hits counter Kurintor Nyusi: Diverse Epic Fantasy - Ebook PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Kurintor Nyusi: Diverse Epic Fantasy

Availability: Ready to download

As the gods battle in the heavens, darkness descends on earth. The Keepers of Nine guide the primordial Kurintor warriors protecting the mortal world from the demons of Ashemohn. But after a god’s corruption empowered their demon goddess, Sokka, her manipulations have brought the Kurintor to the brink of extinction. Can the Keepers of Nine awaken the Kurintor descendants As the gods battle in the heavens, darkness descends on earth. The Keepers of Nine guide the primordial Kurintor warriors protecting the mortal world from the demons of Ashemohn. But after a god’s corruption empowered their demon goddess, Sokka, her manipulations have brought the Kurintor to the brink of extinction. Can the Keepers of Nine awaken the Kurintor descendants in time to defend the Fifth Kingdom, or will the eidolons Sokka has sent forth destroy them? It isn’t prophecy, destiny, or a birthright, that will decide the fate of the mortal world. It is choice. “An attention to atmosphere and psychological insights is just one of the strengths that lend a touch of the fantastic to even ordinary scenes and descriptions.” D. Donovan – Midwest Book Review “I am a huge sci-fi and fantasy fan. Some days I believe I’ve simply read too much in these genres, so it’s just too difficult to find a new writer, book, or series that can really excite or surprise me. Then, on other days, I read a book like Kurintor Nyusi by Aaron-Michael Hall. Suddenly, I’m excited by a new writer and I’m seeing new things in one of my favorite genres.” R. Simmons - Readers' Favorite


Compare

As the gods battle in the heavens, darkness descends on earth. The Keepers of Nine guide the primordial Kurintor warriors protecting the mortal world from the demons of Ashemohn. But after a god’s corruption empowered their demon goddess, Sokka, her manipulations have brought the Kurintor to the brink of extinction. Can the Keepers of Nine awaken the Kurintor descendants As the gods battle in the heavens, darkness descends on earth. The Keepers of Nine guide the primordial Kurintor warriors protecting the mortal world from the demons of Ashemohn. But after a god’s corruption empowered their demon goddess, Sokka, her manipulations have brought the Kurintor to the brink of extinction. Can the Keepers of Nine awaken the Kurintor descendants in time to defend the Fifth Kingdom, or will the eidolons Sokka has sent forth destroy them? It isn’t prophecy, destiny, or a birthright, that will decide the fate of the mortal world. It is choice. “An attention to atmosphere and psychological insights is just one of the strengths that lend a touch of the fantastic to even ordinary scenes and descriptions.” D. Donovan – Midwest Book Review “I am a huge sci-fi and fantasy fan. Some days I believe I’ve simply read too much in these genres, so it’s just too difficult to find a new writer, book, or series that can really excite or surprise me. Then, on other days, I read a book like Kurintor Nyusi by Aaron-Michael Hall. Suddenly, I’m excited by a new writer and I’m seeing new things in one of my favorite genres.” R. Simmons - Readers' Favorite

