Friday, October 3, 2014

AEGIS RISING by S. S. Segran (#AegisTour)


As the three worlds collide, unlikely heroes arise...


Publication Date: November 15, 2013
Genre: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Over a remote northern forest, a small plane carrying five teenage friends flies into a freak storm. Struck by lightning, the aircraft crashes and the passengers find themselves cast into a life-changing adventure.

In a hidden valley, a mysterious people gaze at the stormy sky as a glowing object with fiery wings disappears behind a mountain ridge. The astonishing sight reignites an ancient prophecy foretelling the arrival of five chosen ones destined to become bearers of light against a dark storm gathering on humanity's horizon.

In a distant city, a secretive organization led by a shadowy figure initiates a sequence of cataclysmic events designed to wreak havoc across the planet, beginning with a remote mining site in northern Canada.

As the three worlds collide, unlikely heroes arise. Armed with powers entrusted to them by the ancient prophecy and the resilience of their life-long bond, the five teens take a stand against a malevolent foe.

PROLOGUE

The sleek, imposing vessel traversed the night, making hardly a sound as it sliced through the dark waters. The smooth, curved lines of its magnificent hull attested to the legendary workmanship of its builders. Its elongated prow, shaped like the talon of an eagle, reached ahead in the chilly air as if warding off shadows of misfortune. A soft glow spilled into the night from the living quarters above deck and rolled over the weathered railings, illuminating the ship with a ghostly sheen.

The exhausted commander on board the ancient vessel slouched against a mast, taking a sip of his elýrnì, a fermented beverage known only to his people. Grimly, he reflected that he would have to help his companions at the oars again in a little while.

He glanced up at the sky, noting the faint light the moon cast on the deck as it darted between large, shapeless clouds. The journey had been long, very long. Never again would the skipper want to go through that. They’d endured four moon cycles through rough seas and vicious storms. He shook his head and took another swig from his mug. At least it will be coming to an end soon, the captain thought in relief. We will find tranquility and start anew in this vast land— that much I know.

High up on the ship’s mast, a man appearing to be in his late thirties scratched his shortly-trimmed beard and rested his elbows against the railing. A cousin of the captain, he wore a long black coat with a golden hood which he pulled up, throwing his face into the shadows. The captain had come up earlier, offering him a drink. He’d politely declined and sunk into his own world. The horrific images came back to haunt him, as they had so many times throughout this voyage. He remembered everything as though the horrors from four months back happened just yesterday... (Prologue continues)…



S.S.Segran is the bestselling author of AEGIS RISING, the first book in the Aegis League Series. In crafting the premise for the novel, she drew from the inspiring imagery of the Pacific Northwest, the intriguing potential of the human mind and above all, her abiding love for adventure, science fiction and mystery stories. She enjoys drawing, horseback riding and is an ardent fan of parkour and freerunning. S.S.Segran is a proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets in British Columbia.

S.S.Segran is also the founder of Aegis League (www.aegisleague.org), a non-profit organization whose goal is to support youths living in places and conditions that deny them opportunities to grow. The mission of the organization is to provide life-skills training and micro-loan funding to help them launch small businesses in the communities where they reside. Partial proceeds from the sale of her books go to this cause.


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