JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Aaron-Michael Hall, author of The Rise of Nazil
It was the 75th year of Alberoth when the AsZar summoned the Guardians. There was an imbalance in the lands of Faélondul. The Zaxson, Draizeyn Vereux, conspired to exterminate the infestation in Nazil. He planned to eradicate the humans.
Led by the priestly cast called the Cha, the Xenophobic Nazilians dominating Faélondul justified their brutalities against the humans. But when the First Chosen of the elite guard discovers Brahanu Ravenot lost 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?
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write The Rise of Nazil?
Aaron-Michael Hall: A favorite quote: “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 was a book that I wanted to read and could not find. Most of the Epic/High fantasy was cookie cutter, featuring elves, dwarves, wolves, orcs, etc. 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. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Aaron-Michael Hall, author of “The Rise of Nazil”