Rise of the Phoenix
An Ancient Armenian Fantasy Saga (A Tale of Hayara Book 1)
by T. Isajanyan
Pub Date 17 Jul 2019
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"We are all pawns in the games the gods play..."
This debut novel by Canadian-Armenian author T. Isajanyan takes us to a time of ancient gods, celestial warriors, and immortal beasts.
When a prophecy brings a priestess to his humble home, Arme must abandon his tranquil existence to become the nation’s only hope, a celestial warrior tasked with protecting an unborn child carrying an even heavier burden than he.
Whispers of invaders threaten the safety of all, testing the bonds of love and the limits of honor, bringing forth the long-forgotten might of the heavens back into the world of mortals. As the flames incinerate all in their path, divided nations and broken families must band together to save the innocent and rise from the ashes of war.
The first in the "A Tale of Hayara" trilogy, this historical fantasy fiction transports readers into a reimagined Bronze Age Armenia, immersing one in true traditions, legends and myths of the region.
"An amazing read. You know a book is unique when you just can’t put it down, well past your bed time. It had me up all night in my hotel room ordering room service because I couldn’t wait until the next day to find out what happened next. Isajanyan has a unique writing style that intricately weaves together a world of myth and reality, until you lose track of which one you are in. Through her characters and places, she tells a story of an ancient people and brings to life a world lost in time, with a modern touch. I won’t spoil the story for those of you who haven’t read it yet, but I will say that it is a must read for anyone who followed the works of Ursula K. Le Guin or Tad Williams, or anyone who loved the Game of Thrones. Can’t wait for the next one to be written!"
"This was my first timereading a fantasy fiction novel and I must say it was engaging till the very end. The author captured human relationships beautifully including the complications that come with it. It speaks volumes about the struggle and the way we see the society in the world unknown."
"Filled with romance, action, and plot twists that made my jaw drop, the book had my full attention. The author has a unique writing style. She made the plot unfold so beautifully. I never thought I'd be so immersed during the battle scenes; it was as if I was a part of it."