The Running Girl (Kaunovalta, Book I)

The Running Girl (Kaunovalta, Book I)

by D. Alexander Neill

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The Running Girl (Kaunovalta, Book I) by D. Alexander Neill

"Wonderful escapism. 5 stars! If you're looking to escape into another time and place then you will greatly enjoy this read." - 'Raven', NC, 14 May 2012

"Outstanding debut novel and a great new series. The author has created a complex yet highly enjoyable world...that I encourage more and more readers of fine fantasy to that I cannot wait to enter again and again... Neill is a fresh new face and great addition to the fantasy genre. Five out of five stars for this debut novel." - 'Canuckreader', 15 July 2012


Ally of Eldisle, sword-thegn and sometime mage, bears twin burdens: a complicated heritage, and a penchant for finding herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Faced with false accusations of treason and murder, she flees to foreign lands, finding enemies all around, friends in unexpected places, and wonders undreamed-of. While struggling to keep an ancient treasure out of unfriendly hands, she is forced to reconcile her preconceptions about the wider world and its myriad inhabitants with her own origins - and to come to terms with the meaning of a bloodline lost in the depths of antiquity, created by ancestors both inhuman and unknown, and with the awful powers they have bequeathed her.

Ally's tale continues in Book II of the Kaunovalta trilogy - Dweorgaheim.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044743403
Publisher: D. Alexander Neill
Publication date: 07/23/2012
Series: Kaunovalta , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 487,188
File size: 599 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

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.

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The Running Girl (Kaunovalta, Book I) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this first book in this series. It is well written and characters are fully developed with lots of details. Story keeps moving forward and more interesting than standard Fantasy fare.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. Very hard to read at some points but well worth it. I have to read it agin just make sure i did not miss anything. On to the 2nd.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I've read in quite a long time.  It kept my interest all the way through; and all the characters were fully researched and made to come alive.   Love Hax!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
865 nook pages. This seems like 2 stories. We have a young elf maiden. She is a warrior and a mage. This is her journey to understanding. We also ave her early life story retd through her dreams. I really enjoyed this book. Needs editor, but it does not take away from this wonderful story. I cant wait to read more about Hax.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful wonderful extraordinsry...story is beautifully written. Read for yourself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool book ... would have paid for this ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A throughly enjoyable and entertaining read. And the cover is stunning. It was what made me pick up this book in the first place, and I'm glad I did.
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