Saturday, October 31, 2015

New Release: The Dragon Children: The Prophecy (Dragonsreach Book 1) by Hannah Byrnes

The Dragon Children: The Prophecy (Dragonsreach Book 1) 

Aimed at middle-grade readers, and lovers of all things magical, the novel is the first installment in a four book series set in Dragonsreach, a mystical island where the wisdom of dragons is man's last link to the magic realms.

Kai is the shy, studious son of a TV Astrologer. Pony-loving Bridget hates maths and wants to be a Knight. They are the Dragon Children, destined to restore man’s faith in magic. Their arrival in Dragonsreach means that an age-old prophecy may be fulfilled, and dragons will rule the skies again. 

After a legion of iron birds attack, the dragon eggs are lost and Bridget and Kai are separated. Each sets out on a perilous quest leading to dragon hordes, mysterious wizards, invisible temples and ancient magic before facing a deadly foe who is not what it seems. 

The first edition novel was released in February 2015 and attracted 4 & 5* reviews and hit the bestseller lists.  However, the author noted comments regarding the flow of the story in a couple of reviews and decided to revise the story for the new edition. 
Hannah says:
The Dragon Children: The Prophecy already has fans, but I am still learning my craft.  I want readers to become fully immersed in this magical world so I revised the book.  It has been a learning experience, but I am really proud of the results.

The Dragon Children: The Prophecy is now available on Kindle and will be FREE to download between 31/10/15 and 02/11/15.  Please take advantage of this offer, share with those who will enjoy the book and leave a review.  

The paperback will be released the week beginning 2/11/2015 and will raise funds for Make-A-Wish UK.

Follow Hannah here
twitter and instagram @hbthewriter.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Book Review - The Corpse Candle and Other Nightmares

I decided some Halloween stories might be appropriate and I picked this anthology. It was a very pleasant surprise. Most of the stories were excellent and a few good while only one was just okay. They are all well-written, by a number of authors, and sufficiently scary.
I especially enjoyed The Corpse Candle, Resting Bones, Of Holes and Craters, I'll Be There, Sade, and Return of the Caledonians (I'm a MacDonald - readers will understand).
A very nice read for Halloween or anytime you're looking for some horror stories.

Link to Amazon

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Book Review - The Life and Times of Daniel Ulysses Barrow by Bittersweet_Rose (Cheryl Rosecrans)

Quite a while ago I tried my hand at some Jane Austen fan-fiction. Otherwise, it is a genre that I have not involved myself with until my friend Cheryl told me about her series. She has written a three-book series of Doctor Who fan fiction. I like the tenth Doctor so I decided to give them a try.

Born of Fire  (Doctor Who AU)

Born of Fire is the first book. It tells the story of Daniel Ulysses Barrow, the "clone" of the Doctor with some DNA from Donna Noble mixed in. The Doctor decides to leave Daniel with Rose Tyler in an alternate universe and alternate Earth, sort of as a substitute for himself. Even though Daniel looks like the Doctor, Rose rejects him because he is not her Doctor. Desolate, Daniel goes to live in the western part of Scotland and becomes a school teacher, trying to make a new life for himself.

Forged in Ice (Doctor Who AU Novel)
Forged in Ice is the second book. Daniel has met a woman, Nora, with a young son, Robbie, and fallen in love.  They are building a life together in spite of issues with her ex-husband. Daniel still has contact with his old friends, some of whom have gender-swapped from their alternative personas back on old Earth. He does contract work for Torchwood and loves teaching his students in Glen Coe. Nora becomes pregnant and Daniel finally feels that in spite of being an alien, he is starting to fit in with these people.

After a devasting tragedy Daniel must remake his life. Rose realizes what she lost in rejecting Daniel, but is it too late for them?

I loved these books. There are familiar characters from the television series, albeit with some differences (see gender-swapped reference above) and new characters like Nora and Robbie. I've tried not to give too much of the stories away in my synopsis, but they are well written and a roller coaster of emotion. Daniel is a wonderful man, like the Doctor, but also with his own flaws and perspectives on life among the humans. I did not like Nora at first (team Rose here), but soon grew to love her and Robbie and cried (a lot) when tragedy struck. Cheryl has done a remarkable job and paid a loving tribute to these characters. You do not have to be a Doctor Who fan (though it helps) to enjoy these books. I suggest you run right over to Wattpad and follow her.

