New Fantasy Saga Just Released by Chicago Author

Author, Stella Atrium, is pleased to announce the release of her new book, SufferStone. This fantasy, space opera novel has a strong female leading character and is Book 1 of the Dolvia Saga.

Chicago, IL, January 22, 2012 --( On Dolvia the women of the savannah serve under the burka, but Kyle Le was denied that covering by tribal leaders. Only her gift of second sight and the mortgage on her father’s land protects her and her three sisters.

Working alongside Brian Miller from Earth, who manages a textile factory, and the warrior Cyrus, she labors against the mining enterprise that robs the savannah of its mineral wealth and leaves the tribes with only the scarred and suffering land.

SufferStone is receiving rave reviews from the media and readers.

"SufferStone is definitely in the top ten of all I have read this year. Your use of the different belief systems and cultures was marvelous. Thank you for a very literate book and a great read." --Steve Algieri, Editor at Eternity Online

"An intricate and intense tale of greed, corruption, idealism, and the spirit. You will hear much from Stella Atrium in years to come." --Ted Anton, author of Eros, Magic, and the Murder of Professor Culianu

Book Information:
SufferStone: Book I of the Dolvia Saga
Author: Stella Atrium
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 978-1-4620-7042-8
Pages: 344
Published: December 2011

About The Author
Author, Stella Atrium was a great reader of science fiction as a young person, but she began to wonder why the protagonist in a sci-fi or fantasy story was always a man, even when the writer was female. She wondered, "Where were the stories that presented a woman as the problem solver? A real heroine cannot call on armies to follow her, or pay assassins for special work. She may have children already, so adventure is out of the question, and family must be secure before she can enter the public square where she has no voice." Stella could find no books that started with this premise, so she had to write some. Sufferstone is Stella's first novel. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

For more information, review copies, or interviews please contact the author at:

Stella Atrium

SufferStone: Book I of the Dolvia Saga is available for purchase online through the author’s website, from the publisher,, and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.

Review copies & Author interviews available.

Author, Stella Atrium