Review and Release of Kurintor Nyusi

Finally, after several months of editing and perfecting the manuscript to be exactly how I want it, my new diverse fantasy Kurintor Nyusi is ready for release!

Kurintor Nyusi is a diverse fantasy without my usual grimdark edge. My son has been asking for years to read one of my novels. With that in mind, I wanted to craft a tale that would possess the same depth, multi-layered plot, creative world-building, and exceptional characterization as my previous works, without the more…well…graphic elements that could scar a child for life. He’s only eleven, after all. Kurintor Nyusi delivers that and more!

The official launch date is March 14, 2018. Why? Well, for two outstanding reasons: #1 it’s Albert Einstein’s birthday (my son’s favorite). #2 it’s pie day. PERFECT! No Ides of March for me.

I’ll have links to this fantastic new fantasy soon! You can read an early review from D. Donovan, senior reviewer of Midwest Book Reviews.

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Midwest Book Review

“Many epic fantasy reads hold the same familiar trappings: destiny redirects a young life, heritage dictates its obstacles, the protagonist either rebels against or struggles to achieve his birthright, and new abilities come into play to change everything.

Kurintor Nyusi takes a different approach, adopting a focus on protagonist choices in the face of changing circumstances and emphasizing these changing options at different points during the tale.

The battles aren’t just physical confrontations, and they don’t always take place in the arena of a physical world, either. That’s just one powerful piece in a story that winds through threats and arrogance, strong female characters who wield swords and defy death, and one savvy girl’s devotion to her Da and her self.

One strength to note in the course of these events is the language Aaron-Michael Hall employs to describe scenes and characters: “Druehox was a smug churl who wouldn’t have given her the time of day had she wanted his attention. Since the opposite was true, his advances bordered on stalking. Every night, he appeared to have a different woman’s company. They doted and sniffed behind him as if he was the ruler of the twelve kingdoms.” An attention to atmosphere and psychological insights is just one of the strengths that lend a touch of the fantastic to even ordinary scenes and descriptions.

Another strength lies in the story line’s emphasis on developing mental as well as physical prowess. The descriptions of training and battles are well done, as are the explorations of how such training occurs on different levels. These insights influence into other kinds of preparations for survival against all odds: “You have to be aware of your battlefield, Damali,” he lectured, using his cover to mask his position. “There’s more to combat than speed and brute force. Use your mind and harness your true abilities.”

 From the loss of parents and the desire to carry on their teachings to unexpected new beginnings “Once the gate closed, Alyelu grinned. “I’ve shattered the mirror, Father, and buried the past. With your death, I’ll truly begin to live.”
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is replete with subplots that cover various forms of choice and transformation.

Wind these elements into an epic fantasy filled with satisfying battles, confrontations with self and others, and changing ties between present, past, and future for a powerful saga especially recommended for epic fantasy fans who like their action-packed stories seasoned with examinations of personal power and how that is cultivated.”

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Fantasy Fiends Podcast Interview

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There wasn’t any better way to begin my new year than an interview with The Giant and the Gnome! If you don’t know these two gents, you should. Andy Peloquin and Stevie Collier are the creative minds and talent behind the award-winning Fantasy Fiends Podcast.

Every week, they have a new guest and interesting topic. I was fortunate enough to discuss language creation in fantasy and beyond. You can listen to this fun and exciting interview below! As a special treat, we acted out a scene from my upcoming diverse epic fantasy, Kurintor Nyusi toward the end of the show.

Visit their YouTube page, like and subscribe! You won’t be sorry.

Enjoy the full episode HERE.

Outlanta Convention

Where will I be this weekend? I will be at the amazing Outlanta Convention May 12th – 14th at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, GA.

15002501_735727426586906_5790235716610344788_oCome out and join the fun for an action-packed weekend! Do not forget to stop by the Dealer’s room and visit my booth. I will always have a warm smile, peppermints, fun stories, and friendly hugs. Oh, do not forget about the great novels and swag!

Hope to see you there.

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I am waiting for you!

Write On Podcast Interview

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I recently had the pleasure to sit down with an exceptional author and Write On podcast host, Tom Fallwell. Click the link below to download and listen to this phenomenal interview!

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“The debut episode of Write On with Tom Fallwell features an interview with the incomparable Aaron-Michael Hall, a Book Review of Magnolia Secrets by Beth Hale, and a couple of Book Readings: The Redoubt by Devorah Fox, read by Angela B. Chrysler, and The Winter That Follows by L.G. Surgeson, read by the author.”

Do not forget to follow the podcast. The coming line-up is amazing! Write On!

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The Rise of Nazil – .99 Book Promotion

In celebration of the Brain to Books Cyber Convention, I have discounted my award-winning Epic Fantasy novel The Rise of Nazil to only 0.99 for a limited time!

coverImmerse yourself in the fantastical land of Faélondul and allow the multilayered characters, dense and intriguing plot, Faélondulian terminology, scenery, and wonderment transport you from the everyday to an Epic world that you will never desire to leave!