30 review for Kurintor Nyusi: Diverse Epic Fantasy

  1. 4 out of 5

    Michael Moon

    I have to admit, I’m rapidly becoming a fan of fantasy author Aaron-Michael Hall. I was intrigued by her Rise of Nazil series, which was a complex yet fast-moving “epic fantasy” with great dialog, amazing characters, and lots of twists and turns to the plot. She changed up the pace with the science fiction duology Rites of Heirdron / Orbs of Trenighea which she published under the pen name Newland Moon, and which earned recognition as a IHIBRP 5 Star Recommended Read. Her latest novel, Kurintor I have to admit, I’m rapidly becoming a fan of fantasy author Aaron-Michael Hall. I was intrigued by her Rise of Nazil series, which was a complex yet fast-moving “epic fantasy” with great dialog, amazing characters, and lots of twists and turns to the plot. She changed up the pace with the science fiction duology Rites of Heirdron / Orbs of Trenighea which she published under the pen name Newland Moon, and which earned recognition as a IHIBRP 5 Star Recommended Read. Her latest novel, Kurintor Nyusi, is her best so far, a return to the epic fantasy genre but clearly demonstrating a maturation and sharpening of her story-telling skills. One of the things that I really enjoy about Hall’s stories is the complexity of the characters. The “good guys” are good, but not perfect. They have human failings and sometimes make bad choices. The “bad guys” aren’t good, but the motivations behind their actions are revealed in a way that forces the reader to empathize. The cover art of Kurintor teases, “It wasn’t prophesy, destiny, or birthright. It was choice!” and as Hall tells the story, the choices themselves and the consequences of the choices intertwine for all of the characters, good and bad, mortal and divine. Another enjoyable aspect of Hall’s characters is they are definitely not cookie-cutter or predictable. For instance, the protagonist Nurisha is the daughter of the village smith. Oh, by the way, she’s “bad-to-the-bone” with mad skilz in archery and swordsmanship, but a loyal and obedient daughter and dedicated to her promised husband-to-be. That’s just the surface, as the story unfolds the character’s tapestry is woven into greater detail and rich complexity. And that’s true of all the characters. Aaron-Michael Hall again displays her deft talent for world-building as fantasy enthusiasts expect. In Kurintor, there are multiple kingdoms and priestly castes and original mythologies. The world-building is only there as far as necessary to support the plot. Hall does not get bogged down in unnecessary and distracting detail. A word of warning, if this is your introduction to this author: do not skim. Learn the character and place names and connections as they come up, because Hall does not fill in the gaps all at once. While there is a summary of the names at the end of the book, a patient reader will certainly enjoy the process of making the connections and resolving the mysteries as the plot unfolds. Hall challenges the reader to stay involved, and rewards the reader with a very enjoyable and thought-provoking story

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rosalyn Kelly

    This epic fantasy novel is full of diverse and well-realised characters, intriguing worldbuilding, vivid and descriptive writing, as well as fun-to-read dialogue. It tells the tale of one girl’s self-discovery and ‘awakening’. This is just in time for a looming battle with a wayward demon goddess who tricked a god a while back and is still making trouble.​ The girl in question is Nurisha. She’s the adopted daughter of a retired military man-turned-smith, and has been trained by her Da in sword-fi This epic fantasy novel is full of diverse and well-realised characters, intriguing worldbuilding, vivid and descriptive writing, as well as fun-to-read dialogue. It tells the tale of one girl’s self-discovery and ‘awakening’. This is just in time for a looming battle with a wayward demon goddess who tricked a god a while back and is still making trouble.​ The girl in question is Nurisha. She’s the adopted daughter of a retired military man-turned-smith, and has been trained by her Da in sword-fighting and archery. This kickass female character knows how to handle herself! But she’s also sweet, loyal to her father and to her husband-to-be and trusting of others. When the birthmark on Nurisha’s wrist starts itching, she heads to the local apothecary to get it checked out. This sparks a turn of events that leads Nurisha to discover that she’s actually something much more than she realised, and that there’s a group, the Keepers of the Nine, who are currently searching for descendants of the ancient Kurintor people. The Kurintors have magic and great powers and are the only ones who can fight against the demon goddess. But Nurisha is also being hunted down by those who are interested in her for more dubious – and not so honourable – reasons. There are also plenty of riveting subplots, including Nurisha’s not-so-pleasant admirer who happens to be the town overseer’s son and so hard to shake off without causing trouble. He’s brilliantly described by her Da as a “coxcomb skamelar” who “ain’t worth teats on a bull.” We also see inside the story of the ‘bad guy’ Alyelu, who has some seriously nasty father issues, as well as another young man called Xavion who is also discovering just who he is, and that he is ‘twinned’ to Nurisha (awkward! Cue lots of jealousy from her betrothed). I really enjoyed the chapters with Nurisha, especially the moments between her and her Da. The dialogue was fun and believable and really sucked me into the story. There are a lot of unusual names, places and peoples to take in, which I enjoy, but if you’re someone who doesn’t retain more than a couple of character names then there is a handy glossary at the back to remind you who is who and what is where. There were also a few occasions when the word choice was a bit too complex for me and I had to head to Google! Kurintor Nyusi is an enjoyable, well-paced fantasy for those who love multiple point-of-view narratives and in-depth worldbuilding. This review and more can be found on my blog www.rosalynkelly.co.uk/blog

