Whiterock

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 myriad species? It would certainly be a very different world but would they escape the faults that plagued humankind?

As it turns out, birdkind has created something wholesome, forged out of unlikely alliances among predators and prey. But the fragile peace is under constant threat of a few with ambitions to rule and possess. The name of the novel comes from one of the crown jewels of the new bird republic– a coastal crossroads city where birds of many kinds live diverse lives and yet coexist mostly in peace. Whiterock focuses on a cast of four close bird friends, a humble young barn owl named Tristan, Pepro, a subadult bald eagle, Nyx, a refined young falcon, and Perry, a heart-broken cast-off albatross. We follow the four as they are tossed into the namesake mixing-pot coastal town. 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 14-JUL-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.

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