The Last Faoii
The Faoii have protected Clearwall for generations. With militaristic order and stalwart discipline, these women have reigned in prosperity. But when her monastery is attacked and her sisters slaughtered, only young Kaiya-faoii is left alive.
Forced to cope without the long-standing traditions of her Order, Kaiya travels the country on a mission to avenge her sisters and preserve what is left of her heritage. The search brings her not only to dark discoveries and ancient family secrets, but to something she never wanted or dreamed of: a brother she never knew she had.
Thrust into a war at the heart of a broken empire, the siblings must evaluate the true meanings of enemy, betrayal, and freedom – and the gray areas surrounding each. Kaiya slowly learns the true state of the world outside her monastery’s walls, the dangers of the poisonous army that is slowly covering the land, and of her own innate abilities gifted by the Goddess.
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Lovely and compelling fantasy story
Beautiful world-creating in this story. The description is lovely and compelling, with great strong characters and a solid and consistent pace–no slow spots, no feeling of letdown after the action. Powerful messages about loyalty, determination, and the importance of free will make this an excellent read. Great for YA and fans of fantasy.
– Jill McKnight
Brilliant author offers up enthralling read, start to finish
This is a great read start to finish. The author writes in a way that grabs you and sucks you in immediately. When it’s over, you want more. Would love to see Kaiya’s journey continue.
– N. Evans
The Faoii of Ashwood (A short story)
Once an honored warrior of the renowned Faoii Order, Erika has left her monastery and put aside her weapons so as to lead a simpler life. But when her distant sisters’ war finds its way to her quiet new home of Ashwood, Erika must once again draw her sword to defend her children and peaceful little town–painfully aware that none of those affected by this dark turn of fate would have ever seen battle if not for her.
This stand-alone short of the FAOII CHRONICLES is sure to enthrall fans of the Faoii universe and new readers alike! Available as a stand-alone short story or as part of the ESCAPE! anthology
Tahani Nelson does it again
More beautiful embroidery in the tapestry that is the world of the Faoii. My second time reading this and once again I couldn’t put it down.
– Scott M
ESCAPE! A Writing Bloc Anthology
ESCAPE! It’s something that we all crave. Life is loaded with stress, worry, and regret so, of course, these themes are old friends of the independent writers of the Writing Bloc Cooperative. In the first collection of shorts presented by Writing Bloc Publishing, twenty up-and-coming authors illuminate the varied nuances of ESCAPE! The result is nothing short of pure alchemical gold in the form of the written word.
These twenty gripping tales, running the gamut from science fiction and fantasy to political satire and literary fiction, illustrate the many faces of escape, escaping, and escapism. In a curiously deep look into the human psyche, they examine the urge to leave our present circumstances behind as well as how that instinct both aids and hinders our lives.Drop the drudgery of daily life by diving headfirst into this stunning collection, and you might just find that ESCAPE! Is right around the corner.
**Includes “The Faoii of Ashwood,” a stand-alone short story of the Faoii Chronicles universe.**
Loved this anthology!
Excellent compilation of stories! I would be hard pressed to single out one as the weakest (or as my favorite!), as they are all strong. Each author has brought their own distinct style to the idea of ESCAPE, and *you* will be glad to sit down and escape into the pages of this book.
– Jane-Holly Meissner
Honeysuckle Sky (A Short Story)
They should have stopped sex trafficking on Earth before colonizing other planets.
Raised on Mars, Carsiri had always dreamed of living under a real sky. Now that she’s made it to Earth, however, she’s learned that most Martian women aren’t treated as well as the pamphlets make it seem. As part of the Society for the Protection of Sentients, Carsiri works undercover to save Martians from abusive relationships–but her newest job comes with a deadly surprise no one could have prepared her for. Can Carsiri save her target and herself in time or will they both become just two more Martian statistics?
As Tahani Nelson’s first work of science fiction, “Honeysuckle Sky” opens up an entirely new universe for readers to enjoy. Available as a stand-alone short story or part of the Deception! anthology.
This short story is amazing! The world-building is fantastic in so few words, with a thrilling and heartfelt plot. The suspense enthralled me, especially with the author’s use of an hour-by-hour countdown. Each revelation increases the stakes exponentially with perfect timing. Carsiri’s story is touching and held depth that I connected with, and the overall premise fits perfectly into the sci-fi genre–exploring real issues through otherworldly means. I highly recommend this story–the best half-hour read I’ve experienced in a long time!
– Katherine F.
Deception! A Writing Bloc Anthology
DECEPTION. We’ve all dealt with it. Whether it’s deception of self, others, or being victimized by someone else’s lies, these are all themes that are familiar to the independent writers of the Writing Bloc Cooperative. In the second collection of short stories presented by Writing Bloc Publishing, twenty-four up-and-coming authors illustrate the many facets of DECEPTION.
These mind-bending tales run the gamut from science fiction and fantasy to historical and literary fiction. In this deep look into the myriad ways we can deceive and be deceived, the authors examine how deception can affect our lives, and the lives of those around us, for good or ill.Throw off the shackles of your everyday life and dive into this stunning collection. You might find that there’s more to this book than meets the eye.
**Includes “Honeysuckle Sky,” Tahani Nelson’s first-ever Science Fiction short story.**
I originally bought this book for Tahani Nelsons “Honeysuckle Sky”. A great read and there are many other great stories in this anthology.
– Scott M.