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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Shawndirea - Chronicles of Aetheaon (Leonard D. Hilley II)

Shawndirea - Chronicles of Aetheaon (Leonard D. Hilley II)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Fantasy Shawndirea - Chronicles of Aetheaon by Leonard D. Hilley II.

Shawndirea - Chronicles of Aetheaon is a fresh, original slant on Fantasy with elements of mystery/suspense. "Game of Thrones meets Lord of the Rings in a great Epic fantasy!"

The Book has been self-published via DeimosWeb Publishing and is available as eBook and Paperback - 565 pages - released in June 2014.

About the Book

Often the smallest unexpected surprises garner the most demanding dilemmas, which proves to be the ordeal that entomologist Ben Whytten faces. While netting butterflies to add to his vast collection, he mistakenly sweeps what he thinks is the most spectacular butterfly he has ever seen into his net. Upon examining his catch, Ben is horrified to discover he has captured a faery and shredded her delicate wings into useless ribbons.

Devastated, Ben vows to take Shawndirea back to her realm, Aetheaon; but he discovers that doing so places their lives into immediate danger. To get to Aetheaon, they must pass through a portal rift deep inside the haunted cavern, Devils Den.

Once they cross the rift, Ben enters a world where mysteries, magic, betrayal, and power struggles await. He must adapt quickly or die because Aetheaon is filled with enchanted creatures and numerous races where chaos often dominates order. And since Shawndirea’s destined for the throne of Elvendale, opposing dark forces plot to prevent her from ever reaching her kingdom again. The faery's magic isn't enough to fully protect them, so he must trust other adventurers to aid them during their journey.

Shawndirea - Chronicles of Aetheaon (Leonard D. Hilley II)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "This was amazing story I loved everything about it. It has faeries, elves, dwarves, humans, magic, adventure, mystery...its just a wonderful book to read the characters are well written as they work their way through the events thrown at them. [...]" - Jen (Amazon)

- "Honestly I loved this book! There was lots of levels to the plots. Some resolved, others just beginning. An epic saga in the making. I love the world the author has created. It is something to behold. Yet dangerous enough I doubt I would want to visit! Each character has his own history and personality. We delve a bit into them all so you really get a feel for the group. While Ben is the main focal point we do jump around. Dark forces are moving through the lands and this first book just starts to scrape the surface of what is to come[...]" - J. Rivera

- "This is a great book!!!! I highly recommend this book to any fan of the fantasy genre or any reader, for that matter. The storyline draws the reader in immediately. The characters become friends with whom you share the journey through Aetheaon. [...]" - Michelle Hightower

- "Shawdirea is absolutely enthralling. It is one of the best novels I have read in a very very long time. I truly mean it when I say that . The imagination behind it is admirable( as always with the author).[...]" - Moonlit Masquerade

- "[...] The world building that was done here was amazing as was the character development. I found the first book in this fantasy series to be a definite page turner and am anxiously awaiting the next installment." - Trish FL Reader (Amazon)

About the Author

Author Leonard D. Hilley II
Author Leonard D. Hilley II
Leonard D. Hilley II holds a B.S. in Biology and a MFA in creative writing.

His lifelong love of writing and science has prompted his interest in creating sci-fi and dark fantasy thrillers. He currently resides in the mountains of Kentucky with his wife and two children.

He is the author of the Darkness Series (Predators of Darkness: Aftermath, Beyond the Darkness, The Game of Pawns, Death's Valley) and The Chronicles of Aetheaon (Shawndirea, Lady Squire: The Fall of Hoffnung, and Devils Den).

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Shawndirea - Chronicles of Aetheaon (Leonard D. Hilley II)

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