The Elf and the Princess The Elfen Series Book 1
Silent Warrior Trilogy Book 1
by Anna Del C. Dye Genre: YA Epic Fantasy Adventure Romance
A most thrilling and captivating tale for readers of all ages
Menarm was a great and prosperous kingdom, known throughout the lands for its friendly, hard-working people and fair trade. But a bitter struggle of succession between twin brothers left the kingdom devastated, the people divided. Some stayed with Fenil, who had conquered the crown, others followed Renil to the wild lands of the north, founding a new kingdom.
Now Adren, the last princess of the vanquished realm of Menarm, finds herself alone in a world where women live in the shadows of men. Not only must she battle her enemies, but also a truth that could obliterate her last hope for happiness and bring dishonor to all those whom she hold dear. On her quest, she finds unlikely allies in a powerful prince and a defiant mercenary, only to be devastated by an ancient and wily elf. Will Adren be able to survive this final assault?
The Elf and the Princess is a brilliant tale of high adventure, true love, and medieval-style warfare between elves, men, and orcs. Drawing inspiration from the myths and legends of Europe and from such writers as J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien, Anna del C. Dye spins a completely original tale that will leave the reader wanting more.
Somewhere in the Serra Mountains, in a pitch-black cave, a set of light feet moved quietly toward a figure curled in a bedroll near the fire pit. A loud snore came from the knave that lay there.
“Good, he hasn’t heard me,” the shadow murmured.
One of the two short swords held by the shadow rose and fell with a mighty swing toward the sleeping figure. At the last moment, the sleeping figure turned over to his left shoulder, and the metal struck the stone around the fire pit, vibrating the would-be attacker’s arm to its shoulder. Sparks flew and rekindled the dry, leftover wood from the past night’s supper, and the renewed smell of burning wood arose. The sleeping figure didn’t blink awake, nor hear the fire crackle.
The new, soft light revealed a small, muscular assailant in dirty black pants and a shirt too big for its wearer. The sleeves became stretched as the wearer strained to strike again, showing a hint of the lean, yet muscular, arms. A small moment later, a loud slap echoed in the cave, as the sword connected with the sleeping figure’s rump, and he sent a fowl scream toward the night sky.
“I should kill you for that,” Donian screamed and turned the other way, covering his head with the pelt he used for warmth.
Two bedrolls could now be seen at either side of the fire. One belonged to Donian; the other lay empty at the moment. Its occupant stood swinging two swords skillfully, complete attention riveted on the figure in the neighboring bedroll.
“Come, you yellow-bellied mongrel,” came the cry. “Defend yourself.”
Donian’s soft snore told the sword wielder that the knave had paid no mind to her insult.
Put out by such disrespect, the small figure reached for the skin Donian used for his cover and pulled hard on it. In the same move, the small figure also kicked the warrior’s sword toward him, and the metal pommel hit Donian on his head.
“Now you’re going to get it.” In one quick twist Donian stood and faced his attacker, though the sudden movement caused him to totter on his feet.
The small warrior crossed the two swords and caught Donian’s swinging blade there. For a brief moment they stared. In a flash, the small warrior pushed the older warrior off balance with a foot, and he tottered backward. Only his shadow followed him to the floor.
Trouble in the Elf City
The Elfen Series Book 2
Silent Warrior Trilogy Book 2
In the serene and beautiful city of the elfs, life has changed but little since Menarm was destroyed and the war ended. Three springs have passed and Adren, the last princess of Menarm, has settled into her new life. Her champion, the Silent Warrior, has not been seen since the battle at Wilapond.
Suddenly the peaceful life in her new kingdom is challenged by enemies the elfs are unable to fight. Disaster seems imminent for their whole race. Will Adren have to witness the destruction of this kingdom and once again find herself alone in the world? Or can the Silent Warrior come to her rescue and save them all?
Once again Anna's inspiration from the myths and legends of Europe and from writers such as J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien has woven a new and completely original tale full of suspense, adventure, and medieval-style warfare in "Trouble in the Elf City", Book Two of The Silent Warrior Trilogy. This tale of high adventure between elfs and men will take you to a fantasy world that will leave you asking for more. Join in the continuing saga of Adren and the elfkind, in book two of The Silent Warrior Trilogy.
