DONALD D. ALLAN is a Canadian author of fantasy and science fiction and a retired senior officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.
He is the gold medal winner of the Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards (GeBA) 2016 for the category Fantasy/Other Worlds for his debut novel Duilleog, the first novel in his New Druids series. His second novel, Craobh, from the same series, has been award the Bronze Medal for GeBA 2017 in the same category.
Donald lives with his wife Marilyn, son James, daughter Katherine, and dog Woody, in Ottawa, Canada.
Donald is writing Freamhaigh, the fourth volume, due out in 2018. He is also working on his sci-fi novel involving nanobots from 3 billion years ago.
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Books That Have Influenced Me
I have read many books which have influenced me. In no particular order:
- The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb
- The Deverry Cycle, by Katharine Kerr
- The Deed of Paksenarrion, by Elizabeth Moon (honestly, this is my favourite by far)
- Fafrhd and the Gray Mouser, by Fritz Leiber
- The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
- A Song of Ice and Fire, By George R.R. Martin
- The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson