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Kristian Alva Books In Order

Publication Order of Dragon Stone Trilogy Books

Dragon Stones (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of the Dragon Riders (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vosper's Revenge (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chronicles of Tallin Trilogy Books

The Balborite Curse (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rise of the Blood Masters (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kathir's Redemption (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Shadow Grid Trilogy Books

The Shadow Grid Returns (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Books

Brinsop's Brood (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Kristian Alva is an American author best known for her fantasy novels. Kristian loves to write fantasy for young adults. Ever since she began writing professionally back in the early 2000s, the author has climbed the ranks to become an Amazon bestseller.

+Biography

It isn’t so surprising that Kristian found her way to the literary arena. The author grew up in a family filled with teachers and writers.

She has always wanted to write, and she has definitely had a thing for fantasy for as long as she could remember. Her desire, even as a child, was to create the sorts of worlds she kept reading about.

Kristian loved to lose herself in the elements of traditional fantasy. She could hold lengthy conversations about elves, dragons, and evil emperors if the need arose. Not only did she want to recreate the wonder that traditional fantasy generated in her, but she also knew that there was a market.

Kristian’s books are aimed towards Young Adults. And because she loved traditional fantasy as a young reader, it made sense to her that young people, even those tech-savvy teenagers of today, would gravitate towards the same material.

Her gamble, and it was definitely a gamble, seems to have paid off. The Dragon Stone books, which bear all the hallmarks of traditional fantasy, this including evil emperors and dragons, have found a place amongst young readers because they are entertaining yet easy reads.

Additionally, the Dragon Stone series also seems to appeal to adult readers who can enjoy it as light fantasy.

In that regard, Kristian Alva should probably be commended for writing fantasy novels that appeal to such different age groups. Most young adult novels, especially the kind that teenagers flock towards, are typically discarded by adults.

Yet, Kristian can attest to the significant number of older readers that have reached out to her over the years, revealing their interest in her books.

Even though Kristian Alva always nurtured a yearning for writing fantasy fiction, she did not take the most direct route to her destination, though she was definitely in the ballpark.

Kristian spent a considerable portion of her early years as a corporate staff writer. She had the opportunity to write a number of articles that were published in magazines, though some of her fans might know her best for the books she wrote on technical subjects.

Ghostwriting wasn’t the worst thing that Kristian could have been doing; however, that is not where her passion lay. Having grown up reading authors like Terry Pratchett, Kristian yearned for the opportunity to put her mark on the publishing arena.

Even though she began writing professionally in 2005, it wasn’t until 2011 that the first of her Dragon Stone books hit the shelves. Luckily for Kristian, by this point in time, her days as a ghostwriter had given her all the tools and knowledge she needed to self-publish.

In fact, it could be argued that the author has been treated better by the self-publishing industry that most other authors. Kristian Alva has the benefit of not only being a great writer but also boasting a curious interest in the processes of marketing and promotion.

Unlike many of her peers in the indie publishing field, Kristian actually looks forward to the prospect of marketing her books because it allows her to reach out to the fans and to have grand discussions about all things fantasy-related.

Kristian admits that navigating the social media waters is no picnic. Some of her male fans are a little too forward about their intentions. Luckily, the author has never had to deal with any actual stalkers. Most of her male fans know when to take a hint, especially when Kristian mentions that she has a husband and three children.

It is quite the herculean task that Kristian undertakes every time she writes a new book, self-publishes and promotes it. It isn’t easy managing a family as an indie author. But Kristian does her best.

The author is always very open with her fans. She encourages them to reach out to her, though she cannot promise that she will get back to every single one of them.

+Dragon Stones

Emperor Vosper spent what seemed like an age planning for the destruction of the dragons. And he nearly succeeded, decimating their ranks so thoroughly that they were brought to the edge of extinction.

Now only a few dragons and riders remain. Elias Dorgumir is one such rider. His journey begins when he finds a carved dragon stone. It isn’t long before the young man draws the attention of the empire, with Vosper’s soldiers forcing him to go on the run.

But Elias isn’t alone. He has friends, and with their help he just might make it to the dwarf caverns. There he should be safe, though not for long. After all, Elias holds the key to saving the dragons. He cannot afford to hide, at least not forever.

This book has been compared to Eragon, another series of novels about dragons and their riders. The book picks up with Vosper on the warpath, trying to wipe out the race of dragons by destroying dragon nests.

Then the story shifts to Elias and his grandmother, with Kristian dropping hints about the nature of Elias’ parentage and the ghosts that might be hiding in his grandmother’s past.

It isn’t long before Elias is forced to go on the run after finding a dragon stone. Along the way, he befriends a Dwarf and the pair faceoff against the Emperor’s necromancers and their soldiers.

+Return of the Dragon Riders

Emperor Vosper is determined to raze Parthos to the ground. The rebel city is the last sanctuary of the dragon riders and Vosper is poised to throw his armies at it.

The dragon riders can no longer afford to remain hidden in the desert, not when so much is at stake. They are forced to rise up to fight for their lives. The fate of the future rests on Elias’ shoulders. He is the key to an ancient prophecy. But the dragon riders must get to him before Vosper can claim him.

This book is pretty traditional in its exploration of the story of a young boy that must save an entire race from an evil emperor. Kristian’s ideas are reminiscent of the fantasy tales of the 1980s and 1990s.

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