Search - List of Books by Elizabeth Boyer

Elizabeth Boyer is an American fantasy author who produced a number of books in the 1980s and early 1990s. Her stories were deeply influenced by Norse mythology, and are set in a fantasy world whose climate and geography resembles that of the Scandinavia of Norse myths. While Norse mythology has been an influence on the fantasy genre, and many authors such as Tolkien and Lewis were influenced by these myths, Boyer's books followed them much more closely. Her stories are characterized by light and dark elves, dwarves, trolls, sorcerers, ley lines, burial mounds, wizards, and so forth. Boyer tended to follow the Norse versions of these story elements closely without much deviation. Boyer's early books are dominated by the theme of the heroic quest.

Boyer attended Brigham Young University where she studied English literature and Scandinavian mythology. She was last reported living near Atlanta on a farm, and no longer writing.

As an early contributor to the mass-market fantasy genre, Boyer's fate is similar to her contemporary Niel Hancock in that her books required the reader to be interested in a specialized area of study, in this case, Norse mythology, in order to fully appreciate the books, and thus she did not find the sort of wide acceptance which would have given her a more prominent place as a pioneer in the genre.

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Total Books: 22
Keeper of Cats
1994 - Keeper of Cats (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345381804
ISBN-10: 0345381807
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 8

The Black Lynx
1993 - The Black Lynx (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345375933
ISBN-10: 0345375939
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 2

Clan of the Warlord
1992 - Clan of the Warlord (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345359667
ISBN-10: 0345359666
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

The Dragon's Carbuncle
1990 - The Dragon's Carbuncle [The Wizard's War, Book 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345354594
ISBN-10: 0345354591
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

The Troll's Grindstone
1989 - The Troll's Grindstone [Wizard's War, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345012043
ISBN-10: 0345012046
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Curse of Slagfid
1989 - The Curse of Slagfid (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345332653
ISBN-10: 0345332652
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

The Wizard and the Warlord
1987 - The Wizard and the Warlord (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345347114
ISBN-10: 0345347110
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
 3

The Troll's Grindstone
1986 - The Troll's Grindstone [Wizard's War, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345321824
ISBN-10: 0345321820
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 16

The Sword and the Satchel
1986 - The Sword and the Satchel [World of Alfar, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345336019
ISBN-10: 0345336011
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 6

The Elves and the Otterskin
1984 - The Elves and the Otterskin (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345320544
ISBN-10: 0345320549
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2

The Wizard and the Warlord
1983 - The Wizard and the Warlord [World of the Alfar, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345307118
ISBN-10: 0345307119
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 15

The Sword and the Satchel
1983 - The Sword and the Satchel [World of the Alfar, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345309860
ISBN-10: 0345309863
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6

The Thrall and the Dragon's Heart
1983 - The Thrall and the Dragon's Heart (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345314451
ISBN-10: 034531445X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Thrall and the Dragon's Heart
1982 - The Thrall and the Dragon's Heart [World of the Alfar, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345302366
ISBN-10: 0345302362
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 7

The Elves and the Otterskin
1981 - The Elves and the Otterskin [World of the Alfar, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345292124
ISBN-10: 034529212X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 3

The Sword and the Satchel
1980 - The Sword and the Satchel [World of Alfar, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345286000
ISBN-10: 0345286006
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
 3

Freydis and Gudrid
1976 - Freydis and Gudrid (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780445042780
ISBN-10: 0445042788
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Marguerite de la Roque A Story of Survival
1975 - Marguerite De La Roque a Story of Survival (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780445085510
ISBN-10: 0445085517
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

The Curse of Slagfid Book 6 of the World of Alfar
The Curse of Slagfid Book 6 of the World of Alfar (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780552135689
ISBN-10: 0552135682
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Colony of One
Colony of One (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780915964055
ISBN-10: 0915964058
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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