Here is the link to the first book: Born of Fire Start reading now - I promise you will enjoy these books.

Trad Tuesday - The Wheels of the World by John McSherry & Colin Harper

The Uilleann Pipe has been discussed on these pages before. John McSherry is one of the elite Irish Uilleann pipers today having played in Lunasa, Tamalin, and Coolfin. He's also played with many other musicians and his current bands, At First Light and The Ollam. He has provided the music for films such as Waking Ned Devine and This is My Father.

He currently has a book out about the Uilleann Pipe, The Wheels of the World.
From the website:

One chanter, three drones, three regulators, thirteen keys, too many near-extinctions to mention and 300 years of heroes:  that, with a frisson of fairies on moonlit knolls, is the Irish uilleann (‘ill-in’) pipes. The Wheels Of The World presents an epic tale of triumph and survival, where the soulful heart of a nation has been kept alive across ages by a slender thread of guardians – blind men, eccentrics, self-aggrandisers, noble heroes, bloody-minded revivalists and at least three people compared to Jimi Hendrix. 

Uilleann piping is Ireland’s equivalent to the story of the blues in America, save that here the trail of legends and lore is richer and deeper by far. It is the sound of eighteenth century blues – a micro-tonal virtuoso machine wielded by misfits and geniuses, often one and the same.

This is the story of a continuum, from John McSherry, a 21st century luminary, backwards in time through his three formative heroes – Paddy Keenan, Liam O’Flynn and Finbar Furey – and thence to Séamus Ennis, Willie Clancy, Johnny Doran, Leo Rowsome, Patsy Touhey and a litany of unrecorded legends before them. It is also a snapshot of professional Irish traditional musicians, after the goldrush of the late 20th century, keeping calm and carrying on.

You can order the book here:

John McSherry & Paul Meehan play ''An Bhean Chaointe / The Old Bush / The First Month of Summer" to a live audience on TG4's music series 'Bosca Ceoil'.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Cover Reveal - Becoming Bryn by Angela Carling

Hi Ya’ll! I’m so excited to share with you a brand new cover for my Contemporary Young Adult novel Becoming Bryn. This fun contemporary young adult story was republished in 2015 complete with a new cover. Here’s what some of the reviewers are saying about Becoming Bryn.
Becoming Bryn went to places I didn't expect. You want to laugh and cry and swoon (yes, very much swooning indeed... there was an excellent kiss... not telling you with WHO though!) and not be able to put the book down because of it. Angela Carling knows how to hold together an intricate story and tell it in the best way possible.
-Jessica L Sankiewicz
The book is beautifully written very well done from start to finish. I ended up staying up super late till three in the morning reading, even had tears in my eyes because the end is just so amazing.
-Mandy Sickle
Here’s the blurb you’ll find on the back of the book and THE NEW COVER FOR BECOMING BRYN!
For months, Jesse has been envious of her twin sister Bryn and even has a crush on Bryn’s gorgeous, popular boyfriend, Quinton. When Jesse awakens from a coma to learn that everyone thinks she IS Bryn, the option of actually taking over her sister’s life is beyond tempting, but there’s a downside. She’d have to give up her relationship with Ethan, her best friend and the only person she trusts. Could she actually live s Bryn for the rest of her life? And if her family and friends found out, would they ever forgive her?
AND NOW…..the new cover for Becoming Bryn!!!!
Want to read it (or any other one of my books) for yourself? Get your digital copy here.

