After mankind has failed, will birds prevail? Find out in this next avian fantasy adventure from Hal Aetus, due out in 2022! (Updated 14-Jul-2021)
What if thousands of years in the future humanity is gone and birds reign supreme? And what if, before our departure, we somehow imbued our sapience upon them? What would their society look like as they gleaned our knowledge, built their civilization upon our ruins, and worked out the differences and strengths of their species? It would be a very different world, but would they escape the faults that plagued humankind?
As it turns out, birdkind has created Volatalia, a democratic avian nation with alliances among predators and prey. But the young peace is more fragile than anyone knows, and it falls upon the bravery and aspirations of a few to save it. Vasili, a king from the splinter Stellar’s sea eagle kingdom, wishes to repair the rift between the two nations and bring progress to his society. But even as he forges change, others plot to tear it apart. Follow Tristan, a barn owl, Pepro, a bald eagle, Nyx, a peregrine falcon, and Perry, an albatross, as they are tossed into a plot of murder and treachery in the namesake, mixing-pot, coastal city. They make friends both high and low, discover enemies, explore, grow up, fall in love, and take a stand for a world better than the one threatening to explode around them.
Whiterock Chapter 1: The Commission
I’m excited to share chapter 1 of Whiterock with you and I would love to get your feedback. Have a quick read and tell me your impressions, or give me your critique, below. Enjoy! (Page updated 5-AUG-2021) What is Whiterock? By Hal Aetus ©2018 Hal Aetus (aetusart.com). Please do not repost without permission of the…
Whiterock Chapter 2: The Mission
Whiterock is my next novel, aiming for release in 2022. I have it all written but it still needs polishing so I’m sharing it here, a bit at a time, to get your feedback. Have a quick read and tell me your impressions, or give me your critique, in the comment area below. Enjoy! (Updated…
Whiterock Chapter 3: Journey to Sunrise Lake
Whiterock is my next novel, aiming for release in 2020. I have it all written but it still needs polishing so I’m sharing it here, a bit at a time, to get your feedback. Have a quick read and tell me your impressions, or give me your critique, in the comment area below. Enjoy! (updated…
Whiterock Chapter 4: The Close Caw
Looting ravens attack Tristan on his way to Whiterock. Who will come to his aid?
Whiterock Chapter 5: Uncle Perro
Tristan meets Nyx and learns more about Pepro’s upbringing and his uncle’s colorful career.
Whiterock Chapter 6: Whiterock
Tristan, Pepro, and Nyx arrive at the bird city of Whiterock and meet their hostess, Miss Penelope, a classy magpie with a hotel.