Elfs In a Conquered Realm The Elfen Series Book 3 Silent Warrior Trilogy Book 3
On their visit to the vanquished Kingdom of Menarm the elfs face many uncertainties. However, they are strong in numbers and sure of their purpose. Zyrthal, the young elf strategist, is given the task of finding the kingdom's hidden treasures; but instead the elfs encounter ruthless highwaymen.
Meanwhile, the two half-elf princes play among the ruins of Menarm to their hearts' content while their parents attend to their work cleaning and repairing the houses around the castle, in an effort to revive the city. It is a hard job and they could run short on time.
In the midst of all this commotion the boys disappear from the dead kingdom. Brigands want riches and they will let the boys go if the city of Menarm gives up its treasures to them. They allow only one person to go to verify that the boys are alive and the elfs confide in the most harmless figure among them: The Menarm Princess. The outlaws have no clue as to the hidden shadow that will accompany her, the Silent Warrior.
Yet Adren's warrior has been battling demons of his own and finds himself in great doubts concerning his performance as the champion of the last Princess of Menarm. These shadows in his heart double with the disappearance of the two half-elf princes and he harbors misgivings that he won't succeed in rescuing the young boys and thwarting the mercenaries. The Silent Warrior fears that he has fallen from Adren's graces forever.
Elfs in a Conquered Realm is the outstanding finale to The Silent Warrior Trilogy. Anna has answered all the open questions in the continuing saga of this beautiful race. A masterpiece of storytelling, The Silent Warrior Trilogy will leave you with a sense of peace, love, and great accomplishment and take you on a journey you will not soon forget.
The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain The Elfen Series Book 4
Liberty … or Monarchy? Should the wisest of races choose such a path, 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 twenty?
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?
The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain is the long awaited prequel, and final installment in 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.
When an immortal race ceases to be immortal, woe to the land.
Ancient legend tells of elfs crossing paths with the dying wizard, Zoltan. The Old Sorcerer’s nefarious deeds had caused the wizarding school to chastise him severely. On his deathbed, Zoltan asked the elfs for help. Losing patience in his delirium, he cursed them.
Now, the immortal elfin race is slowly, but surely dying. Their only hope lies in a servant of kings who must learn to love the elfs before he will attempt to save them. But no one, elf or mankind, has ever heard of this man. Can the healer be found before their race is gone forever?
Inspired by Tolkien’s masterpiece, Anna del C. has created a brilliant medieval tale. Curse of the Elfs is full of high adventure, romance and battles that will leave you awed from beginning to end.
---- I would like to take another moment to comment on Dye’s writing skills. Few can surpass her. With each book she sets the bar higher. I am amazed that she finds another way to improve what I consider perfection. —Readers Favorite
The deep relationship between Amaria, the princess of Abalon and Marken, the chancellor’s son, comes to a halting stop after their kingdom is almost annihilated. However, death isn’t the only thing this battle brings. Elfs come to their rescue and, as a souvenir, take the princess home with them.
Blinded by fury, the overprotecting queen orders the extermination of the mighty elfs. Her captains know they can never win, so they are pleased when Amaria intervenes so desperately that she loses her mother. The unprepared princess is left to care for a kingdom that will demand her true love.
A Royal Elf of Abalon is the stand-alone continuation of Anna’s Elf series. Once again she has crafted an exciting new tale full of jealousy, betrayals, and death. A Royal Elf of Abalon is a masterpiece created in the genre of Tolkien that you’ll love to the end.
Shahira & the Flying Elfs
The Elfen Series Book 7
Friendship should be forever…
Once upon a time the elfs’ lives were quiet and peaceful. Then mankind and their enemies happened. The giant eagles have been the Elfs’ friends for millennia—but has something turned the majestic birds against them now?
They say that in perilous times you discover who your true friends are. When a mad wizard wreaks havoc, can the elfs alone obtain victory against him? Save the eagle race? And the mankind caravan?
See what awaits you in “Shahira & the Flying Elfs” the new epic fantasy novel by Anna del C. Dye. Written in the genre of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works and the Shanara series, this story is full of action, romance, and secrets. It will keep you turning the pages.
“How’re you doing, Shahira,” he screeched softly, when Huntan saw her eyes flutter open. In silence, she pushed her torso from the ground with head hung low. She stayed like that for a long moment and then stood up shakily to walk toward the lake.