Not sure What You Think? Here’s an excerpt to check outJ
The night air was balmy, and after awhile we turned off the air conditioning and opened the sunroof. Last summer Bryn and I had spent hours shopping with our dad, looking for a car we could live with and Dad could afford. Neither of us had seen a Honda four-door from the nineties as our dream car, but the sunroof had made it all better. The sunroof was the only reason we begged Dad to get it for us. He bought it on one condition, that Bryn and I would be willing to share the vehicle. Tonight as we drove down the weathered two-lane road toward the corn maze, warm air slipped in through the sunroof, brushing against our cheeks and dancing through our hair. Between the smell of freshly cut corn and alfalfa and the open sunroof, I felt so alive, almost untouchable. “Turn on the radio,” Bryn said loudly over the moving air above us. I reached over and pushed the plastic knob. Inside the car, the air was instantly charged with the pounding beat of a dance song. We both belted out the lyrics, singing badly but joyously over the radio. I looked over at Bryn as she sang. Pieces of her carefully done hair had escaped from their bobby pin prison and now flew wildly around her face. She looked happy and surprisingly, for a moment, I felt a sense of contentment. It wasn’t genuine happiness, but it was enough for tonight.
Up ahead on the right side of the road, I could see the tall stalks of the corn maze. Next to the maze sat a small organic supermarket. I’d been to the store with my mom to buy local honey a couple of years ago. That day, I’d ended up waiting an extra thirty minutes while she chatted with the owner as if they were old friends. I’d tuned out a lot of the conversation but I did learn that the same family who grew the corn maze owned the store and a citrus orchard just behind that. Tonight the market was decorated with long strands of small orange and purple lights. Out front, leaning up against a weathered picket fence that ran the perimeter of the property, was a large hand painted sign that read: Haunted Corn Maze, $8.00. As we got closer, I could see that just beyond the fence, waiting for the maze to open up was a large crowd of people dressed up as everything from doctors to vampires. We knew somewhere in the mass of people were our friends.
 There was no turn lane on the narrow road, so I flipped on my turn signal and began to slow down just before the dirt entrance that led to the market came into view. Bryn, who had been straining to look past me for her friends, finally gave up and undid her seatbelt. By the time we stopped, she was hanging out of the sunroof, waving wildly and yelling across the street to a couple of the girls I recognized as cheerleaders on Bryn’s squad. I looked up at her, smiling, so excited and confident… Then as I glanced in the rear view mirror I saw another car coming up behind us. The car was weaving all over the road and driving way too fast. Worst of all, I could see from the headlights behind him that the driver wasn’t paying attention, that he was looking down at something in his lap.
Like a voice in my head, I remembered my mom complaining about the fact that there was no turn lane to get into the farmer’s market, talking about how dangerous it was. “Someone’s going to die out here,” she’d said. I thought she was being melodramatic.
I watched helplessly as the car barreled towards us. There was nowhere to go. There were only two lanes and a constant stream of cars came from the other direction. Even if I’d wanted to pull off the road, a huge canal filled with irrigation water made it impossible. Panic began to surge through my veins in the form of adrenaline; yet suddenly, simultaneously, time seemed to crawl, putting everything around me into slow motion. The approaching car, the screaming teenagers across the street, my sister calling out to them – it felt choppy, like an old silent movie. I could imagine in my head a black and white version of the scene with comments added like, “Oh no, we’re going to die!” written in old typewriter text against a flimsy screen.
Just before the car behind us made impact, I could feel myself laughing darkly at my own imagery. Then, in my ears and in my bones I heard and felt the crushing of metal as the car struck us with full force from behind, launching us like a pinball in a classic pinball machine, shooting us forward with deadly aim right into oncoming traffic. For a second, or maybe half a second, I was aware of my sister’s legs being lifted from the seat she was standing on, and I knew somewhere above me she was being thrown around like a ragdoll. Then I saw nothing but the enormous cement truck right in front of us. Somehow I knew the truck driver had no time to change his course, and my heart, which suddenly felt as if it was made of lead, plummeted into my stomach. With only feet between us, I noticed that the word “Rock Solid” had been plastered across the black exterior paint of the truck. Clever, I thought morbidly, remembering that I had seen similar trucks in our neighborhood. Then before total panic could even really set in, before I could scream or cry, or move out of his path, our tiny economy car and his massive cement truck collided and all of my thoughts and fears and impulses slipped away into total blackness.

A little about the author, Angela Carling
Angela Carling was raised in Palm Springs California, but lives Arizona with her husband, three kids and five felines.  After years of denial she finally admitted that she is a hopeless romantic which led her to write her first Young Adult book Unbreakable Love. Since then she’s published three more books, Shackled, Becoming Bryn and The Secret Keeper. Shackled won the silver IPGA award in 2012 and has been optioned as a screenplay. She always eats the frosting off her cake and leaves the rest, and can be caught singing in public bathrooms just for the acoustics.  When she’s not writing YA novels, she’s mentoring teen writers, making pizza with her family or dreaming of taking a nap, not necessarily in that order. 

