S. Nileson


S. Nileson was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. A grandmother working as a tour guide in Egypt and a father with a deep interest in history introduced Nileson to the realm of storytelling at a young age. In spite his work and studies being in the practical realm of management, Nileson is interested in where idea meets reality, and his stories always stem from reality and are conveyed in a fictional, fantasy in the Book of Kayal series, setting. Other than writing, Nileson is interested in economics, philosophy, history and whatever new technological contraption that is born from the minds of inquisitive people.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
After finishing my military service, I had some free time on my hands while I was on the job hunt. I decided to pick up a hobby and ultimately settled on writing. One thing led to another and I found myself with a complete manuscript a month later. Things went on from there and I kept producing stories, while I was working and during the holidays. Trying to publish was a natural move from thereon.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Reflecting on my life, figuring out where I've been and where I want to be.
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Where to find S. Nileson online


Book of Kayal
Book of Kayal centers around historical figures who have influenced the formation of the Nosgardian peoples and the continent's rulers. The series start after the Second Civil War of Man when the Demigod Emperor Servak rose to power. With him came the new age, one filled with opportunity to those willing to grab it.

First Scrolls of Temperance

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First Scrolls of Temperance
Series: Book of Kayal. You set the price! Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of fantasy short stories based in the world of 'Book of Kayal' with the purpose of exploring moral and philosophical issued faced by many historical figures in the world.
How to be Happy: 10 Tips
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Tips I've picked up, shared and tried over the years to live a happier, more fulfilling life.
Book of Kayal: Houses of Light
Series: Book of Kayal. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,530. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Two parallels are drawn between the Emperor's successors. His eldest son lives in luxury and becomes susceptible to the corruption of the Sky Wing, and his youngest is forced to start life anew, as a simple man living in the forest. Salus, the younger son, embarks on a journey to fulfill his father's wish after having lost all memories of his past.
Book of Kayal: Strength of Unity
Series: Book of Kayal. You set the price! Words: 99,860. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
After emerging from its second civil war the Empire of Nosgard faces a great threat, the rebellious Cult of Naa'tas. Having discovered that their leader had escaped during the chaos of civil war, the Emperor sends ten of his most trusted soldiers after him into newly discovered lands. The Emperor's men struggle to find their target as they enter an unfamiliar land exploited by their adversary.

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adventure    coming of age    dragons    epic    exploration    fantasy    happiness    journey    life hacks    mythical    philosophy    short reads    success    sword and sorcery    sword sorcery    tips    vampire