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
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.
Meeting and dating two handsome and intelligent men changed Dr. Robyn Atkinson's view of relationships. But waking up the next morning with two consorts wasn't the only surprise that day. She would be thrust into the heat of an alien attack, one that would shape the future of humanity—and the future of their relationship. Would they be able to survive this invasion together, or would it ultimately destroy the very delicate foundation they were attempting to build?
Standalone Romance Stories With No Cliffhanger!
** Standalone short story, no cliffhangers.
A Standalone Short Story with No Cliffhanger!
“This is the best epic fantasy I’ve read in over a decade."
"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?
“The Rise of Nazil is an epic fantasy that should be shelved next to the works of R.A. Salvatore and J. R. R. Tolkien. With sweeping love stories, intense battles, theological struggles, and modern sociological themes, this book was the best read of 2015.”
“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*
Books by Aaron-Michael HallGritty Epic Fantasy:The Rise of Nazil ISeed of Scorn IIPiercing the Darkness III