Character Introduction: Aljoša Hajjar

Although the science fantasy romance, Orbs of Trenihgea releases September 1, 2017, I’ve been hard at work editing my next epic fantasy trilogy (The Shifter: Blood of Oisin) and writing a new epic fantasy Kurintor Nyusi with Tom Fallwell.

When Tom first asked me about collaborating, I said no. That response had nothing to do with him, but my past experiences. However, I’m pleased that he didn’t relent and we started work on this new diverse epic fantasy. In fact, I’d written over 20k within the first week.

The premise of Kurintor Nyusi has grown dramatically since our initial conversation. With complex characters, new species, intriguing deities, and a dense, multi-layered plot, there’s something to satiate even the most finicky fantasy lovers palate. And with this new world, comes some fantastical characters. For the next few weeks, I’ll introduce you to them and their world.

Meet Aljoša Hajjar.


Usually, when I develop characters, I know exactly how they appear. It’s seldom that I encounter someone who encompasses that image so completely. However, I met a gentleman at a convention this year who did just that. I’m extremely appreciative to Wen and his wonderful family for allowing me to use him as a model for Aljoša.

Kurintor Nyusi has a tentative release date of December 2017. You can check the Desu Beast Blog, Facebook, and soon the Kurintor Facebook page for updates.


Author: Aaron-Michael Hall

Aaron-Michael Hall is a native of southern Illinois. She was born and raised just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Mo. After moving about the country, she has returned to her roots and where this journey began. When she was younger, Aaron-Michael would get lost in the fantasy and sci-fi worlds created by Andre Norton, N.K. Jemisin, R.A. Salvatore, Octavia Butler, Ursula K Le Guin, and R. Scott Bakker. Being from a large family, Aaron-Michael would often steal away high in a tree or nearby wood seeking solitude. While enjoying the peace her natural surrounding provided, she created her own worlds and languages. For hours, she would be lost in the magnificence of her own imagination. Some characters and elements created then are used now in her current series. The Rise of Nazil is the first novel in the trilogy of the same name from this new author. It is an intelligent and intriguing read with a host of characters. Seed of Scorn (book 2) and Piercing the Darkness (book 3) complete The Rise of Nazil trilogy and are all available on Amazon. When asked why she wrote this series, Aaron-Michael simply said, “It needed to be written.” Blood of Oisin is the title of the first novel in The Shifter trilogy that releases February 2017. It is her hope that the readers enjoy the wonders of Faélondul even more than she enjoyed writing about them.

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