Stalk her! She digs it!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Book Review - Dance of Chaos by Tabitha Ormiston-Smith

Fiona MacDougall lives at home with her parents and younger brother, Patrick, and works at a dead-end clerical job. She gets the bright idea to transfer to the computer department to become a programmer, mostly because she thinks taking the test to apply will get her an afternoon off. She manages to pass the test and move into her new department, but it's a nightmare with a new boss and unfriendly co-workers.
Meanwhile, Patrick is constantly getting in trouble (sometimes with Fiona's help), so the homefront is rocky also. Fiona manages to navigate all mostly because she's too oblivious to notice when she gets in trouble.
This was a fun book, a well-written series of anecdotes, fast-paced and easy to read. A few times I felt the humor was too forced, but mostly I enjoyed it very much and will read more books by this author.

Link to Amazon

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Book Review - Two Wild Swans by RoZita Berry

Two Wild Swans is an engrossing story that takes place during World War I in Europe. Ursula, or Uschi, is a student at University in Munich, studying psychiatry in order to help her brother, Albert, who has returned from the war in a childlike state. She is engaged to be married to a rich pilot who is away fighting. She meets people at school who lead her to more Bohemian lifestyle as a model in art classes. There she meets Julio, a Catalan musician exiled from Barcelona for murder. She and Julio fall in love and she breaks off her engagement. The rest of the book deals with their marriage and the diverse group of friends that they have made. There are graphic scenes of battle as the war touches their lives more closely and the story follows history in a very detailed yet engaging tale.
Uschi is young, eighteen years old, and lovely. I liked her very much. She misuses words occasionally trying to sound older than she is, a quirk I found charming. She is practical - she works as a nurse with wounded soldiers - and resourceful. Julio is the quintessential hero with his soulful eyes and dark curl of hair falling on his forehead. He misses Barcelona and his family dreadfully, but makes a live with Uschi despite it all.
The book is very well-written with quirky and wonderful characters that I found extremely interesting. The references to art and music of the period were perfect, not so much that you felt them textbook-like, but inserted at appropriate intervals. It was fun to look some of them up to learn more. There were a few typos and the formatting of my copy needed page breaks before each chapter, but this did not take away from this wonderful story. I highly recommend Two Wild Swans and will look for more from this author.

Link to Amazon

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Trad Tuesday - Follow the Heron Home - Karine Polwart

I admit that this one is a cheat. It is not a traditional song though it very much has the feel of one. Karine Polwart is a Scottish singer/songwriter who wrote this lovely song. It very much fits for a beautiful autumn day. Enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2015

2015 Indie B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree

I am very pleased to announce that I was just informed that The Black Swans has been selected as a 2015 B.R.A.G. Honoree in the Fantasy category.  

This is the criteria that is used for judging:

All ebooks brought to the attention of indieBRAG, LLC are subjected to a rigorous selection process. This entails an initial screening to ensure that the author's work meets certain minimum standards of quality and content. This initial screening may involve a review of sample chapters available on (or other on-line booksellers), or portions of the nominated ebook. IndieBRAG, LLC reserves the right to reject an ebook during this initial screening assessment for any reason in indieBRAG, LLC's sole discretion. If it passes this preliminary assessment, it is then read by members drawn from our global reader group. They judge the merits of the book based on a comprehensive list of criteria, including: Plot, Writing Style, Characters, Copy Editing, Dialogue, and Cover/Interior Layout.

One final factor our readers use to judge a book is whether or not they would recommend it to their best friend.

On average, 50% of the books submitted to us fail to pass the initial screen and another 40% are subsequently rejected by our readers. Thus, only 10% of the books we consider are awarded our B.R.A.G. Medallion and are presented on our website. Conversely, we do not make public the titles of any books that were not selected to receive a Medallion, or the names of their authors.

Link to IndieBrag

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Book Review - Vagrant Anne by V.C. Remus

Vagrant Anne is a well-crafted short story about Marcus Weber, manager of a local gas station and convenience store. He has an issue with rage that he is trying to manage, but his patience is daily tried by Vagrant Anne, a homeless woman who camps outside his store and plays a type of flute.
While most of his customers seem fine with Anne, Marcus tries to find a resolution to getting rid of her.
This is a morality tale told in a thoughtful manner. I enjoyed it very much and would like to read more of this type of story from Mr. Remus.