  3. 4 out of 5

    Tom Fallwell

    Kurintor Nyusi is one of the most exciting and refreshing books I've read in a long time. The plot was not the usual fantasy fare, the world not like the usual worlds you find in the genre, and the characters...well, it was the characters that made this tale a pure pleasure to read. The author has created something very unique, and this is sure to be an award-winning story. Through the eyes of these believable and well-portrayed characters, the reader is treated to a wonderfully enthralling expe Kurintor Nyusi is one of the most exciting and refreshing books I've read in a long time. The plot was not the usual fantasy fare, the world not like the usual worlds you find in the genre, and the characters...well, it was the characters that made this tale a pure pleasure to read. The author has created something very unique, and this is sure to be an award-winning story. Through the eyes of these believable and well-portrayed characters, the reader is treated to a wonderfully enthralling experience, seeing the world through their eyes and coming to care for each and every one of them. We feel their emotions, share in their pains and joys. Even the antagonists. Nurisha, Xavion, Qaradan, Zuri, Alyelu and so many more. Yet, while there are plenty of characters, I did not feel overwhelmed at any time while reading this book. This is fantasy as it was meant to be, not focused on creatures and landscapes, or even on the events, but on the people who live them, and we get to experience it all right along with them. I cannot say enough about how well-written this story is. This is an author all fantasy fans should keep their eyes on, and I highly recommend reading Kurintor Nyusi. I am anxiously awaiting the next book, and if this book is any indicator, the next will be magnificent! It deserves more than a mere 5 stars.

  4. 5 out of 5

    J.D. Estrada

    If I needed to use one word to describe Aaron-Michael Hall’s writing in Kurintor Nyusi, I wouldn’t have a hard time thinking of one. Elegant. This is not the half-ass work of someone who doesn’t know where their story goes. This is a book written by someone who writes with intention, intelligence, and intense emotion. Nurisha, daughter of Qaaradan San has been trained since she was a child to best any challenge she faces in combat. Physically speaking, she’s a beautiful woman, powerful yet humble If I needed to use one word to describe Aaron-Michael Hall’s writing in Kurintor Nyusi, I wouldn’t have a hard time thinking of one. Elegant. This is not the half-ass work of someone who doesn’t know where their story goes. This is a book written by someone who writes with intention, intelligence, and intense emotion. Nurisha, daughter of Qaaradan San has been trained since she was a child to best any challenge she faces in combat. Physically speaking, she’s a beautiful woman, powerful yet humble in that power. She doesn’t look for trouble, but alas, when there’s something special about you, trouble has a way of finding you. Rich in high fantasy elements, you can consider Kurintor Nyusi as the gateway book to an author who promises to bring adventures that breathe their own spirit, their own language, and their own soul at every turn. I described this book as elegant, and indeed it is, but it’s exciting, intense, dark, brooding, and explores moral ambiguity better than most other books I’ve read, while including a diverse cast that feels natural instead of forced. Simply put, one of the best books I’ve read in the year and definitely a book that inspires me to read more high fantasy.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Reese Raven

    The story instantly captured my attention and never let it go. The mystery relentlessly pulled me through the pages, and the characters were constantly intriguing. I love stories with strong, independent women and Nurisha did not disappoint.

  6. 5 out of 5

    N.W. Moors

    Nurisha San is the adopted daughter of Qaradan San. He has trained her and her best friend Aljosa as warriors, an art she will need in the future. Lately, her birthmark on her wrist has been itching and growing; only a journey to Solluna can give her some of the answers she seeks. Meanwhile, the remnants of the Kurintor warriors are readying for a battle to defend the Fifth Kingdom. Xavion knows that the mark on his wrist 'twins' him with Nurisha though they have never met. But it is time for the Nurisha San is the adopted daughter of Qaradan San. He has trained her and her best friend Aljosa as warriors, an art she will need in the future. Lately, her birthmark on her wrist has been itching and growing; only a journey to Solluna can give her some of the answers she seeks. Meanwhile, the remnants of the Kurintor warriors are readying for a battle to defend the Fifth Kingdom. Xavion knows that the mark on his wrist 'twins' him with Nurisha though they have never met. But it is time for them both to develop their mental abilities as well as their warrior skills to face the foes all around them. This is an engrossing tale perfect for readers of epic fantasy. The story moves around between a numerous cast of interesting characters. Redemption is a question much discussed; can the wicked characters possibly redeem their actions? Or are they doomed to taint the good characters around them? The forces of good and evil are a strong theme throughout the story. The author is excellent at world-building, and her descriptive talents show here. From Qaradan's blacksmith shop to the taverns of Solluna to the clamor of the Kumasi port, the reader is drawn into a rich and vivid world. The dialogue is particularly striking. My only quibble is that I would have liked to have seen the story of Goni and Gea moved up nearer to the beginning of the book. It's backstory that would have helped me understand some of the motivations of the characters, but that's just me and it really is probably insignificant to most readers. I can't wait for the next book to see where the story goes next.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tweety Reads

