The Last Faoii: Book 1 of the Faoii Chronicles
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
Faoii Betrayer: Book 2 of the Faoii Chronicles
Ilahna Harkins will do whatever it takes to save her brother.
Two centuries after the Godfell War, Ilahna knows that the only way to survive in Clearwall is to be faster and smarter than everyone else. She stays on her toes, steals what she needs… and never EVER mentions magic.
Because magic is the way of the Faoii, and witches get burned in Clearwall.
Being silent isn’t always enough, though, and when her brother starts manifesting mysterious powers, Ilahna knows they don’t have much time.
Hunted across Clearwall, the siblings must unbury a lifetime’s worth of lies and secrets with the help of unlikely allies…or find themselves lashed to the pyre like all the Faoii that came before.
Faoii Betrayer is the riveting and highly-anticipated 2nd novel in the Faoii Chronicles.
Available in Paperback, Digital, and Audiobook!
“This worthy sequel to The Last Faoii showcases Nelson’s ability to weave a tight-knit tapestry of storytelling, world building, and character development without falling into tired fantasy tropes. Ilahna is an incredible character and is more than capable of handling her own against any protagonist written in today’s literary landscape.”
A Must Read!
“…I enjoyed Betrayer so much and was drawn into its wonderfully tumultuous world…”
– Vincent G
The Faoii of Ashwood (A Faoii Chronicles 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
The Faoii and the White Wolf (A Faoii Chronicles short story)
Two warriors gravitate towards each other like glaciers. Azil, a young Faoii, and Iraksiri, the newly-anointed White Wolf of Alathi, set out on different paths to save their people from fates worth than death. But unexpected threats and generations of distrust stand in the way. Will the two warriors be able to bridge the divide between Imeriel and Alathi in order to save two cultures from being lost forever?
This stand-alone short of the FAOII CHRONICLES gives readers their first look at the cultures and religions outside of Imeriel, giving new layers to an already-immersive universe.
Avaialble as a stand-alone or as part of the PASSAGEWAYS Anthology.
“My Favorite Faoii Story So Far!”
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.
Misfits and Unusual Heroes
At some point in every hero’s origin story, there comes a moment of trauma, a significant crisis: a car crash, a devastating accident, the loss of a parent, uncle, wife, or loved one. The genesis of every power emerges out of the depths of these horrific, tragic, life-changing experiences. You can’t have drama without trauma.
This collection of stories, poems, and artwork is taken from the experiences and imaginations of nearly forty contributors!
**Includes “NULL,” an all-new superpowered short story by Tahani Nelson**
“A beautiful work of love from creatives all over the world!”
Passageways: Nine Tales. Nine Unique Literary Worlds
You are cordially invited to visit nine different worlds! You won’t need to pack a thing; there’s no passport or visa required, and all expenses are paid. All you need is one book to transport you.
Writing Bloc proudly presents some of the strongest independent authors writing today, happily playing in the universes they’ve each built. Running the gamut from fantasy to sci-fi to horror, these stories will whet your appetite for the longer works these authors have penned.
**Includes “The Faoii and the White Wolf,” a standalone short story of the Faoii Chronicles**
“Fantastic! It’s like speed dating but for literature!”
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
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.