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

S.S. Segran
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Book Description

#1 AMAZON KINDLE BESTSELLER - Young Adult, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Action-Adventure.

***Winner of the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards - Silver Medal for Fiction***

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.

Amazon Ranking

  • #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction
  • #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Mythology
  • #1 Top Rated in Teen & Young Adult Sci-Fi Mystery eBooks

˃˃˃ Praise for Aegis Rising

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~

"A MASTERPIECE. Hunger Games meets The Eye of God with a dash of Percy Jackson" ~The Star~

"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' ~

"If you are looking for a fresh, engaging and unique YA read, this is IT! No vampires, no zombies, no dragons, no teenage love distractions; Only pure, action, adventure, intrigue, mystery, dash of sci-fi, AWESOME characters and an AMAZING plot! This is story-telling at its best!" Jason A. Joseph

"This is an exceptional book that will easily fall within the same realm as other mega successful stories of teenage adventure. Would not be surprised to see this adapted into a blockbuster movie." ~WL Johnson~

"Hold on to your seat and get ready for the ride of your life. The action scenes are incredible and epic, something I can definitely see on the big screen." ~Amazon Reader~

˃˃˃ Unlikely Heroes Battle to Save the Planet!

Jag, Aari, Mariah, Tegan and Kody, make a remarkable entry to the YA universe as regular, lifelong friends who bring a new meaning to the term 'unlikely heroes' when they find themselves cast into a heart-pounding adventure of planetary proportions in Aegis Rising!

˃˃˃ ##Don't miss AEGIS INCURSION, book two of the Aegis League Series##

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Editorial Reviews


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~ 

A MASTERPIECE. Hunger Games meets The Eye of God with a dash of Percy Jackson ~The Star~

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 secretive 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 appeals 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 I am honored 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 at the end of November, 2014.

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!
I can be reached at

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14 of 15 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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12 of 13 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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12 of 13 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars great story
S.S. Segran's latest highly entertaining story will appeal to fans of fantasy novels everywhere! This book truly shows the power of language and storytelling.
Published 6 hours ago by Jacquel Chrissy May
5.0 out of 5 stars Great adventure story.
Received free for an honest review. I really loved this young adult adventure. Five young people thrust into mysterious circumstances at a hidden valley, with overtones of... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Patricia A. Beaver
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I enjoyed this novel. It was great. If you like science fiction, this would be the perfect book for you.
Published 5 days ago by Artislyfe
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-told, gripping story
I think my favorite part of this book is that the group of teens don't find themselves immediately in a battle where they must fight for their lives and the lives of countless... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Heather
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it.
I read about the first hundred pages of the book and couldn't finish it. Some of the reviews said you had to read far enough to get to the good part, but I just couldn't finish... Read more
Published 9 days ago by creakinator
5.0 out of 5 stars spellbinding
Absolutely spellbinding! My wife gets so 'techy' when I come across a book so well written and interesting, I can't put it down and become too robotic for her taste. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Robert De Long
4.0 out of 5 stars rising young star
Just finished this novel and although I am not the target audience at 66 for this genre I can appreciate the effort this brand new novelists has written. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Quig
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
Aegis Rising is a well rounded, nicely developed story. Set in the context of good vs evil, simple life setting of almost utopian feel vs an evil yet revealed person/corporation,... Read more
Published 10 days ago by donald g simpson
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't Really Care For It
Aegis Rising gets off to a good start with an engaging and interesting prologue, unfortunately the subsequent chapters don't measure up. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Kyra Dune
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for all ages! A must read!
I love this book! The plot was original and I loved the imagery of the world she takes you into. As a person that has all kinds of books from a huge variety of genres, I find in... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Liv
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More About the Author

S.S.Segran is the author of Aegis Rising, an award-winning, action-adventure sci-fi novel for young adults. In crafting the premise for the series, she drew from the inspiring imagery of the Pacific Northwest and her abiding love for adventure, science fiction and mystery stories. She enjoys drawing, horseback riding and is an ardent fan of parkour and skydiving, having experienced her first jump in the skies of Nevada in the summer of 2014. She plans to study Cognitive Science while continuing to write the Aegis Series.

S.S.Segran is also the founder of Aegis League (, 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 these youths launch small businesses in the communities where they reside. A portion of sales from her books is donated to this cause.

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