Lana Axe


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
Price: Free! Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
An elf of the Wildlands recounts his adventures in this fantasy short story.
Warm October
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
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
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Ilthan has been wronged, and he intends to take back what is his. (Short Story)

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adventure    archery    elves    epic fantasy    fantasy    fantasy about a wizard    halloween    horror    hot dog    humorous    lettuce    magic    october    pumpkin    sorcery    thief   

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.
  • Dragonfire 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.
  • Memoirs of a Girl Who Loves God on March 14, 2016

    Young Krystal is only fourteen and dealing with some pretty typical teenage issues. I'm sure we can all remember how hard it was to be a teen, and young adult readers will find a character they can relate to. She is deeply emotional, and the writing to develop her character is top-notch. Every aspect of Krystal is believable, even that she resorts to self harm. This is a widely misunderstood topic, and I had wondered myself at the mindset of a person who could perform such acts. Now I have a better understanding. I would highly recommend this story to a parent whose child has begun exhibiting this behavior. The religious aspects of the story are woven throughout, but certainly aren't mean to convert anyway to a particular faith. Rather, they illustrate the powers of faith and its profound effect on Krystal's life. It serves to otherwise lighten the load of a teen who has a lot on her plate. Well done. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
  • The Red Claw on April 24, 2016

    Xander is a special agent working for an organization known as Catomondo. As a Purrtector, he is called to action whenever the need arises, and his exploits are legendary. Inhibited only by the restraints of his humans and their boat, he is only able to travel where they go. That makes his job more difficult when he's summoned to investigate a catnapping in Jamaica. He has to put all his feline skills to the test to reach his destination and get to the bottom of Esmeralda's disappearance. I loved the addition of cat lingo in the story (purrtectors, whispurring, purrsonal, etc). The author has done a fantastic job of portraying the feline mindset as well as describing his feline quirks and movements. His disdain for dogs brought amusement to the story, and his sidekick Sharkey was a great addition. Both characters have led interesting lives, and they are presented in a well-rounded fashion. It was loads of fun to read the emails between the cats. If you've ever wondered what cats might message to each other, this is certainly the book for you! My favorite scene had to be the "fish cleaning". It had me grinning ear to ear. An excellent story, and highly recommended for anyone who would like to experience the world through the eyes of a cat.
  • Red and the Wolf on May 14, 2016

    I always enjoy dark fairytales, and this one was no exception. Even though it's short, I felt like I got plenty of story within these pages. I got to know the characters well enough to know who I liked, and I really enjoyed the grandmother despite her gruff exterior. The ending was fantastic, but I won't be spoiling it. This isn't the Disney version of Red Riding Hood. Though quite different from the story we all know, it delivers in a way that is reminiscent of the originals as penned by Grimm and Perault. The story moves quickly to its exciting conclusion, and is easily finished in one sitting. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.