Curse of the Elfs

Young Adult - Paranormal
342 Pages
Reviewed on 09/05/2010
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Author Biography

Anna was born in the extreme South along some famous beaches. She is the third child and twins with her sister Elena. She grew up with four other siblings being placed in the middle. The green eyed, brown haired author found a mother in her husband’s mother and loves her dearly. She accredits her mother-in-law with teaching her many things in life.

The author loves reading, but had few opportunities to do so while growing up. Once married she was introduced to the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books that she admits to having collected, which collections she still retains. They were what wet her appetite. A few years ago she was introduced to Tolkien’s Lord of the Ring’s and to J. K. Rowling’s writings, which she loves.

Some of Anna’s writing recognitions: She received the Editor’s Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry and had her article entitled A New American Mother published by Desert Saints Magazine. Her short story entitled Amerine—Fairy Princess won an award and was published by Kalkion Magazine. She has won second and first places with two of her yet to be release romance series. Her third book in the Silent Warrior Trilogy, Elfs in a Conquered Realm won bronze medal at the League of Utah Writers.
Five other articles about family and relationship have been published frequently in the MOMS CLUB® of Salt Lake Valley-West. Also her love story has been publishe by covenant in an anthology called Angels Round About.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boiling for Readers' Favorite

I have read, reviewed, and enjoyed all of Anna del C. Dye’s books. In my opinion, this one far surpasses the rest. Normally, when I review a book, I give a summary. It is difficult to summarize "Curse of The Elfs" without giving too much away.

"Curse of the Elfs" is a love story. The tale begins with the love of Lathenyl, an elf, and Katelynn, a human. Their love story is beautiful. The plot moves forward twenty years; there is a curse upon the Elfs, many are dying. An old wizard told them to search for one who served royalty, one that could reject them and could only heal them if he loved them.

Yasmeen and her father traveled the realm, searching for the one that could heal the elfs. Along their journey, they meet Lath. Sometime later, Lath and Yasmeen are reunited. Could Lath be the one? Could their love survive mistrust and cultural differences? What will lie ahead for Lath? Will he find happiness?

"Curse of the Elfs" is an exquisite blend of romance and action. The book reads a bit like a fairy tale (I love fairy tales) with a happy ending. Lath is the Cinderella in this story. Dye is a master at characterization. This book is suitable for all ages. The story is not filled with sensuality or with vulgarity. Dye’s stories do not need that sort of thing. The plot is strong, the characters are lovable and the settings are superb. This book could have almost been two books. We move from the romance of Lathenyl and Katelynn to the romance of Yasmeen and Lath. I hope Dye writes a sequel.

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 always amazed that she finds another way to improve, what I consider, perfection. She uses visually rich language. The action scenes come alive on the pages without being revolting. Dye gives just the right amount of detail without over-doing it. Excellent job!

Anan del C. Dye

awesome. !!!