N. D. Hansen-Hill

Excerpts from Published Books

Elf
2003 Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominee
BOOK ONE OF THE ELF CHRONICLES
"The only way to take charge of your destiny is to create it." His fatherís words.
Alexander Brody is sure he has everything under control, including his "destiny". Andrew Brodyís rather cryptic reference has no real bearing on his future...
...until the day hellhounds spring from nowhere to hunt him down - and creatures the Earth has never seen mark him for death. Zander can no longer ignore his fatherís warning, any more than he can ignore the traits which distinguish him from other men.
Zander is discovering he has a new destiny to face, but first he must determine who - and what - he is. [excerpt] Buy my stuff at Lulu!print or ebook

Trolls
BOOK TWO OF THE ELF CHRONICLES
"We all have our gifts..."
Gifted, or cursed? For years, Sebastian Devery and his friends have successfully hidden their talents. It is only now that questions are being asked...questions whose answers lie in a world far distant.
Recently, things have been getting out of hand. Deveryís lost control, and his latest disaster is witnessed by the very people he fears most. Concerned with exposing the others, and lured by a voice from the past, Devery runs.
Where heís going, no one can follow, and mercy is a minimal commodity. He doesnít realise heís being hunted, in a world other than his own - or that his "gift" is prized, and despised, in both places.
Contrary to his plans, he wonít be going alone. Gifts other than his own will be needed...
...to restore the magic to a broken world. [excerpt]

Grave Images
2003 Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominee
BOOK ONE OF THE GRAVE IMAGES SERIES
Nothing in Jarron Marshallís past could have prepared him for the terror of his present. For visions, living eyes were never meant to see. For voices, better left unheard.
As he becomes trapped in a power play between science and technology, Jarron finds itís not the only battle heís caught in - and that power plays arenít limited to the living. [excerpt]

Graven Image
BOOK TWO OF THE GRAVE IMAGES SERIES
Jarron would be the first to admit his perspective is twisted, and his outlook skewed. He's suffered some brain damage, but it hasn't affected his intellect, or his motor skills. Instead, it has opened the doors to a world he's never known - a world he doesnít want to know. One where the dead walk with the living, and the difficulty lies in keeping them apart.
Heís doing his best to deal with it. To keep his questionable abilities sequestered, and his ghostly visitors from getting out of hand. Itís all just a matter of control.
Control he still doesnít have. [excerpt]

Grave Imagery
BOOK THREE OF THE GRAVE IMAGES SERIES
For the first time in months, Jarron Marshall is beginning to think of himself as gifted, rather than cursed. If he can act on his visions, to stop disaster before it strikes, he can largely preclude his ghostly (and ghastly) manifestations. His success depends on finding the means to amend his dreams - and challenge their Grave Imagery.[excerpt]

Light Play
BOOK ONE OF THE LIGHT PLAY TRILOGY
Rick learns that survival isn't enough when a virus is bio-engineered - when it's the accidental byproduct of experiments blending plant and animal genes. Survival is only the beginning. He has yet to salvage a life from the terrifying side-effects of the infection. Then he must decide how far he's willing to go to stop the spread of the disease, and whether he's still human enough to make sacrifices for his race. [excerpt]

Light Plays
BOOK TWO OF THE LIGHT PLAY TRILOGY
Rick Lockmannís problems are far from over. He is no longer fully human. Not only are his physical needs different, but he has to come to terms with his mutant status - and the knowledge that he harbours the worldís most valuable DNA within his cells. DNA that some people will do anything to possess. [excerpt]

Lightning Play
BOOK THREE OF THE LIGHT PLAY TRILOGY
In Lightning Play (book three), Rick realises that, whatever his genetic potential for feeding the world, it wonít matter if thereís no one left to feed. The virus (WTV) is aggressive, and may well be unstoppable. Rick knows he needs to act soon to avoid becoming - quite literally - the last man on Earth. [excerpt]

Trees
BOOK ONE OF THE TREES SERIES
Trees is a story of accidental mutation, ancient traditions, and love that endures on the brink of disaster. It is designed to celebrate the unexpected, in a world where everything that can go awry, will. Confusion and frustration reign as good and evil, science and myth, battle to triumph.
In Trees, heroes are found in the most unexpected places. [excerpt]

Crystals
BOOK TWO OF THE TREES SERIES
In Trees, the battle was between science and myth. Now, in Crystals, the conflict goes on, with rules drawn from another dimension. This time, the outcome is a matter of life or death, and victory may hinge on something as insignificant as the shimmering facet of a crystal.
The story continues. [excerpt]

Mud
BOOK THREE OF THE TREES SERIES
Mud, Book III of The Trees Series: Peterís friends are violently ejected from his world, only to find themselves in a land of pink-tinged fog and flaming trees, triple moonscapes and eye-burningly bright skies - a land as unbelievably deadly as it is beautiful.
What begins as an unnatural mistake, soon becomes a race for survival: a race against injury, starvation, and death. The story continues. [excerpt]

Shades
BOOK FOUR OF THE TREES SERIES
Peter Trevick and his friends have only recently returned from a world dominated by pink fog, flaming trees, voracious mud, and hellish cherubs. A land where threats lie hidden in the murk, and danger beckons with a childís visage. Now, they are at home, where everything should be as it seems.
Little does Peter suspect that - if it comes to "hellish" - his adventures are far from over. They are, unfortunately, just beginning... [excerpt]

Fire
BOOK FIVE OF THE TREES SERIES
In Fire, Book V of The Trees Series, Peter has more than his future preying on his mind. There is something outside the door, that would like to prey on his body, too.
Peter is about to learn that fire burns insatiably - but the result is not always flame... [excerpt]

Light
BOOK SIX OF THE TREES SERIES
In Light, Book VI of The Trees Series, hope lies nearly crushed in the darkness - trapped beneath rock debris, and sliced by cadaverous claws. There are creatures of the dark, who might not be nearly as threatening - given a little light... [excerpt]

Vision
Dustin Mallory is a man trapped by the past. He is no more a victim than his friends, whose reach extends beyond the grave, or whose thoughts take unwanted strolls through other peopleís minds.
If the past can come forward enough to taunt Malloryís present, is there a chance he can influence it? Alter a fate thatís too harsh to accept?
Or will he spend the rest of his life hovering between reality and revelation? Dependent on strangers for his personal salvation?
It is what he now fears most - that he has no future. That heíll become a victim of his own aberrant genes, to spend his days forever lost in visions... [excerpt]

Static
2003 Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominee
Nate Leighton lives in a world full of static. Heís a victim of his own surplus bioelectricity, but heís always sought to hide his problem - the original mechanical man in an age where electronics rule.
When heís stranded without his medication, Nate begins to discover how severe his problem can be. His existence becomes a nightmare of voracious rodents, arcing electricity, and shifting lights. It's too late to hide. Too late to run. Too late for anything, except fear... [excerpt]