Hazel Allan portraitHazel has a keen interest in literacy issues. She previously worked with underprivileged children as part of the Early Intervention Programme, established to tackle low literacy levels, and with children on the verge of exclusion from secondary school.

Bree McCready and the Half-Heart Locket was her first novel. Scottish Book Trust hailed it as Recommended Reading. Bree McCready and the Flame of Irenus came hot on its heels and enthralled Hazel’s fans. Bree McCready and the Realm of the Lost was launched in late 2012 and completes the trilogy.

Many have pointed out that there are two sides to Hazel’s novels. ON the one hand, thrilling fantasy adventure; on the other, a deep understanding and empathy with the emotions of younger people.

Hazel Allan lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Bree McCready & The Realm of The Lost

Who would have guessed it? A shy swat, a psycho rebel and a lanky nerd try to save the world…for a third time! Strange things start to happen at the Halloween funfair, and fourteen-year-old Bree McCready immediately suspects they have something to do with the half-heart locket. Sensing trouble, Bree, and her friends, Sandy and Honey, seek…


Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: Bree McCready Trilogy | Subjects: demons, Family, Journey

Bree McCready & The Half-Heart Locket

Bree McCready has a mission: she has just one night to save the world! It starts when a clue inscribed on a Half-Heart Locket leads Bree and her best friends Sandy and Honey to an ancient magical book. With it they can freeze time, fly and shrink to the size of ants. But they soon…


Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: Bree McCready Trilogy | Subjects: demons, Family, Journey

BREE MCCREADY & THE FLAME OF IRENUS cover

Bree McCready & The Flame of Irenus

Eight months after her death-defying escape from Castle Zarcalat, Bree McCready thinks she’s seen the last of the half-heart locket and the dangerous magical book that goes with it…until Honey’s kid sister, Mimi, disappears. Faced with a bone-crunching race against time to rescue Mimi, Bree must rely on her friends more than ever. Soon they…


Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: Bree McCready Trilogy | Subjects: demons, Family, Journey