Poetic prophecies, detailed maps, and a tense plot combine to make Awakening a rare treat. Although Frost features many traditional fantasy races and creatures, they all have a twist to them, a spark of uniqueness that makes them feel new again. Frost excellently manages the large cast of distinctive characters in Awakening and weaves their stories together through many unexpected twists and turns. While maps are a common feature of epic fantasy novels, they are rarely as effective as in Awakening. Frost’s use of regional maps throughout the book enhances the story and ensures the reader always knows where they are. Both gripping and beautiful, Awakening is the sort of book that fantasy fans only dreamed about, until now.
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