Friday, October 16, 2015

Marketing Ideas for Authors - Promote all the Places!

I have an author friend who encourages us by posting the phrase 'Write all the Words". In today's world of Indie publishing (and sometimes traditional publishing also), an author is also a marketer. It is a constant battle to balance both tasks. I love writing and could spend all my time there. Marketing - meh. It is a necessary evil.

The best promotion always is to write the next book. Bookbub, ENT, Midlist and other sites help with promotions as well as Facebook ads. I could go on and on with the list of possibilities. But I thought that I would write a few different posts about ideas for marketing a book outside the regular channels that are low-cost/free and low-maintenance.

I am a strong believer in character profiles, at least for the main characters in my books. I not only want to know what they look like physically, but what their likes/dislikes are, what hobbies they enjoy, and so on. From this, I can pull ideas to tie in for marketing.

This is the season for craft and holiday fairs where I am. But there are fairs, swap meets, bake sales, and farmers markets  that occur all year round. Do you have a witch in your book? Find someone who is selling herbs and work out an arrangement to have copies of your books on his table.

Have a book where the MC is a mechanic or race car driver? Find a swap meet where you can share a table. Does you MC love baking? Bake sales are great and through in some recipe cards with the MC's favorite recipe. Did you write a fantasy? How about a Ren fair or reenactment? Look at your local newspaper or the bulletin board in your supermarket for other options and ideas. There are lots of local places and activities that you can take advantage of and it gets you away from the computer for a while.

There are also online possibilities. Etsy is a platform that I use. It works for me because the MC in my book works at a knitting shop called SheepKnitsForEwe. I reused the name from a side business that I had which has migrated to an Etsy shop called - da da dum - SheepKnit4Ewe. I use the tie in and sell the book as an item in my Etsy shop. SheepKnits4Ewe

Of course, there are the bigger events: book fairs, Cons, book signings, and conferences, but there are a lot written about them (google it). Meanwhile, try one of these other ideas - you might sell some books and have fun at the same time.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Trad Tuesday - Biodh An Deoch sung by Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis is one of the premier Scottish Gaelic singers today. Here is her interpretation of an old Gaelic song.

Lyrics:English Translation:
Òladh neo na òladh càch iWhether he or the others were drinking
Biodh i làn aig ceann a' bhùirdThere would still be plenty on the table
Sèist:Chorus (after each verse):
Biodh an deoch seo 'n làimh mo rùinThe drink would be in my love's hand
Deoch slàinte le fear an tùirHere's a health to the chief
Biodh an deoch seo 'n làimh mo rùinThe drink would be in my love's hand
Chunnacas bàt' air an fhairgeA boat was seen on the waves
'S an làimh dhearg air an stiùirAnd the red hand at the helm
Chunnaic mi dol seach' an caol iI saw it passing through the straits
'S badan fraoich 's an t-slait shiùilWith a clump of heather on the sail-yard
Fhir a chunnaic air an t-sàil iYou who saw her out at sea
Beannaich an long bhàn 's a criùdh'Bless the fair ship and her crew
Beannaich a cruinn àrd 's a h-acfhuinnBless her high masts and her equipment
A cuid acraichean 's a siùilHer moorings and her sails
Ged a tha mi 'n seo an CollaThough I am here in Coll
B' e mo thoil a dhol a RùmI long to go to Rhum
Agus as a sin a dh' UibhistAnd from there to Uist
Nan d' fhuair mi mo ghuidhe leamWere I to get my wish

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Book Review - The Rise of Nazil by Aaron-Michael Hall

I read a lot of fantasy books, but the author of The Rise of Nazil has created a world that had hooked me right away. The land of Faélondul is ruled by the Nazil, a race of men called 'ghosts' because of their white hair and pale skins. Pentanimir is First Chosen, the leader of their military forces and guards to the ruler. When he comes across Brahanu, a beautiful human lost and hurt in the woods, he is torn between duty and desire. For the Nazil are xenophobic, taking humans as slaves and generally treating them horrifically. The scenes here are graphic both in violence and sexually, but are necessary to explain the history and behavior of these people. The author does give warnings.
The story travels at a good pace among different parts of the country of Faelondul and there is a vast cast of characters. But they are all so interesting that I kept reading to find out what happens next. The world building is detailed, including some new language, and varied, fitting well in the context of the story.
The writing style is slightly archaic which fits very nicely with the fantasy style. You get used to it quickly and I quite enjoyed it.
This is going to be a series of books and I can not wait to read more. I highly recommend this book to lovers of fantasy (ages 18+). Aaron-Michael Hall is a great new author and I am very happy that I found him.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Trad Tuesday - The Parting Glass sung by Ed Sheeran

