Aaron-Michael Hall is an American Speculative Fiction author (Epic Fantasy and Science Fantasy) working mainly in the Epic and SciFan genres. Her first novel, The Rise of Nazil was written over a fifteen-year span and published in August 2015.
Since August 2015, she has written seven full-length novels and published three. Her second Epic Fantasy trilogy is set for release in 2017. The first novel in The Shifter trilogy is Blood of Oisin.
Since she was three, she has loved to read. Whether it is historical, fantastical, or scientific, she will devour it with ease.
Now, when she is not interviewing indie authors on her Desu Beast Blog at aaronmichaelhall.com, being super mom, or managing her 9 to 5, she is interweaving genres and adding just the right edge to keep you turning pages.
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, Neil Gaiman, 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. Some characters and elements created then are used now in her current series (The Rise of Nazil and The Shifter trilogies). One of her created languages, Mehlonii, is comprised of hundreds of words. For a sample of the spoken Mehlonii language created for this fantastical series, please visit her website (see the Links section below).
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 II) and Piercing the Darkness (book III) 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 first novel in The Shifter trilogy releasing in 2017.
Rites of Heirdron is the first novel in a Science Fantasy Romance duology releasing in 2017.
It is her hope that the readers enjoy the wonders of Faélondul and Ahmezurhran even more than she enjoyed writing about them.
The Rise of Nazil and The Shifter trilogies take place in the fantastical world of Faélondul. As with the best of Epic Fantasy, there are mythical creatures, unique deities, new languages, and otherworldly beings.
Aaron-Michael Hall takes her Epic Fantasy series to new levels of intrigue and does not shy away from some of the harsher realities in our own world.
With her blend of magnificent world-building, stylistic prose, captivating multidimensional characters and superb dialogue, she submerges you in this new extraordinary world. There are hosts of characters that are interconnected and appealing, that add just the right amount of authenticity to this brilliant world of Faélondul.
The Rise of Nazil trilogy is not for the faint of heart or the casual reader. The plot is multifaceted and engrossing. Some brutalities that are committed will make your heart ache. Albeit, through the triumphs of many characters, you feel a sense of balance and completion.
The Rise of Nazil (book I) has been compared to the works of George R.R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie, R. A. Salvatore and Michael Moorcock. With the depth of the plot and characters, those comparisons are well earned. This is intelligent Epic Fantasy that does not only entertain, it challenges the reader to think or rethink in some instances.
One of her favorite quotes: “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” -Toni Morrison
That is exactly how The Rise of Nazil trilogy, The Shifter trilogy, and the Rites of Heirdron duology, were born. The Rise of Nazil (book I) was a book that she wanted to read and could not find. Most of the Epic/High fantasy was cookie cutter, featuring elves, dwarves, wolves, orcs, etc. She says, “There is nothing wrong with that, and I have enjoyed it immensely over the years. However, I wanted to read about diverse characters, new creatures, species, and worlds. I wanted more “realism” in my epic and science fantasy.”
Two other important elements are magic and technology. These are integral for the classification of fantasy and science fantasy. She explains, “Albeit, I grew tired of the overuse of both. Naturally, you expect magical elements as well as brilliant new technology. Nevertheless, I do not allow the use of either to overshadow the characterization and plot. They should be aspects of these fantastical worlds, but not dominate them.”
When she thought of fantasy worlds or future Sci-fi, Aaron-Michael saw more than what she read in books or saw at the movies and on television. Most of the protagonist’s appearance was similar, as was that of the antagonists. She elaborates, “My series does not follow this trope and delves deeper into the humanity, tribulation, and perseverance of all of us. I refuse to shy away from some of the atrocities committed in our world, past and present. Even though Faélondul is a mythical land, most of its inhabitants are human. As such, their humanity shows throughout as does the truths that accompany it.”
(Aaron-Michael Hall, November 2016)
For more information about Aaron-Michael Hall and her Speculative Fiction, you can contact her by clicking on the links you’ll find at the end of this page.
The Rise of Nazil Trilogy
Book 1 – The Rise of Nazil
Book 2 – Seed of Scorn
Book 3 – Piercing the Darkness