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S.D. Stevens

Independent Fantasy Author

The Magical World of Alhanassa

My stories are about the magical world of Alhanassa. A world governed by Queens, Priestesses and Governesses. Where women rule and magic is a part of everyday life.

It came into existence after reading countless historical novels and being troubled by how society treated girls and women. We read throughout our own history how women were manipulated and used as commodities. And ultimately used as man saw fit. I often discussed these facts with my daughter, who also loves historical novels. On one such occasion, my daughter asked, "what if the roles were reversed?" From that conversation, we created Alhanassa and the Goddesses that ruled the planet. From there we tossed in the magic for good measure. We had many fun hours as we built this world. A few weeks later I presented my daughter with an outline for a book. That's where it all began... 

Bodelia's Anguish


The fury of a goddess betrayed is about to be unleashed on those she once loved. Will Alhanassa, the world she created, survive? Will the Immortal Council be able to sway her desire for revenge? The exciting prologue to a gripping new series.  This book is free to download from Smashwords



Dark Magic Rising

Lynwen’s assignment to explore ancient monoliths puts her magic to the test. A hidden agenda surfaces, a strange force limits her magic leaving her wondering who she can trust. With half-human beasts intent on killing them and a fallen-god planning revenge, they find themselves embroiled in a life and death battle. Do the writings on the monoliths contain a clue to the fate of their world? 

Book Reviews


Bodelia's Anguish Reviews:

  • Barb Spence on Dec. 1, 2014 :  
    I have just finished this book....& all I can say is "wow,wow....& wow!"...its brilliant.had me hooked from first few lines!! I cannot wait for the rest...I NEED to know what happens to Bodelia & her Sisters & their world.....fabulous! Keep them coming!!
  •  Robert Smith on June 1, 2015 :  
    I was not sure where I was being taken when I started this short story, but after the author starts to build her world, the story puts its hooks into you and pulls you along. Bodelia's character is developed nicely and the supporting characters as well. S.D. Stevens writes with passion and the story evokes emotion. I really enjoyed this and found myself wanting more.

Dark Magic Rising Reviews:

  •  Nicky Charles on Dec. 23, 2017 :  
    Oh my gosh! SD Stevens is a fantastic story teller! I don't read fantasy as a rule but this book grabbed me, pulled me in and wouldn't let me go until I was done. This is an 'edge of your seat' tale filled with an interesting cast of characters, sexual tension, moments of humour and wonderful descriptions. The prologue is a bit weighty in its delivery of the backstory but persevere through that and you won't be disappointed! 
  • Jean on16 August 2017
    Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
    5.0 out of 5 stars  Great