"The Parting Glass" is a Scottish and Irish traditional song, often sung at the end of a gathering of friends. It was purportedly the most popular parting song sung in Scotland before Robert Burns wrote "Auld Lang Syne". The song is also hugely popular in Ireland and amongst Irish communities.
The earliest known appearance of the tune today associated with this text is as a fiddle tune called "The Peacock", included in James Aird's A Selection of Scots, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 2 (1782).
Patrick Weston Joyce, in his Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909), gives the tune with a different text under the name "Sweet Cootehill Town," noting, "The air seems to have been used indeed as a general farewell tune, so that—from the words of another song of the same class—it is often called 'Good night and joy be with you all.'" The celebrated Irish folk song collector Colm O Lochlainn has taken note of this identity of melodies between "The Parting Glass" and "Sweet Cootehill Town". "Sweet Cootehill Town" is another traditional farewell song, this time involving a man leaving Ireland to go to America. (taken from Wikipedia).
This song has been sung by Celtic musicians all over the world. I like Ed Sheeran's acapella version.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

New Release - The Quays of Lac-Carge by Danielle Ste. Just

A disgraced man has promised to ruin the ruthless queen who wrongly accused him. Yet can he and his allies save their country from her insatiable greed?

Lac-Carge is the capital of a nation on the brink of a new age. Gaslamps light the city streets, and sandusk pellets propel motorboats and the fledgeling balloon industry. Yet underneath this shiny new technology, magic still lives.

This is a world where Alexander was born into privilege and great wealth, only to have it stripped away by an insatiable queen. Four years later, he's conspiring with the quay workers at Lac-Carge's busy shipping port. Their goal? To wrest control of the quays back from the queen.

Yet no one realizes the depths to which their monarch will sink. Not only is she intent upon keeping the property she stole from Alexander, she is also scheming against her own daughter, the heir to the throne.

Enter Alexander's old flame, now a daring aviatrix; and his boyhood schoolmate, a receded thaumaturge whose powers may not have receded as much as he claims. Together, they must save Lac-Carge and its princess.

Join Alexander, Chloe and Hugh as they battle walking dead, bloodthirsty beetles, the bitterest winter Lac-Carge has ever experienced, and everything the queen and her thaumaturgical allies can muster.


What reviewers have had to say about Danielle’s work: “Exquisite storytelling and a fantastic imagination….” “…hugely enjoyable….” “Brillant.”

Danielle Ste. Just is a lifelong writer and reader. She loves all fiction, and especially great science fiction and fantasy. She loves to share her worlds with others and welcomes comments and emails.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Release - The Rise of Nazil (Book 1) by Aaron-Michael Hall

Honor above all! The elite Chosen Guard of Nazil live and die by that maxim. A xenophobic race dominating the lands of Faélondul, the Nazilian's sense of honor and preeminence enables them to justify their brutal treatment of humans. When the First Chosen of the elite guard of Nazil discovers Brahanu Ravenot lost near the gates of the city, not only his life but also his entire system of beliefs is forever changed. With all the darkness covering the lands, can love—forbidden, yet eternal—save both humans and Nazilians?
The Rise of Nazil is an adult fantasy novel that takes your breath away. Intricate plotting, intense passion, exciting battles, and complex, challenging characters pull the reader into the mythical world of Faélondul, where powerful ethereal beings wrestle for domination against the brutal Nazilian rulers.
*This title contains adult content and graphic scenes. For mature readers only.*

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Aaron-Michael Hall has the uncanny power to weave even the most delicate tapestry of conflict—both within and without—into a deeply moving narrative. A dazzling read, ‘The Rise of Nazil’ is a story that will leave you gripping the edge of your seats. It is an unforgettable tale of love, self-sacrifice and acceptance that will haunt you days after reading it. Begin your journey through the land of Faélondul—and witness how love can transcend race, belief, and deadly prejudice—and lifts away darkness from the lands.