    It was great to read a fantasy novel that has two strong female leads. Protagonist Nurisha has been trained in combat by her father, which comes in handy, when she discovers that she may just hold the key to saving the world from a demon goodness, the antagonist Sokka. Demon God Sokka is determined to lay waste to the mortal world, by defeating The Keepers of Nine and unleashing her army. As a descendent of the magical and powerful Kurinator people, does Nourish have what it takes to stand in So It was great to read a fantasy novel that has two strong female leads. Protagonist Nurisha has been trained in combat by her father, which comes in handy, when she discovers that she may just hold the key to saving the world from a demon goodness, the antagonist Sokka. Demon God Sokka is determined to lay waste to the mortal world, by defeating The Keepers of Nine and unleashing her army. As a descendent of the magical and powerful Kurinator people, does Nourish have what it takes to stand in Sokka's way? Kurinator Nyusi is a great fantasy novel, with a real page-turning plot that build until it's epic conclusion. Your transported into a new world of ancient warriors, Gods, and magic, to join a young women on a journey to discover who she really is and to realise her full potential. I really enjoyed it and will be looking to read more from Aaron-Michael Hall in the future.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Grymm Gevierre

    Aaron-Michael Moon very clearly put some effort into this book. I’ve not heard of this author before I came across this book, but after doing some digging I’ve found she’s got a handful of stories available. I don’t usually dive into high/epic fantasy stories like I did when I was younger, but this author clearly has style and creativity that separates her from most fantasy authors that seem to think Lord of the Rings is a template. The book itself seems to be well-edited, but I will say some c Aaron-Michael Moon very clearly put some effort into this book. I’ve not heard of this author before I came across this book, but after doing some digging I’ve found she’s got a handful of stories available. I don’t usually dive into high/epic fantasy stories like I did when I was younger, but this author clearly has style and creativity that separates her from most fantasy authors that seem to think Lord of the Rings is a template. The book itself seems to be well-edited, but I will say some chapters are completely pushed by dialogue or action, and not really balanced between the two. Still, that didn’t detract or hurt the story at all, just made some chapters quick while others were a bit slower. So this story really belongs to Nurisha, and that's who we start with. She treks through her adventure to find answers (which use the birthmark as a catalyst to kick off the adventure) but really if the adventure is the road, the characters are the shiny vehicle we watch as it zooms by. Watching Nurisha, Xavion, and Aljosa grow in this really made this story stand out, and learning about the lore and history (and Nurisha’s connection to the Kurintors) gave me buy in. I thought it was also nice that a glossary was included, seeing as a lot of the names/places in this story were original. Though I don’t think it was necessary (the author did a good job during the story), it was a nice touch and consideration that most authors have on hand in their book notes, but don’t often include. I’ve read this book in a matter of a few days over the Covid break out, and it was a great distraction from the world around me. I’d recommend this book as a great way to escape our world and dive into a very rich and creative universe Moon has mapped out for us. I’m pretty amped to get into another book of hers!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Stephen R.

    Aaron-Michael Hall is an award-winning and bestselling author of fantasy novels, and this offering is sure to be no exception. Kurintor Nyusi is brilliantly written, bringing to life a rich imaginary world with such vivid descriptions that the reader feels transported to an entirely different time and place. Though the development of the setting and the story is so full that it feels effortless, what really jumps out of this book are the characters, who are diverse, well-rounded, and captivating Aaron-Michael Hall is an award-winning and bestselling author of fantasy novels, and this offering is sure to be no exception. Kurintor Nyusi is brilliantly written, bringing to life a rich imaginary world with such vivid descriptions that the reader feels transported to an entirely different time and place. Though the development of the setting and the story is so full that it feels effortless, what really jumps out of this book are the characters, who are diverse, well-rounded, and captivating. The dialogue within the story flows flawlessly, sucking the reader in and leaving them desperate for more. With this book, Hall delivers an epic fantasy, brimming with excitement and atmosphere. Any fan of fantasy and adventure will love this story, though it feels like a new and refreshing take on the genre. It is sure to be a hit with a wide-ranging audience of any age.

