DB Nielsen was born in British Hong Kong and immigrated to Australia in childhood. Dee likes to travel the world with family; dividing time between residing in Sydney and visits to the cathedrals, crypts and museums the world over, doing research for new projects. The author is a university lecturer in Linguistics and Semiotics, and continues to teach English Literature and Language whilst writing. Dee’s passion is for throwing elaborate dinners and themed parties (such as medieval banquets), and reading anything and everything. Dee’s dream project is to do a series of book tours in the Champagne region of France.
To read my review of Seed, click here.
The official blurb:
A powerful, hidden artefact is unearthed in modern day Iraq and, with its discovery, an ancient conflict is reignited. Seventeen-year-old Sage Woods, the daughter of an eminent archaeologist working at the British Museum recently relocated from Australia, uncovers the artefact’s disturbing secret and is placed in terrible danger. Unwittingly, she has stumbled into an invisible war between two primordial dynasties of a supernatural order – a war in which she has a fateful role to play in a race to control the power of the SEED.
Embroiled in a quest that takes her from the British Museum to the Louvre to the Vatican Secret Archives, Sage realises that her blossoming romance with the mysterious, alluring St. John Rivers is inextricably tied to the artefact. Up until now, St. John has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Sage is determined to delve deeper to uncover his dark secret and his connection to the SEED. It is a decision that will have a devastating effect on humankind…
What other reviewers had to say:
“I stayed up until very very late one night reading this novel. Very difficult to put down once you’re immersed, the pages just keep on turning…”-Hannah
“This is an intricately woven, detailed story that takes you right into Sage’s life and journey. This story has a bit of everything – history, mystery, YA, romance, paranormal, family dynamics – something for every book lover.”-Maggie Thom
“SEED has taken root and captivated me with its eloquence. DB’s historical details and beautiful descriptions give a rich texture to the story that are quite impressive. I’m already reaching for the next book, SCROLL!”-K.D.
The official blurb:
Identical twins. Poles apart. Light and Shadow. Saffron and Sage. Their Destinies interlocked in a Quest that will determine the fate of Humankind …
Seventeen-year-old Saffron Woods is haunted by strange voices as if from a distant past. With the SEED’s sentience awakened, these mystical voices intensify, forcing Saffron to acknowledge that she has also inherited its legacy of dark secrets, intrigue and death. Venturing out alone, Saffron is driven to locate an ancient manuscript charting the location of the only undiscovered Wonder of the Ancient World, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, gateway to the Garden of Eden. But last seen in the Library of Alexandria, the SCROLL is long thought to be lost.
Saffron meets Finn, the compelling caretaker of Satis House who appears to know more than he is willing to reveal. Knowing she cannot trust him, Saffron is drawn to this rebellious figure who seems to both threaten and protect her. But her feelings for Finn are complicated by the charming yet inscrutable Anakim, Gabriel Chevalier, who offers her his invaluable assistance in locating the elusive manuscript.
Torn between competing passions and facing an increasingly implacable enemy, the Grigori, Saffron struggles to find the SCROLL which holds the secrets to the past and the key to the future…
What reviewers had to say:
“Love this series! Great stories and characters. I can totally imagine this happening. In every detail. I was so disappointed when I saw I was 95% done. I just didn’t want it to end. Looking forward to the next book!”-Diane G.
“I was absolutely blown away by this author’s debut, SEED, which is the first book in this series. So I picked this up with trepidation, although I desperately wanted to read it, as I had been absorbed by the world the author has created with her first book.”-Renita
“Once again DB Nielsen manages to capture the reader’s attention with a firm grasp & thrust them headlong into an intoxicating, addictive blend of Da Vinci code intrigue, Angels, demons, parallel worlds, ancient history, forbidden lust & unexpected romance. Readers are whisked between the English countryside, the moulding underground catacombs of Paris, and parallel worlds as Saffron battles to find & protect one of the artefacts that could resurrect the lost Garden of Eden.”_Passionfish 12
To get in touch with Mrs. Nielsen:
- On Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/D-B-Nielsen/e/B00K8G2144/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
- Her website: https://dbnielsen.com/
- On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dbnielsen
- On Twitter: @db_nielsen