Ira Styrkur
Author & Producer

BookLife Prize - 2024

  1. Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
  2. Originality: 8 out of 10
  3. Prose: 9 out of 10
  4. Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
  5. Overall: 8.75 out of 10


  • Plot/Idea: Shady Rulers is a brilliantly realized story of magic, adventure, and discovery that benefits from a perfectly imagined storyline. Its dramatic action scenes and brisk plot combine to provide readers with a bold and multifaceted tale that does not disappoint.
  • Prose: Styrkur's text is daring and enjoyable, carving a thoughtfully developed fantasy landscape with strong characters to boot. The book's often poetic, lyrical, and stirring language is immersive, engaging, and sure to appeal to young lovers of fantasy fiction.
  • Originality: Shady Rulers is an accessible, memorable, and confidently written fantasy novel for young adults. The text is nicely bolstered by maps, illustrations, and a charming character index, which all help enhance Styrkur's burgeoning fantasy landscape.
  • Character/Execution: The characters in Styrkur's novel are all well crafted, particularly Terrack, an exiled elf desperate for revenge against his father, King Jarsophos. Shady Rulers launches a tantalizing series of fantasy adventure stories for young readers.
  • Blurb: A captivating fantasy adventure thriller.

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 In a world split by a storm, two vastly different civilizations have emerged. Shady Rulers follows characters navigating political turmoil, revenge plots, and post-apocalyptic struggles across both sides. This first volume in a series introduces a large cast, sets the stage for future conflicts, and promises a thrilling journey filled with humor, twists, and diverse perspectives.



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Dark Elves Witness Retribution: A Hilariously Gruesome Fantastical Adventure with deep undertones and hidden meanings! (Inc. Illustrations)

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