Alexis Steinhauer is an avid reader and has been writing short stories since first grade. Her Dragonfate series began with Dragon's Gold, written in 2009 at the age of sixteen. Her favorite authors are J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Paolini. She is probably a little too familiar with super heroes and dragon fantasy for her own good, and she hates math. She was homeschooled, and can often be found with a cat and a book on her lap, listening to heavy metal music.
Alexis also enjoys drawing and painting dragons and other mythical creatures, including the cover art for Dragon's Flight. She conceptualized the art for Dragon's Gold and Dragon's Oath.
Alexis is the author of Dragonfate: Dragon's Gold, Dragonfate: Dragon's Flight and Dragonfate: Dragon's Oath. She is also the author of a new series called The Felling. The Bone Harp is Book 1. She is currently working on the fourth book of the Dragonfate Series.
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The Bone Harp
Six years ago, the Vaichaisin conquered Raven Almonyhr's homeland. Six years ago, he and his people surrendered and were forced into slavery. Six years ago, the dragons disappeared, and no one knows why . . .
Dragonfate: Dragon's Oath
Book 3 of the Dragonfate series. Days are speeding by, and time is growing short for the inhabitants of the land called Altruaeda. Chaotic magics are tearing the world apart, monsters are emerging from their dark dwellings, and the threat to the few remaining dragons grows with every passing hour. Half-Ruby Dragon Kyaza has been charged with the task of restoring the land to safety....
Dragonfate: Dragon's Flight
Book 2 of the Dragonfate series. For one year, the land of Alturia has been calm. War's Peace is broken, the few remaining dragons remain in isolation, and the people are rebuilding from the devastation of the Dragon War. Even Hallen has begun to reconcile himself to the magic binding him to half-Ruby dragon Kyaza—a process aided by Kyaza's long absence...
Dragonfate: Dragon's Gold
Book 1 of the Dragonfate series. Debts and balance are everything to dragons. In a world where a misstep can make a dragon a slave to the nearest opportunist, where Ruby Dragons are feared and hated as the worst of the evil, half-Ruby Kyaza has lived a life built on distrust and violence. When the ancient magic of Dragonfate enslaves him yet again, he is thrust against his will among humans...
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Smashwords book reviews by Alexis Steinhauer
- From Man to Man
on Oct. 24, 2012
I was given a free copy of this book by the author in return for an honest review.
So, beginning with all honesty? I absolutely loved it.
The prose is smooth and fluid, very clean despite a large number of short sentences, which usually bothers me but didn't at all here. I found Draven's thoughts to be very well placed and very well worded--he's cynical and doubtful, but very intelligent and not without humor. He's pretty much perfect to me, and he carries this short story on his own with barely twenty words spoken aloud. I call that an amazing accomplishment.
Draven and Shrike are both incredible, despite the tiny amount of time they have to themselves--usually it takes me a long time to really warm up to a character, but not these two. I love them both already.
The battle scene at the end is perfectly done, bloody and brief and realistic. It doesn't drag in any way, and it doesn't cut off so quickly that I'm left dizzy from it. It does nothing but bring the little book to a perfect, tense climax that would have been ruined had it been pulled any other way.
There were a few VERY minor things that bothered me--the lack of names was one. There aren't many characters in this book, but most of them are addressed by title or status and not given names at all. Also, a couple of words were used more than once right next to each other--"meagre" springs to mind--which was slightly jarring. But other than that, this little book was just fantastic.
I highly recommend it to all fans of short, sweet fantasy without too many characters or politics muddling everything up--and, well, I recommend it to pretty much everybody else, too. I'll definitely be looking forward to D.E.M. Emrys' next piece of writing.