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A Few Good Elves

A Novel by Diane Morrison

Edited by Sarah Buhrman
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Trade paperback release date: October 1, 2021

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  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.   Part naval adventure, part high fantasy, part space opera, and part war novel, A Few Good Elves is like nothing you've ever read before -- and won't soon forget.  
Content Warning: graphic violence, sexual violence, torture, war, genocide

A Few Good Elves, book one of the Toy Soldier Saga, is a gunpowder fantasy/military space opera novel, which I serialized exclusively for my Patrons as I finished editing each chapter, at a rate of about one chapter per week. You can check out the Flash-Forward and the first chapter by clicking on the link on the sidebar!   Now it's available in print! The ebook was released Sept. 7, 2021, and the trade paperback was release Oct. 1, 2021. Hardcover release was early 2022. Audiobooks are also forthcoming: release date TBA.  
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Praise for A Few Good Elves:

A Few Good Elves is one of the best SFF military stories I've ever read. The world is both logical and imaginative, with a heavy dose of just plain great characters and an adventure to match. There is no lack of humor, darkness, struggle and success in this tale which combines the high fantasy of Lord of the Rings with the naval drama of Master & Commander. The main character has struggles that build an elven culture which results in an epic world - just the right size for a war story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This book is a great read. No matter what genre you favor, there is something for you to love.
— Sarah Buhrman, author of the Runespells series
Elves & orcs in space, so cool! I really enjoyed this. It’s a completely different space faring experience. Very beautiful descriptions. Real characters with lots of depth. Great job! I can’t wait for the next one.
— Sara L. Skroh
Every time I pick up my Kindle I want to open A Few Good Elves and get back to reading.
— Sandra Filkes
For more information on the series and anticipated publications, see Discovering the Toy Soldier Saga and Toy Soldier Saga Series.
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A Few Good Elves

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Release Date
Ebook: Sept. 7, 2021
Paperback: Oct. 1, 2021
Hardcover: early 2022
Aradia Publishing
154,480 words
Total Chapters
44, plus Flash-Forward & Epilogue
Number in the Series
Book 1
Science fantasy, science fiction, space opera, military SFF, epic fantasy, dark fantasy
Ebook 978-1-9995757-5-5
Paperback 978-1-9995757-3-1
Hardcover 978-1-9995757-4-8

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Toy Soldier Saga is not only an intense space opera book series. It has extensive worldbuilding where you can learn about the characters, species, technologies, and more, And it has an RPG Pathfinder based game in development.
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    Cover image: A Few Good Elves - Paperback and Ebook by Cayotica


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    7 Jun, 2021 12:12

    I'm so excited for your kickstarter! I haven't had time to read the book yet on WA, but reading it on my kindle or as a proper book sounds amazing! <3

    Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
    7 Jun, 2021 12:39

    I missed the cover-art reveal, but now I get to see it! Really nice! Good luck on the Kickstarter!!

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    1 Jan, 2023 23:35

    Congratulations on your release! I love the ideas you share! The mix of fantasy, war, and space opera is quite unique, so I appreciate that you experimented with different genres! Also, I wanted to thank you for liking my article, "The Heavenly Science". It's good to see that a published author thought well of it!

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