback and eBook versions are yours for the picking, though if you pick up the paperback I’ve optioned to give you the eBook for free – so why not both?

This has been an enormous (and humbling) undertaking that has spanned the entirety of my life – and something I’ve enjoyed like nothing else. Titha’s story began as an epic poem back in 2013, one that kept evolving in my mind to the point that I knew I had to make this world into something more encompassing. Long story short, The Ballad is the culmination of growing up in the Great Smoky Mountains, a love of historical mythology, and my Celtic heritage. Above all, though, it is a love-letter to the bedtime stories I crafted for my three little sisters and two younger brothers.

Cover art for The Ballad by phenomenal Fantasy artist Sandara Tang

My brothers and I having plenty of classical male heroes to choose from growing up, I always found myself making up stories about fantastical young ladies and their own adventures for my little sisters when they were just wee beans (and I mean wee). Things have changed a lot since then, but the Fantasy genre is still one absolutely dominated by male protagonists. ‘The Ballad’ is dedicated to (and based upon) my baby sisters “and the light they hold”, simply because I love them in an indescribable amount, but also in hopes of bringing more lionhearted young heroines to the forefront of fantasy literature. The result is an epic adventure featuring a brand new world ripe with its own rich mythology and eclectic characters, all born of fantastical races both new and old!

The Ballad of Titha Mae was crafted for ages eight to eighteen but is, I think, one for all ages. Regardless, she’s an overwhelmingly positive light in my life that I cannot wait to pass onto the world.

Thank you for taking the time to dive into this world, for being a friend to Titha Mae, and a supporter of homegrown literature.

So much love and gratitude,

Jon B. Dalvy