"Good plot, good characters...I will definitely read the next book in this series!"
Raven has certain unique skills, and they've helped him to survive on the fringes of a civilization that has no place for his kind. When he uses his powers to do more than merely survive, however, he unwittingly thrusts himself into a world where it seems that most people want to control him, and use his skills for their own ends. Forced into the shadowy realm of spellcraft, runes and ancient magic that lies just behind the thin facade of the modern world, Raven struggles to navigate the narrow road between warring factions of sorcerers, delving deeper into his unknown past, discovering the true nature and scope of his unusual talents, and learning how to wield them - not only to survive, but to shape his destiny, and that of the world around him.
About the Author
D. Alexander Neill is the nom-de-plume of Donald A. Neill. A retired Army officer and strategic analyst, Don is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (D.E.C. 1986 and BA 1989), the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (MA 1991), and the University of Kent at Canterbury (Ph.D. 2006). He began writing fiction as a creative outlet in Grade 6, managing to overcome devastating reviews of his first novel, which he wrote in 2H pencil in seven taped-together college-ruled notebooks. He initially chose the fantasy genre because he was sucked into it at the age of 11 by the irresistible double sucker-punch of The Hobbit and Star Wars, never managed to escape, and eventually gave up trying. He intends to branch out into other fictional fields of endeavour, but will always return to Anuru, where – Allfather willing – there will always be at least one more story waiting to be told.
Don has been married for 20 years to a Valkyrie, and has two children, both of whom resemble her in temperament and, fortunately, looks.