  10. 4 out of 5

    J.B. Richards

    What if you learned you weren’t really who you thought you were, but something more... something much, much more? Aaron-Michael Hall works out that premise in “Kurintor Nyusi: Book 1”—an enthralling Sci-Fi Fantasy read that draws you in from the very start. This absorbing tale of a young woman, whose impending destiny causes a chain-reaction of suspicion and power-plays among gods, rulers, sorcerers, and men alike, is a remarkable work of fiction that—as Hall’s fans already know—will satisfy even What if you learned you weren’t really who you thought you were, but something more... something much, much more? Aaron-Michael Hall works out that premise in “Kurintor Nyusi: Book 1”—an enthralling Sci-Fi Fantasy read that draws you in from the very start. This absorbing tale of a young woman, whose impending destiny causes a chain-reaction of suspicion and power-plays among gods, rulers, sorcerers, and men alike, is a remarkable work of fiction that—as Hall’s fans already know—will satisfy even the most well-rounded and discerning reader. The world of “Kurintor Nyusi” is fully-constructed, taking the reader on a virtual history lesson from the beginning of time, including a belief-system, government, class structure, and social mores that compel everyone and everything from deities to humans to plant-life and beyond. The plot line is highly-engaging and focused while the characters feel as real as everyday people who just happen to, in many cases, have supernatural abilities. As with any work of fiction set in an unfamiliar world, many of the names, places, and terms prove difficult to pronounce or keep straight, but Hall effectively goes through the history of each character and item, familiarizing the reader with their individual identities and places in their universe. Unlocking the key to main character Nurisha’s storied past is the paramount theme of this alternative-world, medieval-styled story, but Hall provides a virtual pantheon of brilliant characters who are just as compelling and vital to the overall telling of this tale as is her charming and strong-willed heroine. Sorcery, magic, romance, danger, betrayal, self-discovery, and action blend so well in “Kurintor Nyusi: Book 1”, it’s a true shame that this other-worldly masterpiece must come to an end. I, for one, am greatly looking forward to continuing this remarkable series.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Smiley Shoes

    Kurintor Nyusi was in my opinion was a surprising and very refreshing read. It was not like your usual fantasy read, in fact i think it is a very unique story and well done to the author I was previously unaware of. There are many interesting characters for the reader to get to know and feel engaged with, primarily the powerful and compelling Sokka. After reading this was a Publisher’s Weekly semi-finalist it was no surprise how well-written it was, and the fast pace kept me enthralled from star Kurintor Nyusi was in my opinion was a surprising and very refreshing read. It was not like your usual fantasy read, in fact i think it is a very unique story and well done to the author I was previously unaware of. There are many interesting characters for the reader to get to know and feel engaged with, primarily the powerful and compelling Sokka. After reading this was a Publisher’s Weekly semi-finalist it was no surprise how well-written it was, and the fast pace kept me enthralled from start to finish. This is a perfect addition for any fantasy lover’s bookshelf. I highly recommend it.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jack Beamesderfer

  13. 5 out of 5

    Amparo Arciniega

  14. 5 out of 5

    Delmer Perkes

  15. 4 out of 5

    Isaac Carlsen

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rubye Gerardo

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mirtha Hermens

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mertie Alvaro

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tyron Hunzelman

  20. 5 out of 5

    Clyde Litster

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ariana Ballew

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lon Shuffleburg

  23. 5 out of 5

    Natalya Knust

  24. 5 out of 5

    Luise Krapp

  25. 5 out of 5

    Stephane Brodnax

  26. 4 out of 5

    Randall Murthy

  27. 4 out of 5

    Felton Turi

  28. 4 out of 5

    Denny Weigleb

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alvaro Couzens

  30. 4 out of 5

    Loyce Pangburn

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.