Lana Axe lives in the Missouri countryside surrounded by dogs, cats, birds and reptiles. She spends most of her free time daydreaming about elves, magic, and far-away lands.
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Beyond the Wildlands
An elf of the Wildlands recounts his adventures in this fantasy short story.
It's October, but summer doesn't seem to be giving way to fall. This short story recounts the happenings of a less than ordinary October day.
Memoirs of a Sorcerer
Ilthan has been wronged, and he intends to take back what is his. (Short Story)
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Smashwords book reviews by Lana Axe
- Stone and the Flower Dragon
on Aug. 15, 2013
This is fantastic. In a few short pages, the author manages to evoke an emotional response. Not only does it warn against the destruction of the natural world, it also warns against the apathy of mankind.This is beautifully written and leaves the reader hungry for more.
- Peter: A Darkened Fairytale
on Aug. 16, 2013
Peter is an average boy until he arrives in a land of fantasy. He enters a magical world where adventure and many surprises await. This story reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, only with some darker elements. This land, however, is quite unique, and Peter's adventures kept me guessing throughout the story.
There are many unique and unexpected characters within these pages. My personal favorite was Hally, who had me laughing aloud as I read. In fact, for over half of this story, I was reading with a silly grin on my face and not caring who happened to see me. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this story and was sad but fulfilled when it came to an end.
This story is charming without being cute. There are many twists and turns that keep a reader intrigued and wanting to know more. Believe me, this is a hard book to put down! There are many fresh ideas presented within this tale, and it is a true pleasure to read. I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys reading at all.
- A Short Story from the N'Loron Universe #1
on Aug. 26, 2013
This is a very well written short story that grabs the reader's attention almost instantly. Athena has come to check on the Amazons, and she is not pleased by what she finds. Though this is a short story, it makes a big impact. Well done!
on May 17, 2014
Though this story is very short, it hooked me fast and held my attention. The main characters, Catlin and Florian are players of the game Dragonfire. It is not your average game, though. Players are immersed in this fantasy world which can have consequences in the real world as well.
Catlin's character spoke strongly to me. Not that I would go to the lengths she does, but I do understand that urge to retreat into a fantasy game world. To me, it's an escape and a fun pastime, to Catlin, it's an obsession. I've never quite been in her shoes, but I know people who have had trouble coping with real life after becoming too attached to MMO's. Her character came across as true to life.
The descriptions and writing in this story are top notch. I felt fully immersed in the story, and I got a good look at the characters despite the short length. I was completely surprised at the ending, as I was expecting something different. I won't spoil it, but I will say it is a nice, unexpected twist.
I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
- Leaving Traces: Between Time and the Stars
on April 02, 2015
This is an out-of-this-world sort of tale, with beautifully described people and places. It reads like a trip through Wonderland or the land of Oz, with some interesting characters thrown in. Leopold reminded me a lot of Absolem. :) The concept of traveling outside of one's body was new to me, as I've not seen it in any other scifi stories. It worked nicely, and the payment of the soul in exchange for goods was interesting as well. I could feel myself completely immersed in the story's locations, and it is certainly a place I'd love to revisit.