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About Ryan Elainska
Ryan Elainska writes the Her True Name series of short stories and novels, along with other fantasy fiction. In his spare time, he reads fantasy and faerie tales and watches silly big-budget SFF films and quirky indie dramedies, but he's also trying to kick a nasty habit for reading political and social news. He lives in Northern Indiana with his wife Sally.
Titles By Ryan Elainska
What if many of the heroes of myth and folklore were all one immortal woman, who has been alive for millennia? These are a few fragments of this Unnamed Heroine's history—eight short stories, scattered throughout the centuries.
And there she was: the spirit of the trees, summoning me to recover what she’d lost—and what I’d lost? She wasn’t quite so clear about that part. But just her touch sent me plummeting down into a world I’d never dared to really believe in: the world of the dryads, a world under siege by a dark, foreign power that cares nothing for the trees. And was I supposed to drive it out, to take back what it had stolen? All I really wanted was just to get Molly through these last fews days with dignity, without pain—or that’s what I told myself. What she wanted—I just couldn’t figure out how to give her that.