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AEGIS RISING (Action Adventure, Sci-Fi, Apocalyptic) (The Aegis League Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

S.S. Segran , Gordon Williams
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Book Description


"Astonishingly imaginative and thoughtful..." ~ Samuel F. Pickering, Professor of English & inspiration for the movie, Dead Poets Society ~

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.

Praise for Aegis Rising

  • "RECOMMENDED. A title like this is screaming for adaptation as a successful film..." ~The US Review of Books~
  • "THRILLING!...grips onto the reader and never lets go!" ~Feathered Quill Book Reviews~
  • "FIVE STARS. Unique and compelling. Delivers on every level..." ~Readers' Favorite Reviews~
  • "RIVETING! Takes you on an intriguing ride through mysterious forests and mist-covered mountains to corporate boardrooms and global schemes. Prepare to be swept away on a breathtaking journey!" ~SAGE Foundation~
  • "As a fantasy fiction writer I have to admit that I am a harsher critic when it comes to novels in this genre. Books in this class I feel should be able to captivate the imagination and place you in a different realm. AEGIS RISING accomplishes that and a whole lot more. It is truly a classic in the making!" ~ Michael Beas - Bestselling Author of 'Strump' ~

˃˃˃ Awards & Recognition


> Winner of the 2014 PINNACLE BOOK AWARDS

> Winner of the 2015 FEATHERED QUILL 'BEST DEBUT AUTHOR' Award

> Recipient of the coveted B.R.A.G. MEDALLION for 2014

> #1 Amazon Kindle BESTSELLER - Teen/YA, Action-Adventure, Sci-Fi

˃˃˃ Become an AEGIS INSIDER today!

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> UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL - Exclusive excursions into the hidden world of Aegis

> SHORT STORIES - Exploring the background to the characters in the Aegis League Series

> EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK - Cover art, posters & other Insider-only souvenirs

> BEHIND THE SCENE - Insights and information on the creation the Aegis universe

> INVITATION to participate as a Street Team Member and receive signed copies of S.S.segran's books and other gifts.

> INVITATION to become a part of the Aegis Advance Reader team and be among the select few who get to read the

chapters of upcoming books as they are being written and receive a signed copy of the novel.

˃˃˃ The Adventure Continues!

AEGIS INCURSION (Available exclusively on Amazon - March 28, 2015)

"Electrifying! Charges relentlessly into Hunger Games, Maze Runner and Percy Jackson territory." ~Amazon Reviewer~

Since their return from the Dema-Ki Valley, Mariah, Aari, Tegan, Kody and Jag have tried to get back to their normal lives. Unknown to them, forces are gathering that threaten the entire world - a dark storm that will test The Five to their limits.

If you enjoyed AEGIS RISING, you will find the gripping action and intrigue of AEGIS INCURSION irresistible.

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Editorial Reviews


"Astonishingly imaginative and thoughtful...the book should be read both quickly and slowly - quickly in order to enjoy the rapid sledding of the plot and slowly to mull characters and ideas. Aegis Rising sets a festive narrative table and makes the reader eagerly anticipate a sequel." ~ Samuel F. Pickering, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Connecticut & Inspiration for Robin Williams' character in the Academy Award winning movie, Dead Poet's Society ~

"An extraordinary effort...all the more amazing given the author's age. I was especially gratified by the way she used the teen protagonists' close relationships as the backdrop against which the dramatic events in Aegis Rising unfolded, without having 'love interest' or other typical teen story devices hijack the underlying theme of the book. She's a real talent!" ~ Red Grammer - Grammy Nominated, Multi- Award Winning Songwriter & Producer ~

A title like this is screaming for adaptation as a successful film... ~The US Review of Books~

THRILLING!...grips onto the reader and never lets go! ~Feathered Quill Book Reviews~

FIVE STARS. Unique and compelling. Delivers on every level..perhaps the best sci-fi adventure I have read all year." ~Kathryn Bennett, Readers' Favorite Reviews~

Takes you on an intriguing ride through mysterious forests and mist-covered mountains to corporate boardrooms and global schemes. Prepare to be swept away on a breathtaking journey!" ~Honore Gbedze, SAGE Foundation~
  • #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers > Science Fiction
  • #1 Top Rated in Teen & Young Adult Sci-Fi Mystery eBooks

From the Author

Dear Reader,

Thank you for browsing the Aegis Rising page.

