Rites of Heirdron Duology: Science Fantasy

Xtabyren Publishing
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"Tactical decision-making under a king's command that reads like a classic Star Trek space battle."

"A duology that defies easy categorization, but reaches beyond genre definitions to entice readers from military sci-fi, and political sci-fi circles alike."
-D. Donovan - Midwest Book Review

"They poisoned his planet, massacred his people, and violated his mother.

Now, they're coming for him.

A bastard prince, born to a dishonored queen, Zrahnz is the last hope of a dying world nearly decimated after a treacherous interplanetary betrayal.

He was denied his rule, denied his birthright, and denied the one truth that would save his life.

He wasn't supposed to survive, he wasn't supposed to fight, and he wasn't supposed to receive, the
RITES OF HEIRDRON

D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review "Rites of Heirdron is a powerful fantasy telling. Its dual focus on changing worlds and hearts moves deftly from personal to political realms. It's a recommended pick for readers who like their sci-fi spiced with more than light romance, but who want that romance wrapped in the heavier cloak of sacrifice, duty, and life-changing decisions."

R Dzemo for Readers' Favorite "Newland Moon has the gift of integrating strong themes like love, friendship, loyalty, faith, and redemption into a beautiful story in a seamless manner. The writing is flawless, crisp, and tight, with vivid descriptions that capture the intense action excellently."

Orbs of Trenihgea: Book II

After an interplanetary betrayal nearly decimated his world, Zrahnz struggled to protect his people and reclaim his legitimacy as their ruler.

Now, he has vowed to defend the Triax planets torn asunder by a corrupt galactic council, and the "shadow whisperers" who've manipulated them all.

Allied with First Commander Lezayen and his QuNytwanian fleet, Zrahnz must unite the factions that deceived them in the past. The ensuing battle is for more than the survival of Triaxeyn, it's for the liberation of the galaxy.
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About the author

Aaron-Michael Hall is an award-winning author who enjoys writing diverse epic fantasy with a grimdark edge, high fantasy, and science fantasy romance. The debut novel, The Rise of Nazil is a Readers' Favorite award winner (2017), and has won numerous reader awards. Now, when she's not enjoying her favorite authors (Octavia Butler, Michael Moorcock, Robert Jordan, NK Jemisin, RA Salvatore, Brandon Sanderson, etc.), being super mom, wrangling stampeding miniature dachshunds, or managing her 9 to 5, she's interweaving genres, creating languages, and adding just the right edge to keep you turning pages. https: //aaronmichaelhall.com

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Publisher
Xtabyren Publishing
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Published on
Dec 16, 2018
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Pages
376
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ISBN
9781732979420
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Romantic
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Exploration
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Finally, the centuries old conflict must be addressed by any means necessary. A long-standing suspicion that there are traitors within human ranks who had been orchestrating the conflict between the Allied civilizations and the Shoultain Warlords, must be either confirmed—or disproved. Many highly-placed political and military figures believe that a war between the galactic human civilizations and the non-human aggressors is inevitable…but one last desperate bid at fragile peace must be made before billions are condemned to death; or worse—slavery in the internment camps of the Shoultain Warlords.

A convoy, delivering the much needed food staples and medical supplies to six enemy occupied worlds is deemed to be just the thing. It will be escorted by two dozen quick-strike fighters. They are the real bait. One of the escort ships will have Karin and Kitaya at the navs.

For the first time since they've met in a Synoor jungle, they're going out on assignment—together. It's a test and a trap. And they both know it. However, they've met under inhospitable circumstances and still managed to forge a friendship that transcends all barriers. Both are survivors with a bloody past that had prevented them from dealing with their individual traumas…but it's possible now that the fleet officer with questionable taste in women, might just be the right tool to put a different spin on danger. At least that holds true for Kitaya. For Karin, however, all relationships tend to end in tragedy.

"This is a complex plot at its best. The character development is perfect."
-Readers' Favorite

“This is the best epic fantasy I’ve read in over a decade."
-Amazon

"Should be shelved next to the works of R.A. Salvatore and J. R. R. Tolkien."
-Mudville Dames Fantasy Blog 

Haunted by his past. Trapped by his heritage. Led by his heart.

Faélondul is destined for war. A world ruled by Nazilians and their indomitable Chosen Guard, led by Pentanimir Benoist: a battle-seasoned warrior driven by honor and devoted to his people.

When his ruler, Draizeyn Vereux, plots to exterminate the humans, Pentanimir’s life is thrust into a vortex of unspeakable conflict. Haunted by ghosts of his past, Pentanimir struggles to honor his vows while retaining his soul.

His forbidden love for Brahanu, a human, is the catalyst for this war. Betrayed by his allies, bound by his honor, and led by his heart, Pentanimir leads a battle for the whole of Faélondul: a battle that resurrects an ancient threat that can consume both Nazilian and human.

What victory can you claim when the enemy you must defeat lies within you?

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“Faélondul is a world imbued with good and evil, that permeates through richly layered social strata. Desire, ambition, greed, each masterfully manifested in a host of vividly rendered characters that make for a riveting read whilst neatly sidestepping the pitfalls of predictability.”  

“The Rise of Nazil is a complex work, combining the cadence and richness of “old school” fantasy with the violence, intricate treacheries, and modern sensibilities of The Game of Thrones.”


*Intended for MATURE readers*

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