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FREE BOOK Review: Awaken His Eyes: The Awakened Book One by Jason Tesar



Book Blurb

Mankind's greatest hero will be awakened!

Book 1 of 9 in the bestselling Awakened series

The History: Thousands of years ago, a renegade faction of angels abandoned the spiritual realm and began their inhabitation of earth. Worshiped as gods for their wisdom and power, they corrupted our realm and altered the course of human civilization. Amidst the chaos of a dying world, a prophet foretold the awakening of a human who would bring an end to this evil. But the cataclysmic destruction of our planet forced a rebirth of humanity. The unfulfilled prophecy faded from the memory of our kind—until now!

The Awakened: The physical dimension is fractured. What remain are numerous worlds moving simultaneously through time, sharing a common history, connected by a guarded portal.

On a parallel Earth, in the city of Bastul, Colonel Adair Lorus disappears while investigating the death of an informant, triggering a series of events that will tear his family apart and set in motion the resolution of an ancient conflict. His son, Kael, sentenced to death after rising up against the cruel leadership of his new stepfather, is rescued from prison and trained in the arts of war by a mystical order of clerics. Excelling in every aspect of his training, Kael inwardly struggles to give himself fully to the methods of his new family or the god they worship. Maeryn, bitter over the disappearance of her husband and supposed execution of her son, fears for her life at the hands of her newly-appointed spouse. Finding comfort and purpose in her unborn child, she determines to undermine his authority by reaching out to an underground social movement known as the Resistance. After being forced from his home, Kael’s former mentor, Saba, uncovers a clue to Adair’s disappearance. Sensing a connection to his own forgotten past, Saba begins an investigation that leads to the discovery of a secret military organization operating within the Orudan Empire.

In Book One of his Amazon bestselling debut series, Jason Tesar launches an epic saga that journeys from earth’s mythological past to its post-apocalyptic future, blending the genres of fantasy, science fiction, action adventure, and military thriller.

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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

This book was hard for me to get into.  The beginning throws me.  You start with a merchant sailing on a ship that gets a bit lost.  His ship ends up being attacked and he survives.  Later a different end befalls him.  The governor of the city ends up on the case.  He encounters the group who attacked him.  The governor disappears. His family goes through a hell of their own.  His wife is given to the next governor.  Her son is taken away and thought killed.  The tutor, Saba, is exiled.  Their lives are completely changed and none of them know how the others fair.

Something else is going on as the author leaves hints throughout the story.  Some of the twists and turns are surprising.  In fact I’m a bit confused in some instances.  I would wonder why that happened.  Throughout the whole book you wonder where Adaire went.  He just disappears.  Years pass as the story evolves.  It is interesting to see how each character’s life changes as they try to figure out what is truly happening.  It was an ok read for me.  I give it a 3 out of 5.




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