What do you think of when you hear the words ‘fairytale’? A story with beautiful castles and wide pastures as far as the eye can see? Princes and princesses? Knights in shining armor on their horses? Most people think of those scenarios when they read a fairytale and expect to read such. But this is not that kind of story.
Beloveds: The Birth tells the story of three childhood best friends, Habiba, Suki and Luvyna with at least two things in common: their mothers (also best friends) and the meaning of the girls’ names. In the far-off city of Black Starlight, things are alright in the girls’ lives until trouble is on the horizon in the form of pious extremists looking to destroy whatever peace and harmony the Beloveds have. With hardships at every corner and a threat of a looming death, the Beloveds struggle to hold on to what they have so dear in this thrilling, chilling tale that subverts the innocence of usual magical girl fairy-tale-esque lore, from the mind of Minister George Hallman, HKt.B.
About the author: Minister George L. Hallman, HKt.B was born in Chicago, IL. and spent his childhood telling fantastic tales with an ethereal twist, as most of Minister Hallman’s stories are derived from his dreams and transferred onto paper. A former Gallery 37 and Chicago Symphony Orchestra participant, Minister Hallman has always had a knack for graphic design, as well as writing. Min. Hallman resides in Chicago, IL. with his playful cat Gizmo and girlfriend Bo Pierre. Beloved: The Birth is the first book penned by Minister George L. Hallman.