DONALD D. ALLAN is a Canadian author of epic fantasy and a retired Royal Canadian Navy senior officer.
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, won the Bronze Medal in GeBA 2017, and Stoc won GOLD in GeBA 2018.
Donald lives with his wife Marilyn, son James, daughter Katherine, and dog Woody, in Ottawa, Canada.
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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