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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 BESTSELLER - AMAZON KINDLE

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 > Mysteries & Thrillers > Science Fiction
  • #1 Top Rated in Teen & Young Adult Sci-Fi Mystery eBooks

˃˃˃ WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING

"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..perhaps the best sci-fi adventure I have read all year." ~Kathryn Bennett, 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!" ~Honore Gbedze, SAGE Foundation~

˃˃˃ WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

“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. The pacing is great. It starts with a bang then slows down to build the plot and give depth to the characters, then picks up at a furious pace before slowing down slightly to develop two parallel threads and then rockets at break-neck speed to a double whammy climax, ending in a cliff-hanger! What can I say except, ’Give me book two NOW!" Jason A. Joseph

"I could easily see something like this being turned into a movie someday. Gems like this one will surprise and please you!" ~ K.S.Puckett

"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~

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Editorial Reviews

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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..perhaps the best sci-fi adventure I have read all year." ~Kathryn Bennett, 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!" ~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 on Amazon.

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. I am now working on Book Two of the Aegis League Series which is expected to be published in November of 2014.

I hope you find the intrigue and adventure in the Aegis world well worth your time.

Sincerely,
S.S.Segran

Product Details

  • File Size: 1889 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: #16,970 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By CC
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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9 of 9 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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AEGIS RISING by S.S. Segran May 28, 2014
By Rebecca
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Aegis Rising by S.S. Segran is the first book in the Aegis League Series. This is a brilliantly written sci-fi adventure for young adults. It’s a story about the struggle between good and evil. Five teenagers on a small plane get caught up in a storm - Mariah, Kody, Aari, Tegan and Jag. Both engines are irreparably damaged and the plane crashes in a remote area. The mysterious inhabitants help them recover. They discover this tribe has advanced and extraordinary capabilities e.g. healing skills, linguistic abilities,etc. The tribe believes they are the five chosen ones that have come to fulfill an ancient prophecy. In the prophecy they are to stand against a secretive global alliance with malevolent intentions. As the action-packed plot unfolds, we discover it is their destiny. Fantastic read, would definitely recommend!
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9 of 9 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
5.0 out of 5 stars S.S. Segran is a master when it comes to writing...
When I purchased this book for my Kindle I originally got it for my daughter. As I was scanning it to make sure there was no unsuitable content I found myself irresistibly drawn in... Read more
Published 2 days ago by terry stone
5.0 out of 5 stars Book that captures the mind.
A thrilling book, captured my interest right from the start. Kept me wanting to know what was next. Author S.S. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Mark
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut Novel
Aegis Rising creates a great premise, one that is unique, refreshing and captivating. It is a great read, the writing is very descriptive and draws you in. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Nic Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to be swept away
I loved this book! The author, S.S. Segran, has created an action-packed story filled with some original and textured characters I enjoyed getting to know. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Monica LaSarre
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Written Work
This story is very engaging. The writing is beautifully presented to the reader with amazing clarity and detail. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Melanie Broussard
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous read!
Aegis Rising is a great science fiction book with surprising twists and turns. You won't be disappointed. Hurry up and publish book two! :-)
Published 1 month ago by Nancy
5.0 out of 5 stars A Thrilling Action-Adventure Sci-Fi!
A group of five teenage friends are tossed into a lost civilization when the plane they are traveling in is struck by lightning and crashes. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rosemary Goddard
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just For Young Adults
While the main characters in Aegis Rising are 5 teenagers—this series is sure to be appreciated by readers of all ages who enjoy adventure-filled sci-fi and fantasy novels. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joanne S
5.0 out of 5 stars This would make a great movie
Aegis Rising is so strong in character, description, and action that it is enticing to teen and adult readers. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rachel Horon
5.0 out of 5 stars Breath of Fresh Air!
I first really got into fantasy fiction in March 2008 with, surprise, Harry Potter. And while that remains my favorite, I've been intrigued by other series within the genre. Read more
Published 1 month ago by K.S. Puckett
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An avid reader since early childhood, S.S.Segran had written many short stories before embarking on 'AEGIS RISING', the first book in the Aegis League Series. In crafting the premise for the novel she drew from the captivating imagery of the Pacific Northwest, the intriguing wonders of nature and the amazing potential of the human mind. She enjoys drawing and horseback riding. S.S.Segran is a proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets in British Columbia. She is an ardent fan of parkour and freerunning.

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 resources that help these youths explore their potential. This includes life-skills training and micro-loan funding to help them launch small businesses in the communities where they reside.

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