As part of Self-Published Fantasy Month 2021, we at the Uncharted Library are hosting a series of spotlights to showcase the incredible talent of self-published fantasy authors! We’re celebrating our weekend with this epic fantasy sci-fi crossover with elves and orcs in space, A Few Good Elves by Diane Morrison!
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Toy Soldier: A derogatory slang term for an elven marine.
Battles great and terrible, small and bitter, raged across Known Space as the wars of Elves and Orcs played out their legacy of hatred across the stars themselves. Epics would be written, songs would be sung; but wars are fought by real people with loves and families and homes.
All Shaundar Sunfall ever wanted to be was a Star-Pilot. Raised on his father’s ship, he has found an affinity for the stars — although as a mixed-race elf and a bit of troublemaker, he often runs afoul of his commanding officers.
Now the orcs have returned to once again wage war on their ancient enemies. The fate of his people is at stake. Although he is too young, Shaundar lies about his age to join up. But he is about to learn that no matter what the sagas say, war is no great adventure.
A bit like what would happen if Horatio Hornblower met the Honorverse, met Lord of the Rings, met Game of Thrones, A Few Good Elves is part naval adventure, part high fantasy, part space opera, and part war novel.
CW: graphic violence, sexual violence, torture, war, genocide
A Few Good Elves was published on 7th September 2021 at 586 pages.
About the Author
Diane Morrison is a short and long-form fiction hybrid author and editor. She likes pickles and bluegrass, and hates talking about herself. An avid National Novel Writing Month participant and gaming geek, she is proudly Canadian and proudly LGBTQ. She manages the official SFWA YouTube channel, where she gets to interview some of her favourite authors and other interesting people in the SFF field. She’s an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future competition and a student and teacher at the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers. Under her pen name “Sable Aradia” she is a successful Pagan author, a musician, and a professional blogger. She lives with her partners and a three-legged rescue cat in Vernon, BC, where she was born and raised.