Trine Rising Archives

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“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win,” media mogul Ted Turner famously opined.   That inspirational quote could just as easily have come from the mouth of Fountain Hills author C.K. Donnelly, the self-described “unsuccessful quitter” who persevered after years of rejection from the book industry and went on to self-publish her debut novel, Trine Rising, The Kinderra Saga: Book 1, last year. It turns out good things do indeed come to those who wait – and who  refuse to quit: Last week, Donnelly received an Independent Press Award for her fantasy epic, which we reviewed last fall.  “Trine Rising is a...

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A hidden identity, perilous premonitions and a centuries-old war collide in Trine Rising: The Kinderra Saga Book 1 (self-published, $23.95), the debut novel of Fountain Hills journalist C.K. Donnelly. In this YA fantasy, 16-year-old Mirana Pinal grapples with her possession of all three Aspects, or magical powers – an extreme anomaly in her land of Kinderra, where people are blessed with one Aspect, if any. Will she be able to harness them to help her...

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