READERS' FAVORITE AWARD WINNER
2014 B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE
WINNER OF THE PINNACLE BOOK AWARD
BEST DEBUT AUTHOR - FEATHERED QUILL AWARDS
"RECOMMENDED! ... 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 Book Reviews ~
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.
On a bright July morning in 1948, a B-29 Superfortress flying a top-secret research mission over the skies of Nevada crashes into the calm waters of Lake Mead and sinks into its depths, remaining lost for half a century.
Autumn 2015 - Five teenage friends who had vanished for several weeks after their plane crashed in a remote forest in Northern Canada mysteriously reappear in a small town in Yukon with no recollection of what had happened to them.
Summer 2016 - A baffling contagion spreads across the bread-basket of North America. Widespread famine and riots ensue as this dark shadow marches across the globe, forcing desperate nations to the verge of war.
As these seemingly unrelated events converge, a conflict ignites between the 'Bearers of Light' and the forces of darkness. From ravaged crop fields in the Great Plains to clandestine installations across the United States, intrepid defenders known as the Aegis League race against time to save the planet
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT AEGIS RISING
" In her impressive debut novel, S.S. Segran wields a skillful pen that transcends her youth by crafting haunting prose, vivid imagery, and a well thought out plot to cast herself into a mix of young authors to watch. It is obvious, from the very first chapter, that this is the work of a talented writer who possesses an enviable imagination along with the intelligence to mold it into an absorbing story."
~ Christopher Gill - Amazon 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 Emiritus of English, University of Connecticut & Inspiration for the film Dead Poet's Society ~
" FIVE STARS! Unique and compelling. Delivers on every level... perhaps the best sci-fi adventure I have read all year!"
~ Katherine Bennett - Readers' Favorite Book Reviews ~
" 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 knit 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, Award Winning Producer ~
" RIVETING! Aegis Rising takes you on an intriguing ride through mysterious northern forests and mist covered mountains to corporate boardrooms and global schemes. Prepare to be swept away on a breathtaking journey! "
~ Honore Gbedze - The SAGE Foundation ~
" FASCINATING! Aegis Rising is a unique, story-driven novel. A great read... the pages keep turning."
~ Uma Ampikaipakkan - Producer/Host, BFM89.9 ~