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.
For more information on my books go to 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.
Amberwine: Book One 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
A cavern filled with treasures, the bones of a dragon and a sword made by nonhuman hands.
During Bolinor’s life threatening escape he finds himself in such a place and with it a chance to become all he has ever wanted to be. Under the banner of a golden dragon, Bolinor’s mercenary company is formed. They discover an emptied land they name Amberwine; a haven for the homeless, the broken, and those seeking a purpose.
As a newly formed kingdom Amberwine’s inhabitants are drawn into court intrigue, treachery and impending war. Enemy and friend alike find themselves uniting as the lines of battle are drawn and alliances are forged. It becomes a frantic race to possess the coveted three swords of power and keep them from the grasp of the evil Lich, Devron, who seeks to undo the very fabric of the world of Menel Fenn.
Cassandra of Cr'Mere: Book Two of the Lich War Series
"Cassandra of Cr'Mere by K. D. Nielson is a gorgeously vivid fantasy...." - GoodbooksToday.com Reviews
Cassandra, the beautiful mage and wife of King Bolinor has been kidnapped by enemies unknown. Bolinor is consumed by rage, determined to turn his world upside down to find her. When he does, he vows to kill those responsible. His hunt for his wife will uncover a conspiracy so great that it shrouds all the inhabitants of Menel Fenn. The small duchy of Cr’Mere seems to be where it all began and where the allies of Amberwine find themselves at war, fighting for their very survival. The victory will determine the outcome of the war, and the existence of everything King Bolinor holds dear. But when the real enemy is still unknown, how can they defeat the true evil that plots to use the mage Cassandra and the three swords to destroy the very fabric of time.
The line in the Sand: Book Three of 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
The war now over, it should have been time to recoup, recover, and heal old injuries. But without warning, Devron makes his final move: the Emperor of the Wild Elf nation is killed in an ambush and the first sword of power is captured. The Drow Civil war finally won, but with the victory, their sword is lost as well. Then the final blow falls when the High Elf Prince searches for a traitor, but instead, he is attacked and his sword is stolen. All begins to seem lost as Queen Cassandra is drawn into the Shadow Realm with those who have been touched by the deadly Shadow Magic.
At last the evil Lich Devron has gained possession of the three swords of power. Finally he can remake the world the way he wants, removing those who have constantly plagued him. The stage is set. The pieces are in place. The people of Menel Fenn hold their breath. The evil Lich Devron begins the ritual … the air shimmers … he speaks his wish …
DMSR - Through the Portal
Through the Portal is a sci-fi thriller with an attitude that is part military novel, part mystery and part cowboy Western. Meet Alex Bird, a man who has seen more military action than he can recall since the crash of the computer systems in 1999 changed everything. The world is certainly different now, with alliances, governments and even the stars in the sky aligned along a separate path. aliens!
Events start to take on a sinister bent, as Alex and attractive pilot Laura are brought together to put the pieces of the puzzle of a murder and crashing planes together. Each must wade through their own tangled backgrounds to come through whole to the other side, but some baggage may prove too heavy to let go. The tide of events doesn't help any, either. The mystery of a woman beaten to death on base is compounded by a larger, looming conflict, and the two must cling to the few things they know to be true in order to survive. When a piece of alien technology threatens all the rules, Alex must work to avert the destruction it represents. In a world where there is treachery at every turn, Alex is keeping his enemies as close as possible. But the combined forces of a fellow team member losing his mind, alien creatures and a string of combatants with their own agenda may prove too much. Each page brings a new challenge, new struggles and new understanding about what they're up against.
Osey: Book One of the Menel Fenn
He reached for her, his hand a bronze color, his fingers long. The sharp, talon-like fingernails scratched her arm lightly. The contact sent a deep shuddering longing through her.”
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.
Within the city walls a secret as old as its foundation is hidden. A secret that unless Darcy can uncover its truth, will unleash an evil that will destroy the kingdom and all those she holds dear.
Fool's Quest: Book Two of the Tales of Menel Fenn
The two men stared with morbid trepidation at the malignant whirlpool, miles across, that dragged their tiny pathetic ship relentlessly toward its doom.
It is the magic of the Blood Heart Cave that is needed to destroy the Cold Stone, an icon carried triumphantly by the Chaos Army, corrupting everything elven. Only a fool would go on this quest.
But Brendan d'Arcy and his loyal friends will stop at nothing to destroy the 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
The Confederated Kingdoms of Bree: Book Three of the Tales of Menel Fenn
"The Confederated Kingdoms of Bree is a fun and page-turning read that is sure to delight all fantasy fans." - GoodbooksToday.com Reviews
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.
However, when the Onanaga is unexpectedly boarded by the mythical ‘Stick’ people, and the doctor in residence is forced to treat their Reverent Ancestor, a prophecy is revealed;
“… in three days, no more than four, a massive quake will tear these mountains apart and most life within two hundred miles will be destroyed.”
The leaders must put aside their vast differences and unite in order to save the people of LeFor. It becomes a duel against the speed of fate to convince an arrogant, callous ruler of the imminent danger, evacuate the hapless residents of an entire kingdom, and gain safe passage through perilously volatile lands.
Mage's Mistake: Book Four of the Tales of Menel Fenn
The last thing that Justina remembered was a dagger, pain and darkness. So, how could she wake up and find herself in this bizarre place, sitting with a gentleman ‘frogman’ no less, conversing as if it was the most ordinary event? And even stranger still was that there was something vaguely familiar about her companion. If only she could remember … anything at all about her past.
On her journey to get answers, Justina is drawn into an adventure where the mistakes of a Mage can have equally serendipitous or fatal consequences. Equally as confused as Justina and wanting some answers are a High Elf Paladin needing forgiveness for past wrongs, an ex-slaver seeking love and a home, a King usurped by treachery and deprived of his one true love and a congresswoman who just may hold the key to this loophole of nonexistence. Forming an uneasy alliance, the five search for the elusive Creator in hopes of enlightenment. Mistrust becomes true friendship in the last ditch effort to redeem themselves as they desperately try to save the strange world they have begun to call home.
Ghost Dancer: Book Five of the Tales of Menel Fenn
“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; a person trained to maintain the uneasy balance in the spirit world, preventing the darkness from overrunning the light.
Together, the unlikely trio must discover the truth behind the deaths before the next full moon, and prevent the summoning of Far Dur a Cha, the Dark Man, the Eater of Worlds.