The Rise of Nazil is “the BEST read of 2015.” It is…

“Crafted like a mound of gems picked from the best in genre, The Rise of Nazil makes for a scintillating read. Boding well for future releases from Aaron-Michael Hall, it is recommended without reservation.”

“This is a complex plot at its best. The character development is perfect.”
-Rabia Tanveer, Readers’ Favorite

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. Aaron-Michael Hall is a creative world builder with breath-taking deities and a most unique mythos. 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 a richly layered social strata, but few facets of human nature have changed, and he captures them all. 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 the 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. If Michael Moorcock were writing for today’s audience, he might well have written this kind of work.”

Pure escapism is the order of play here and it’s a strong debut which begins at a blistering pace and continues throughout as Aaron-Michael Hall builds a convincing and beguiling world which is both evocative and easy to imagine. Breathing originality into the genre this has to be one of my favourite Fantasy reads in a long while.”

“Author Aaron-Michael Hall is the master of the slow burn—he does not dazzle you with quick resolutions or flashy scenes. Instead, he deftly builds up the plot and the sense of suspense one page at a time. And this is one intricate, richly detailed plot: the multitude of characters unleash upon your senses some sort of a powerful eureka once you reach that point in the book where the story climbs its inevitable climax, and you’re left sitting there with your mouth hanging open, unable to look away.”

“It’s getting harder and harder to separate the wheat from the chaff in this genre, but thankfully The Rise Of Nazil stands head and shoulders above much of the competition. From plot to characters it is a vibrant fantasy that really captures the imagination from start to end.”

Dozens of Amazon reviewers cannot be wrong! However, you can decide for yourself and at a significant discount! What are you waiting for? Faélondul Awaits!

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B2B CyCon Blog Hop Hunt

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Welcome to the next stop in the B2B CyCon Fantasy Blog Hop Hunt!”

Greetings! I am Aaron-Michael Hall, author of the award-winning Epic Fantasy Series The Rise of Nazil and Science Fantasy Romance duology Rites of Heirdron.

Please stop by my booth on Goodreads or Facebook to learn more about me, my novels, enter some contests, and just have some fun!

I’ll allow Angelaris (the AsZar of Afferea) to introduce herself and tell you a bit about my Epic Fantasy series.

Faélondul Awaits!

Meet Pentanimir and Brahanu

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The Rise of Nazil In the 75th year of Alberoth, the AsZar summoned the Guardians. There’s an imbalance in the lands of Faélondul. The Zaxson, Draizeyn Vereux, conspires to exterminate the infestation in Nazil. He plans to eradicate the humans.

But when the First Chosen of the elite guard discovers Brahanu Ravenot near the gates of the city, not only his life but also his entire system of beliefs is forever changed. With the darkness covering the lands, can love—forbidden, yet eternal—save both humans and Nazilians?

Meet Ahvixx and Sahma

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Seed of Scorn is the much awaited sequel to The Rise of Nazil.

Pentanimir Benoist fought a battle after his love for Brahanu forced him to confront the immoralities of his heritage. He struggled to free the lands of Faélondul and end the brutalities against the humans.

Pentanimir’s love for Brahanu was the catalyst for Nazil’s rebirth. Will that same love lead to its destruction?

Meet Ayrmeis, Tardison, and Raithym

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Piercing the Darkness is the third book in The Rise of Nazil adult epic fantasy trilogy. The conflicts and treacheries of Seed of Scorn have led to an inevitable battle not only in the lands, but also for the lives of the Benoists.

With the wraith’s essence embodying one of Faélondul and the coveted blood of Oisin, the gates of the abyss have been breached. The Guardians have prepared their paladins but that preparation has inflicted a wound upon the hearts of the Benoists.

Which side will be victorious when the combatants share the same blood? When their battle begins, neither one can win…without dying.

Meet Zrahnz Uleryn

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Rites of HeirdronThey 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 struggles to reclaim his legitimacy as a ruler and protect his planet. But as he endeavors to unravel the manipulations of the past, a debilitating malady threatens his sanity and even his life. If he cannot save himself, his planet will succumb to the corrupt intergalactic alliances aligned against them.

When a member of a visiting Earth crew arrives, Zrahnz discovers that she possess an integral element that can ease the devastating agony of his illness. Could she be the key to his survival and the future of Triaxeyn?

With Q-1 Raydren at his side, and with the influence of the Oracles, he discovers corrupted truths and a forgotten prophecy. But he must make a crucial, life-saving decision, or else his people and everyone he loves could be destroyed.

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

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Meet Lezayen of Adnamax

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Meet more great characters from my series HERE

Thank you for stopping by my blog! To continue the hunt, please click HERE

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My Interview on Genesis Science Fiction Radio

I was honored to receive an invitation from Mr. Jarvis Sheffield to interview on Genesis Science Fiction Radio.

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The interviewer, Mr. William Hayashi was a gracious and informative host. I will be posting a link to the full two hour interview soon.

If you would like to learn more about Mr. Sheffield’s numerous projects, including the upcoming animated feature, Earth Squadron, please click here.

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If you would like to learn more about Mr. Hayashi’s Dark Side Trilogy, please click here.

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