Friends are irreplaceable: SFFS for March 23

It’s been awhile since I posted CLAN ELVES news over here, now that I have a site that covers all of Lyndi’s books. But with THE ELF GUARDIAN out, I think the elves site needs some love too! And what better way to show love that to post a snippet for Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday!

  Book Four of the Clan Elves of the Bitterroot series picks up several years after the other three, and involves a climate/earth shift crisis in the Montana mountains:

The strong Earth energies that support the Clan Elves of the Bitterroot have gone awry for unknown reasons, and the powerful forces at work have not gone unnoticed by the outside world.

When a paranormal investigator looking for a story to save her career is told a fantastic tale by the juvenile and disobedient elf prince Elliun, his young albino elf bodyguard Max must try to fix the mistake.

Can Max get  humans, mages, and elves working together in time to save the land before the energies spin out of control? Or is this the end of the elven world in the Bitterroot Mountains?

I’ve posted previous snippets from this book introducing readers to the paranormal investigator, Chiara diLuna, and I think people are still prepared to like her.

Today’s snippet, though, goes back to the close relationship between humans Lane and Crispy, who are friends of the elf queen, as they’re on their way to warn the clan about the investigator’s arrival. Both of them grew up in foster care, and they have some…issues. But this bit tends to define how they feel about each other:


“You can do anything—you have the protection of the elves and the magic laptop. You can even kill evil elf usurpers! And you’re just….” Crispy struggled for the right words. “You’ve always taken care of me, Lane. Even when I was at my most lost, you could always find me. Whatever life gives you, you always throw it back in its face. Nothing ever gets to you.” A small smile came to him. “I want to be you when I grow up.”


This pair are some of my favorite creations ever, and they’re in every book of the Clan Elves series. I confess Lane actually took over THE ELF MAGE. But how else can you deal with a Kevin-Smith-like computer geek with a passion for Creamy Cupcakes and a tolerance for all flavors of crazy?

Find out more about THE ELF GUARDIAN here or at my other blog, Lyndi Alexander and her Worlds of Fancy . It’s available at, Barnes and, Smashwords, Apple iTunes and more!

For more delicious snippets from authors around the world, stop back at Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday and enjoy!


  1. “how else can you deal with a Kevin-Smith-like computer geek with a passion for Creamy Cupcakes and a tolerance for all flavors of crazy?” – How else indeed :-). From the snippet, I like Lane already.

  2. I totally misread the title of the book. I thought it was Clean Elves. I was like, “That’s an interesting title.” LOL

    And nice snippet! Very sentimental. And I wonder what the story is for a name such as “Crispy.” lol

  3. Lyndi

    Ha! Clean Elves indeed. Well they do live with the land and care for its energy sources, so they’d be at least “green”. Thanks for coming by!

    Crispy’s story actually came out in THE ELF QUEEN… his experience in foster care growing up made him turn to drugs and other substances as a teenager….he’s still a little “Crispy” around the edges. That’s how the name stuck. He’s kind of a paranoid, twitchy guy, but his foibles are kind of endearing.

  4. “Even when I was at my most lost – you could find me” – awesome line! That line alone really defines these character’s relationship for me. Great read and looking forward to more.

  5. I have had so many friends like Crispy and Lane in my life, I think. I still do have a couple. This is very relate-able for me. I also have a sister-in-law named Chiara!

    Good snippet. Looking forward to reading more.

  6. By the way, if any of the SFFS authors would like to be interviewed and included on our OTHER WRITERS, OTHER WORLDS page, please let me know… lyndialexander at gmail dot com

  7. Nice sentimental statement from Crispy. Lane sounds like my kind of guy.

  8. This is a touching look into their relationship. And of it sums up their relationship, it would be a joy to read. Great snippet.

  9. Looks like these two stick together.

  10. I just love them. And I think they do tend to overshadow the elves, if other readers’ opinions are true.

  11. Love the dynamic between these two!

  12. Aww. This is just a sweet and touching snippet. Good stuff.