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Alma Alexander

Autor(a) de The Secrets of Jin-shei

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About the Author

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(eng) Alma Alexander is the pen name of Alma A. Hromic-Deckert. She first wrote and was published under her own name of Alma Hromic, but changed to Alma Alexander in the early years of the 21st century.

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Séries

Obras por Alma Alexander

The Secrets of Jin-shei (2004) 462 exemplares
The Hidden Queen (2001) 224 exemplares
Gift of the Unmage (2007) 173 exemplares
Changer of Days (2002) 159 exemplares
Spellspam (2008) 105 exemplares
The Embers of Heaven (2006) 77 exemplares
Cybermage (2009) 63 exemplares
AbductiCon (2015) 47 exemplares
Empress (2016) 39 exemplares
Wings of Fire (2017) 22 exemplares
Random (2014) 17 exemplares
Fractured Fairy Tales (2021) 16 exemplares
Letters from the Fire (1999) 12 exemplares
River (2011) — Editor — 11 exemplares
The Second Star (2020) 11 exemplares
The Were Chronicles (2020) 7 exemplares
Val Hall: The Even Years (2019) 7 exemplares
Children of a Different Sky (2017) — Editor; Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Shifter (2016) 6 exemplares
Wolf (2015) 6 exemplares
Houses in Africa (1995) 3 exemplares
Hourglass 2 exemplares
Weight of Worlds (Collections) (2017) 2 exemplares
The Painting 1 exemplar
Go Through 1 exemplar
Haunted (2011) 1 exemplar
Val Hall: The Odd Years (2020) 1 exemplar
Val Hall: Century (2021) 1 exemplar
One of Us 1 exemplar
The Homemaker 1 exemplar
End of the World 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Beyond Grimm: Tales Newly Twisted (2012) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Human Tales (2011) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Scheherazade's Facade (2012) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Dark Faith: Invocations (2012) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
In An Iron Cage: The Magic of Steampunk (2011) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Murmurs in the Dark: Thirteen Ghostly Tales from Book View Cafe (2021) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Usual Path to Publication: 27 Stories About 27 Ways In (2016) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Modern Deity's Guide to Surviving Humanity (2021) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Diamonds In The Sky (2009) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Close Encounters of the Urban Kind (2010) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Harnessing Fire: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Hephaestus (2013) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Faerie Magazine, #39 Summer 2017: A Midsummer Faerie Court (2017) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Book View Café 2020 Holiday Collection (2020) — Compositor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Deckert, Alma A. Hromic
Outros nomes
Hromic, Alma
Data de nascimento
1963-07-05
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Novi Sad, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Locais de residência
Bellingham, Washington, USA
Zambia
Swaziland
South Africa
Ocupações
fantasy writer
Relações
Deckert, R. A. (husband)
Organizações
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Broad Universe
Agente
Jill Grinberg (Jill Grinberg Literary Management)

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Alma Alexander was born on the banks of an ancient river in Yugoslavia, a country which no longer exists. One of her novels, “The Secrets of Jin-shei,” has been published in more than 20 countries and 14 languages. The heroine of her popular Young Adult Worldweavers series is as American as Harry Potter is British.

She is married to a man who wooed her over the Internet and lured her to America.

She likes books, embroidery, music ranging from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" to Dvorak's New World Symphony and "La Traviata", animals, coffee, chocolate, snow, velvet -- and, in people, loyalty, kindness and intelligence (and an off-the-wall sense of humor helps).

She is a punaholic, a chronic worrier, sometimes honest to the point of being tactless. She is sentimental and has an incredible memory for detailed trivia like dates and old song lyric.

She was born on the fifth day of July, six years before man walked on the moon, which makes her a cancer according to the Western horoscope and a water rabbit according to the Chinese one.

Alma was a teenage novelist -- 30 years ago. Now she is exposing her first efforts online. When she was 14,
wrote a 200,000 word novel in longhand, in pencil, three years after learning English.

Alma is posting that early novel in a blog online, one chapter at a time, and it is being rewritten with the commentary and suggestions of a panel of teen advisers. "We will continue doing this, chapter by chapter, until the novel is done," she says.

The book project blog is at: http://heritageofclan.wordpress.com/
Nota de desambiguação
Alma Alexander is the pen name of Alma A. Hromic-Deckert. She first wrote and was published under her own name of Alma Hromic, but changed to Alma Alexander in the early years of the 21st century.

Membros

Críticas

I'm halfway through this book, but really enjoying it. I also have Volume 2 and I hope it is only a duology rather than a trilogy or even more. (Been caught with that several times....)

It has a very common and standard plotline for a fantasy novel. ie Throne usurped from young rightful King/Queen who goes into exile and develops their "powers" until the time is right to reclaim their throne.
Probably 2nd most common plot behind dwarf/elf/wizard/warrior/etc go on a quest to retrieve magical item and save the world as we know it.

I'm just finding it really well written, flowing well and easy to read. The usurper has not had a lot of front and centre "screen-time" as of yet, but to me feels more like a MacBeth type who sees his chance and is almost obliged to take it, rather than being a super-evil villain. And like MacBeth, once on the path he will be forced to commit increasingly atrocious acts to protect his position as King. This guy is basically Russell Crowe from the movie Gladiator, if he had actually taken the throne instead of the Emperor's son. Not the rightful heir, but arguably a better choice.

Likewise, another "villain" is a spoilt and stubborn bully. He takes no responsibility for his own actions and gets obsessed with vengeance once he is injured through a conflict that he initiates. Not an attractive character, but hardly super-evil.

So, although a common storyline, I'm finding the characters interesting and hopefully I keep enjoying it and it doesn't get too predictable.
… (mais)
 
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stubooks | 7 outras críticas | Apr 4, 2024 |
Such an interesting idea absolutely squandered to the point that it made me angry. This is not about six astronauts. This is about on very obnoxious know it all who goes on long rants to the point where you lose interest. I gave up at chapter 9 with 6 hours left in the story. At that point I hated the main character and could not tell any of the astronauts apart because so little focus was on them. I will actively avoid this author in the future.
 
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larocco | Sep 6, 2023 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
Like with all collection of stories, I liked some and didn't care for others. Towards the end I started enjoying some of the stories more. There were a few really good ones, but the ones at the beginning I didn't like, and they made me not want to continue with the book. Once I got over them, I really breezed through the rest of them. They do a great job of feeling like fairytales. There was something classic about the way they were written.
 
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AshRaye | 6 outras críticas | Jul 16, 2023 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
Thoroughly entertaining read! It goes from easily identifiable re- telling of stories (I kind of liked these new versions of "Disney Princesses" and familiar but not as easily identifiable ones. I was thrilled by the combo Frankenstein/Dorian Gray mash up. And the "twice promised" story was excellent.

I'd even like to read more about Aris.

If you like your fairy tales easy, hard, and ranging from scary to sci fi to fun..this is your book.
 
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literatefool | 6 outras críticas | Oct 15, 2022 |

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Obras
36
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Membros
1,504
Popularidade
#17,083
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
133
ISBN
104
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
3

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