Aegis Rising tells the story of the survivors of an ancient civilization who live secretly in a hidden valley in northern Canada, awaiting the 'chosen ones' from their prophecy, and a mysterious corporation with a global reach led by a shadowy figure who has a dystopian vision for the planet. The two worlds are about to collide and five teenage friends find themselves cast into the middle of this devastating conflict.

Although categorized as a Young Adult novel, Aegis Rising seems to appeal to a broad age group. It is a classic good versus evil story with a modern twist to it. As one reader put it, "Aegis Rising is a unique and compelling novel that combines the youthful camaraderie of the Percy Jackson series with the relentless action of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt adventures and weaves it through a dystopian backdrop of the Hunger Games trilogy."

While it is an honor to be compared to such iconic authors, I have always imagined Aegis Rising to be a unique read for my readers. I am thrilled and thankful for the amazing response that the novel has received from readers across the globe. I am currently working on book two and I am happy to announce that Aegis Incursion, will be available in March 2015.

I hope that you find the intrigue and adventure in the world of Aegis well worth your time. I am very appreciative of my amazingly supportive readers and would love to hear from you! You can connect with me on Facebook at or follow me on Twitter @SegranBooks


Product Details

  • File Size: 2322 KB
  • Print Length: 452 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: INKmagination Books (November 6, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GO36DRQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,359 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
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I purchased kindles for my twin granddaughters and started the tedious process of loading books in them. I came across this one and as per my agreement with their parents. I began to read in order to fulfill my commitment to screen, each and every book, I load up. When I found AEGIS RISING I was intrigued, with what I read on the flap,

It met all the criteria set out for a book that my girl had listed that they liked. Fantasy check, ensemble cast of diverse characters check, major adventure check, gripping plot line check and finally dialogue that isn't hokey, check.
So far so good way to go YaYa scanned it quickly for inappropriate content None, situations too advance for 13 None, and the big one characters dealing with advanced life situations None. Those facts qualified it for a read here is what I discovered. This book is extremely well written; the characters are very realistic and seem to have natural, realistic personality traits and foibles. The dynamic between the friends is not a bit forced it flows as if they have been friends for, well years LOL.

The pace is fast and to be frank while there was a brief moment or two of drag, overall the story held my attention and then some. The story did not get bogged down by the complicated plot nor did I get lost in a maze of characters. Each character was detailed with a history and a soul. In an abstract way it reminded me of the Breakfast Club only more interesting and much better locales than the school library or cafeteria. I feel as if I have found a book that is quality writing. The great part is this is going to be a series and there will be more.

The multiple story lines would be a challenge for any writer never mind a first time author who interestingly enough is a teenager herself.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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“Aegis Rising” is a smart, interesting fantasy adventure story with a touch of sci-fi and five engaging protagonists.

The story begins in the ancient past—500 BC—when a more advanced civilization flees a natural disaster and finds itself on foreign shores. Generations later, the strangers and the natives have intermingled their cultures and created a peaceful, nature-focused haven where people can unleash the power of their minds to develop almost superhuman abilities.

In the present day, a plane crash strands five teenagers in that hidden valley—the Dema-ki—and though they seem to the reader like ordinary young men and women, the Elders of the valley are convinced they are the five saviors from an ancient prophecy who will guide the village through a time of great trouble. As the youths struggle with their newfound life and desire to go home, they will also face danger and betrayal, not only from wild beasts and from inside the village itself, but from a mysterious illness and the operations of Phoenix Corporation in the outside world.

