The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain

The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain

by Anna del C. Dye


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ISBN-13: 9781495446771
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/19/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Anna del C. Dye was born in Valparaiso, Chile amongst some of the world's most famous beaches. She grew up in the middle, after her twin, Elena. Her mother died when she was six, but Anna was lucky enough to find a new mother in her husband's mother whom she loves dearly. Anna accredits her mother-in-law with teaching her many things in life. After meeting Rodney, a native of Idaho, in her hometown, Anna traveled to Utah on Christmas Eve and married him two weeks later. An article about their love story, Why Me? was published in 2010 by Covenant in the book Angels Round About. Anna and Rodney reside in Taylorsville, Utah and are the parents of three princes and a princess.

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

Anna is an accomplished, multi-award winning author. She received the Editor's Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry, second place for the first page of A Kingdom by the Sea, Bronze medal for Elfs in a Conquered Realm, Shahira & the flying Elfs received Honorable Mention. Her short story entitled Amerine-Fairy Princess won an award in the Oquirrh Writers' contest and was published by Kalkion Magazine. Her article, A New American Mother, was published by Desert Saints Magazine. Other articles about family and relationships have been published frequently in the MOMS CLUB® of Salt Lake Valley-West.

She is the author of The Silent Warrior Trilogy, Curse of the Elfs, A Royal Elf of Abalon, Shahira & the Flying Elfs and now The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain. Anna has also published an electronic book for sixth-graders named Emerine's Nightmare.

Anna holds a yearly Book Drive in her community and has given more than 800 books to several different Elementary Schools and another 300 to different Senior Centers in Utah.

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The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book by Anna del C. Dye that I have read, and now I am her newest fan. This is one of those books that you can't put down once you start. There is plenty of action, and Anna makes the characters come alive. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy. I am looking forward to reading her other books. Enjoy.
monson12 More than 1 year ago
The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain By Anna del C. Dye This refreshing YA High Fantasy is full of action, twists, and turns. It is a tale involving love, mystery, selflessness, integration, and governmental choice. These issues are woven into a happily-ever-after story that readers will enjoy. The author has used language in an effective way to present the characters' dialect that does not detract from the story. The queen of Andoriah as lost the Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain—absconded by a power-hungry wizard. A drought invades the land and death to the entire kingdom is imminent. The missing elf queen is dead. Where is her daughter? Who is the mysterious stranger with the mask? Who will save the kingdom from death and destruction? Love, laugh, and worry with the characters in this book. Come to know and love them as the author portrays their fight against evil power. Enjoy!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain by Anna del C. Dye is another tale of the Elf kingdom with a very satisfying conclusion. I have to be careful of spoilers, because I’d really like to tell you all about this story, but too much information will give away too much of the fun. If you've read other books in this series (Shahira and the Flying Elfs, Royal Elfs of Abalon, Elfs of the Conquered Realm), you will once again meet some old friends from those tales. The world of Andoriah, shared by Elfs, Gnomes, Wizards, and others, is suffering mercilessly from two years of hot, dry weather, caused by the evil wizard, Bogeum. He has stolen the Roilden Stones, which hold the magic responsible for maintaining balance in the land. Only by recapturing and returning those Roilden Stones can the Elfs and Gnomes hope for rain and cool nights to return to the land. But Bogeum is not about to just roll over and let the stones out of his hands. He creates, with his magic, an army of men made of solid rock to foil the plans to restore those stones to their rightful place. However, Lanteon, a good wizard, has placed a spell on the weapons of the Elfs and Gnomes so that their swords and knives would destroy each rock monster they encountered, turning them to dust. But who is the Mysterious Warrior following our heroes? The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain is not dependent upon previous books, and can be read as a standalone tale. I would suggest, however, that you consider reading at least the three books I’ve listed above for two reasons: 1) some of the same characters appear in this tale; and 2) they’re all good books! This story, like the others, is well written. Descriptions of the land let you smell the dry soil, feel the thorny bushes, and sweat from the overbearing heat. Dye makes it very easy to like the “good guys” and dislike the “bad guys” in this tale, but in a surprising move one of the “bad guys” decides to return to being a “good guy” before the story ends. The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain begins with a fierce battle against overwhelming odds, and ends with a series of weddings. In between lies an exciting tale.