Hi all, this is K.D. Nielson … and welcome to my …. mind.
I am a full time writer in search of a publisher, so I have to work at my day job to pay the bills. I have been writing and telling stories now for over 30 years.
Since the 11,000+ earthquakes here in Christchurch, I have been free to indulge in my greatest passion, telling stories, while the city starts to get back on its feet. I have drawn on my experiences these past months (seems like years) of awful earthquakes, the years serving as a prison officer, and my time in the US Navy as part of Operation Deep Freeze, making seven deployments to Antarctica. Yes, in spite of everything, I am still sane. I have drawn on my daily experiences in these jobs and the different facets of everyday life, as material for my books.
I have a wealth of intrigue, love, betrayal, war and heroic deeds just waiting for an avid reader. I have finished several books in the world I have created. They are just waiting to be discovered by that right someone, hopefully a publisher. All my books are available on Amazon through Kindle, and Createspace's print on demand.
I am married to a lovely English girl, a schoolteacher, and we have three sons, one which seems to keep coming back, kind of cramps my style. My wife has donated (sometimes gang pressed might be more like it) hours of her valuable time helping me with editing and reading manuscripts, and being very patient with all my questions, some of them might be, well … dumb.
I have also been working with a like-minded friend who is a fantasy fan and a very good writer in her own right. She is also a renowned artist and in conjunction with another project connected to my books, she is working on sketches of the characters and creatures of my world.
For more information on my books go to http://www.theworldsofkdnielson.com
Thank you for bearing with me while I rabbit on ... I challenge you, step into my mind ….you might like it so much ... you may not want to leave.
Where to find KD Nielson online
The Tales of Menel Fenn
This collection of stories tells of the lives and loves, the heartbreak and trials of the men and women of Menel Fenn (Heaven’s Threshold). Each story is a stand alone adventure dealing with races and creatures from the very breadths and depth of the continent. From the noble elf, the proud dwarf and the mystic djinn, to their ancient enemies, the Chaos armies, which are seen in all their glory.
To the people of Gemma Arenae and the Southern Empire, Sand Racers are the heroes and celebrities with their heart-stopping, races across the Burning Desert into the Devils Heart. It requires split second reactions and to challenge the desert. Then Nicolas the Blue Rider and his friend Carver the Yellow Rider are ensnared in political intrigue that will take the empire to the brink of civil war.
The Lich War Trilogy
A once respected holy warrior of the elven kingdom, Devron, is enslaved by a demon. Corrupted, he sets out to steal the Swords of Power from the three elven nations, in order to access a wish spell to change history, and return his empire before it was destroyed in a catastrophic accident. He uses necromancy to gain an undead army to further his plans.
The Union Meeting
Union meetings can be strained at the best of times. But this one just has to take the cake. Never again will you meet such a weird assortment of characters in one place. And what will Honey do with them all now?
Running the Gauntlet
You can run but you can’t hide. You must just stick together and try to watch each other’s backs. There is no escaping the dire consequences when the opposition is gunning for you as you run the gauntlet.
Vestige of Evil
A Drow High Priestess flees her pursers effortlessly, the malice in her green eyes merely a reflection of the evil that courses through her barely covered body.
Arithmetic for Mages
After being at the mercy of a Mage’s ill-cast fire ball spell, the disgruntled Tabletop heroes begin to question their paths in the Game.
Dumbing Down the Ogre
“We’re here from the Abandoned and Forlorn Mercenary Company. We have information that is vital to your wellbeing and we need to urgently speak with you.”
The mercenary company begin their latest mission: to liberate the ogre named
The Characters are Revolting
As the bickering and somewhat repulsive Dungeon and Dragons Players leave for the night their characters come to life. With each breath the adventurers voice their anger at their lot in the Game.
Secret of the Weeping Lady
"He could hear the insistent voice and then through the blurry swirl of blackness he could see someone kneeling before him reaching out..."
How can something so ordinary reveal a truth so extraordinary.
A Short Story by KD Nielson
Not every gold wedding band that is pulled off, is a betrayal.
A Short Story by KD Nielson
Hang up the phone; hang up your hat; it’s HANGMAN as you have never seen it played before.
A Short Story by KD Nielson
“My name is As-na and I am a Ghost Dancer.”
In a kingdom where five combat arenas are the pinnacle of entertainment, six young women are found brutally murdered. Their flesh, carved with arcane markings and their spirits bound to this realm. So begins an investigation for Freeman Standish and Colonel Alera that will require the aid of an enigmatic Ghost Dancer.
Confederation of Bree
Aboard the majestic new airship Onanaga, some of the most influential and powerful people in the Confederated Kingdoms of Bree are berthed. Politics, intrigue, conspiracy and scandal abound.
When the Onanaga is unexpectedly boarded by the mythical ‘Stick’ people, and the doctor is forced to treat their Reverent Ancestor, a prophecy is revealed;
“life within two hundred miles
will be destroyed.”
Did you ever wonder what happened to a magician or his magic when he has an accident? Follow five travellers who find themselves in a strange land, with no memory of how they got there or how to get back. Admits this new land they find an ominous figure known as the Creator
Washed up by a violent summer storm, Darcy is rescued by Jeremiah and his father Terin; two fishermen who are much more than they seem. Ignorant of her past, and plagued by dreams in her present, Darcy begins a journey that will lead her to Crea Gas, City of Dracons
Brendan d'Arcy and his loyal friends will stop at nothing to destroy the Cold Stone and save the desperately ill Unicorn Princess.
"Fool's Quest by Kevin Nielson is a solid tale of fantasy and adventure.." - GoodbooksToday.com Reviews
DMSR - Through The Portal
Through the Portal "Essentially, Nielson has created a story that takes the best from all of the most popular genres mystery, romance and sci-fi to keep a reader spell-bound until the very end." -GoodbooksToday.com Reviews
Line in the Sand, The Lich War Series
"Just as the other books in the series so skilfully accomplish, this third book, A Line in the Sand carries the plot effortlessly through a beautifully detailed and tenderly expressed terrain of fantasy........" - GoodbooksToday.com Reviews
Amberwine- Book 1 of the Lich War Series
"A medieval adventure story which combines the many elements of intrigue, love, adventure and the magical, "Amberwine" is a must-read for the reader who desires a fresh approach to storytelling......." - GoodbooksToday.com Reviews
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