At the edge of the lake, she took one look at herself again and unloosed a pitiful howl before tearing at and discarding feathers as if they were poisonous beasts that would turn and bite her. Her eyes remained locked on the water’s surface that indifferently revealed the true Shahira.
She tore the clumps of feathers from her chest and hips, and hurled them away. She paused for a moment when her hands reached halfway to her head. Huntan waited, out of her way, but close enough to protect her if the need arose—even from herself.
Her trembling hands finally reached her face. She tore free the feathers in one swipe and then plunged into the deep, cold water of the lake.
After an agonizing moment, Huntan decided to go in after her. Just then, six eagles landed near his side so he drew his wings back, still in mid-flap.
“Where is she?” asked the older one, obscuring his view of the lake and Shahira. “Right there,” Huntan shrieked defiantly, and their eyes followed his to the edge of the calm lake and the pile of feathers.
“Good. Jarlyn took care of her.”
Anna, is an award-winning author. She was born in Chile and came to Utah to marry her husband; of 44 years. They are the parents of three princes and a princess.
She writes clean High fantasy, Young adult, paranormal, romance and kid's picture books. She has published 7 fantasy books on her Elfen series and received two awards for them. Her love story was published in the anthology entitled Angels Round About by July C. Olsen and published by Covenant. Another of her articles was included in the book Mother's Message in a Bottle, edited by Tyler Hayden and published by Ninbus Publishing. She also wrote her award winning Middle Grade Fairy tale, Emerin's Nightmare.
Anna's A Royal Romance series started with "Once Upon Two Kingdoms." Her latest book, number 8 in that series, is Enchanted Kingdom, published Feb 2022. She has received two awards for this series.
She has written three Christmas books in her "The Other Santa" series all taking place during the depression era, with more to come.
She also writes colorful bilingual books as A. C. Dye for children and toddlers.
Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself?
I am twin
I adopted a child
I speak Spanish
How long have you been a writer or known that was something you wanted to do?
I started writing more than twenty years ago and have published some thirty books in different genres. Mostly Young Adult.
Tell me about your current project?
I am in the middle of A Distressed Princess which is book 10 in my Royal Romance Series. It will be published in two years.
Where do you receive your inspiration or ideas for your books?
Life, movies, and imagination. The play Aida inspired my published book, Kingdom by the Sea. Lord of the Rings inspired my elf’s books including the giant eagles in Shahira & the Flying elfs. Emerine’s nightmare, my Middle Grade electronic book, was inspired by a challenge in an online author’s group. One time I got the idea to write a Roman romance during zumba. I have done the research but I haven't written the book yet. I have about three paragraphs to remind me what it's all about, but is all.
Why did you choose to self-publish? Or go with the publisher you are with?
First I was so busy writing that it was my husband who decided that we should publish my books. I loved the idea, so he did the research and then we talked about it and chose a publishing company that would give me the freedom I wanted.
Another reason is because English is my second language and I felt quite threatened by the many awesome authors out there that speak the language quite well. I didn’t feel I could win against them so self publishing became my style. However, I have quite a few articles in magazines and Anthologies, which makes me a hybrid author.
One more reason is that I had no idea what I was doing when we published my first book. It was because of publishing The Elf and the Princess that I learned the rules for a good writer. It was the best decision we ever made. It was then that I found writer’s groups and learned many things to make that one and all the book after it better. I am still learning and making every new book better than the last one. Can I compare to Tolkien? I doubt it…just give me a hundred years and I will be there.
How often do you write?
Every day…except my books. Sometimes I don’t get to them. Promoting takes a long time and a lot of writing and is the thing I don't like about being an author.
What are some of your favorite books?
Lord of the Rings by far, Narnia, Harry Potter, Nancy Drew, and Hardy boys and quite a few cozy murder mysteries.
What do you hate to read?
Labels and instruction manuals. I do very badly with Psychology and tax manuals. Anything else is a go for me.
If you could co-write a book with another author, who would it be?
All my stories come complete to me and I would have a hard time letting someone else into my world. I actually cooperated in a chain story by many authors and it was awesome. I never saw the finished product but it was inspiring to be part of it. However that is quite different than cooperating with another author in a whole book.
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