There’s something captivating about the possibility of hidden worlds within our own, and “Aegis Rising” succeeds in building a society that’s not only isolated, but almost mystical and entirely fascinating. Since this is the first in a series, you get enough of an impression of the village and its people, as well as the way they use crystals to enhance their individual powers, to whet your appetite for future installments. The five teens who end up there are more modern and add a nice contrast to the story as they deal with not only figuring out their place in the village, but whether they want to accept the prophecy.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant effort! Unputdownable! May 24, 2014
By Ranger
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I first saw the writer, Shirin Segran, in a TV interview, and was impressed by her well thought-out answers to the interviewer. Intrigued, I bought her first book, "Aegis Rising", straight away.

I know this science fiction book is targeted at the "Young Adult" category, and I'm probably 5 years too old to fit into this group, but even I liked the book immensely. Shirin is a very talented writer, constructs her novel meticulously and beautifully. She has a complete mastery over the English language and this is reflected in the lovingly crafted sentences.

The story is quite fascinating, developed through 3 parallel threads, that are independent of each other, and yet closely interrelated. I loved the character development of the 5 teenage kids, accidentally put into a situation beyond their control and imagination. Their characters are developed very naturally, talking and behaving just as normal real life teenagers.

Complimenting the kids are the mysterious Elders from another world and from another age. Evil is represented in form of a powerful mafia like corporation and its enigmatic leader, determined to change the world forever.

As with all great novels, the theme is "good" versus "evil", and there are no guarantees about the triumph of the good, making this an absolutely riveting, nail-biting, fight to the finish. 5 stars from me and I look forward to more books from this talented writer. And just as another reviewer here has demanded, I hope a sequel is on the way!
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Published 23 days ago by KEN SCHINDLER
4.0 out of 5 stars but mostly a very good adventure. Good young adult series
Some strange word usage, but mostly a very good adventure. Good young adult series. No foul language and the main characters try to stick to their ethic of being the "good... Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. Foulks
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for all ages!
I was engrossed from the minute I began reading. I found it to be an excellent read for both adult and young adult/teen readers. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth Reading!
I very much enjoyed the creativity in this book. Ms. Segran did an excellent job with world building and the integration of cultures, and the outcomes of such, over time. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amy K.
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I loved the book. I couldn't put it down
Published 1 month ago by Teresa Poore
5.0 out of 5 stars all of the Hungry Games series and all of the Divergent series and...
I have read all of the Percy Jackson series, all of the Hungry Games series and all of the Divergent series and this series is as good if not better than all of them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Charlotte Sepulvado
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I could not put it down. If you start this book, plan on doing nothing else for the next few days. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This is a great beginning of a series, I couldn't put the book down. I will definitely be looking for the next book, can't wait until it comes out.
Published 1 month ago by Dizzy d
5.0 out of 5 stars aegis rising
This is a great book. I love the characters and the series. Looking forward to more adventures. You feel like you are right there with them.
Published 1 month ago by Nelda Fagan
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique storyline that keeps you reading...
A very enjoyable read, geared for the YA but enjoyable for adults (kids at heart) also.

It covers real problems for the world we are in now (don't want to give... Read more
Published 1 month ago by NewHope
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S.S.Segran spent a good chunk of her childhood exploring the enchanted forest of a million tales in the mystical land of books. In her early teens, she began crafting intriguing new worlds and conjuring up characters who came alive with the flick of her wand... err... pen. With the publication of Aegis Rising in her senior year of high school, she was surprised by the abundance of time that magically appeared right after graduation. She plans to use this new found resource to expand the arc of the Aegis Series. Her future plans include studying Cognitive Science at university and helping youths in developing countries realize their potential through her non-profit organization, Aegis League (

When not devouring a book or writing one, S.S.Segran can be found standing behind the cauldron of life, stirring a potion made up of chores, parkour, gaming, drawing, horseback riding and--having recently jumped off a perfectly fine airplane at fifteen thousand feet - perhaps skydiving.

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