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Alex Avrio

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Alex Avrio is an author of fantasy short stories, novellas, and novels. Her new novel, The Alchemist’s Box and her dark fantasy novella, the Dreaming Demon, can be found for sale on Amazon. She was born in Nottingham, UK, to Greek parents. She has lived both in Greece and England where she returned to study for an MBA in the University of Kent. She has also a PhD in E-business Strategy Management from the University of Kent. She has been writing stories from an early age, and after concluding the PhD she decided that it was the time to try in all earnest to become a professional writer. Alexandra currently lives with her husband and their two cats in Newcastle upon Tyne, a place so far up north that if you go any further you’re south again. ...more

Average rating: 4.28 · 69 ratings · 29 reviews · 3 distinct works
The Alchemist's Box

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The Alchemist's Box by Alex Avrio
"The Alchemist’s Box has all the attributes of a book I would enjoy – a strong female lead, myths, legends and strange beings that are not what they seem to be. I was not disappointed.
Captain Regina Fitzwaters is a mercenary who has earned an “exce..." Read more of this review »
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Regina and Jaeger, mercenaries with a contentious history, are both more or less dragged into a lucrative – but obviously dangerous – mission: to obtain a mysterious box from an alchemist in a far-off land. The “generosity” of their emplo..." Read more of this review »
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"The Alchemist's Box, by Alex Avrio, is an action-packed, fast-paced fantasy. The first book in The Merchant Blades series, it follows Captain Regina Fitzwaters and a band of merchants on a job to recover the box. The job is highly paid but also hi..." Read more of this review »
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“I’m glad that this team has a woman for a leader,” Onoria finally said. Regina didn’t quite know how to reply. “I’m fed up with men in charge not knowing what they’re talking about.” Onoria turned towards Regina. “Aren’t you?”
“I don’t like people in charge that don’t know what they’re doing, male or female,” Regina said.”
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“War is not an art, boy. Send a hundred men over a hill and know that they won’t make it. Hold a drummer boy, cut open from groin to neck, guts spilling out as he cries for his mother, telling him it’s going to be all right. Make him believe you. Be his commanding officer, his god. Let him let his guard down and be kind enough to snap his neck. War is butchery. And I am the better butcher.”
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“When you fall into the gutter you tell yourself that you can climb out. Then you notice that you’re covered in filth but you still think that you can get out. But the smell seeps into your soul and is always there with you. All you need is someone else to look at you differently, talk to you like you’re someone that matters and extend a hand. Only then can you climb into the gutter.”
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“I’m glad that this team has a woman for a leader,” Onoria finally said. Regina didn’t quite know how to reply. “I’m fed up with men in charge not knowing what they’re talking about.” Onoria turned towards Regina. “Aren’t you?”
“I don’t like people in charge that don’t know what they’re doing, male or female,” Regina said.”
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