Friday, June 13, 2014

Fresh Book Friday - The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain

Title: The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain
Author: Anna del C. Dye
Genre: YA High Fantasy
Date of Publication: February 2014

Liberty … or Monarchy? Should the wisest of races break away, or return to the traditional council? Their queen has lost the Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain to a power-hungry wizard. After all, one can be deceived, but for twenty stones?

With the stones missing, a fatal drought grips Andoriah, the new elfin home. Death to all is imminent. Who will retrieve the Stones when the Gold Elfs won’t act? Will heroes arise before Andoriah burns in eternal fire? Can the missing elf queen and her daughter be found before it is too late?

The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain is the prequel to Anna del C.’s elf series. Discover the Elfs, an eternal race who chose to live in a world of woes away from their motherland. Love them, feel their pain and their happiness in a land that will test the core of their beliefs and bravery. Written in the genre of The Lord of the Rings and the Shannara series, The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain comes alive with battles, heroism, action and romance.

“Arland, ye are awake,” cried Zolma.

The two elfs found the group of gnomes at the foot of Eagle Mountains and their friend back from the dead.

“We gave him the tea you prepared for him, and he spit it out at our faces.”

The gnomes chuckled and Riften said, “It is suma and does taste bitter without honey.”

“He tried to kill us too,” commented Jezie, twirling around one of his axes.

“He did not hurt ye, did he?” asked Riften.

“No lad, he’s still weak, and we handled him easily.”

“Ye can stop talking about me as if I were not here,” Arland complained, as soon as Riften untied the rag tied about his mouth. “Ye did a great job on my back, but being tied like a hog does not help much.”

“Sorem,” Jezie looked at the heavier of his guards and nodded toward Arland.

“I did not see ye and thought they had killed ye both,” Arland defended himself.

“Understandable,” Riften said. “We went to cover our tracks to give ye more time to recuperate.”

“Our friends, the gnomes, chose to carry ye so we could,” Zolma said.

“I thank ye,” Arland said. “I am sorry I mistook ye for traitors.”

“All is forgotten, lad,” said Jezie. “These are my friends.” He pointed at Arn and Sorem.

“Yes, I have had time to clear my mind since ye tied me, and I do remember who ye are.”

“You should have said something,” Jezie replied.

“With my mouth gagged…”

The gnomes laughed, and Arland’s friends smiled at the tease.

“How is yer back?” Riften asked.

“It burns a bit.”

“Let me rub more salve on it. We can pass the night here.”

As the elf leader removed his shirt, Jezie talked, “We thought you a goner. If it weren’t for the herbs your friends carry, I’d have given you up for dead.”

“Mighty sorry your friends would be if that had come to pass,” Arn said.

“I thank ye for yer words,” Arland said.

“Thank your friends,” Jezie replied. “They told us about you and all you have done for our world.”

Arland nodded.

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Author’s Bio:
Anna was born in the extreme South along some famous beaches. She grew up as the middle child with four siblings. Her mother died when she was six and she found a new mother in her husband’s mother and loves her dearly. She credits her mother-in-law with teaching her many things in life.

The green eyed, brown haired author moved north to marry her husband Rodney and has resided in Utah since then. Her husband, a native of Idaho, met her in her hometown. They fell in love and she came to Utah on Christmas Eve to be married two weeks later. They are the parents of three princes and a princess.

Early on in her life she showed an affinity for sewing and took classes that rewarded her with the opportunities of doing costuming for the cast of four musicals, which she enjoyed immensely. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and understands some Portuguese.

Some of Anna’s writing recognitions:

She received the Editor’s Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry, and had her article entitled "A New American Mother" published by Desert Saints Magazine. Her short story entitled "Amerine—Fairy Princess" won an award in a contest sponsored by the League of Utah Writers Oquirrh Chapter, and was published by Kalkion Magazine. Other articles about family and relationship have been published frequently in the MOMS CLUB of Salt Lake Valley-West. Her three books of the Silent Warrior trilogy are published by Outskirts Press, Inc.


An illuminating prequel to the Elfs novels!

1 comment:

  1. A great blog, Marsha. Thank you so much. :)


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