"This is a complex plot at its best. The character development is perfect."
“This is the best epic fantasy trilogy 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.”
Books by Aaron-Michael Hall
- Diverse Epic Fantasy:
- The Rise of Nazil I
- Seed of Scorn II
- Piercing the Darkness III
- Science Fantasy:
- Rites of Heirdron
- Orbs of Trenihgea
- Diverse High Fantasy:
- Kurintor Nyusi
- Coming Soon
- Shadokyn: Blood of Oisin I
- Keepers of Nine
- Shades of Ashemohn
The Rise of the Nazil is Fantasy in its finest form. The breadth and scope of the storyline is of epic proportions.
What struck me about this story were the parallels to the blights of our own society. In the Nazil you see the same elitist paradigm that plagues the most powerful of our own world. The Nazillians mirror the notorious Nazis with their cruelty, but also with their strength and their charisma. At the same time, they reflect the ideals and apathy of corporate America. Nazil is a formidable machine, and when operated by an evil hand it wreaks havoc across the land, taking as it pleases and leaving death and destruction in its wake. But fear not; there is hope!
This story is not all death and gloom. Oh no. Contained within these pages are incredible feats of courage, true tests of honor, and most importantly unions bonded by unshakable love. The Rise of Nazil is an epic fantasy that should be shelved next to the works of R.A. Salvatore and J. R. R. Tolkein. 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.
Warning: Adult Only. Graphic content not suitable for young readers.
This is the best epic fantasy trilogy I’ve read in over a decade. The plot twists, deep characters, amazing prose, superb dialogue, and world building are mere elements in the vast tapestry Hall creates. This trilogy defies categorization. It reaches far beyond what's accepted as fantasy, to catapult readers to a level of unique literary excellence rarely found in today’s ‘copy-cat’ market. Bravo!
The cruel Nazil rule the land of Faélondul in The Rise of Nazil by Aaron-Michael Hall. They are terrible rulers, known for their pale complexions and hair. They enslave humans and treat them worse than animals. Pentanimir is the First Chosen and the leader of a military force that demands all his attention. But he is distracted when he meets Brahanu, hurt and alone in the forest. He is now torn between duty and desire and he knows which one of these feelings will win, no matter how hard he tries. But this encounter changes his perception of what he believes and what is the truth. Can he perform his duty with blind faith, or will he let his heart make decisions for him?
The Rise of Nazil by Aaron-Michael Hall is the novel for anyone who craves great action and drama. This book was a pleasant surprise. I was certainly not expecting something of this caliber. Boy, did this novel change my perspective. This is a complex plot at its best. The character development is perfect; the characters grow and develop right in front of your eyes. The novel is explicit and graphic, but this is all part of its charm. You certainly cannot read action without it being graphic. The style of writing fits perfectly with the theme of the novel. The cover is amazing. This is definitely a series that I would love to read and keep on my bookshelf.