Awakening: Rise as the Fall Unfolds
Publication date: November 12th 2019
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Urban Fantasy
The final five angels have been located and averting the apocalypse means somehow recreating the birth of Christ.
Morgan never expected total annihilation would come down to the actions of five misfit angels. But as each one’s hidden angelic power unfolds, so does the sinister truth… the entire Jesus storyline has been wiped from the collective consciousness, leaving a tear in the fabric of reality.
The final five need to figure out how their gifts are meant to fit together in order to set things right. However, coming to terms with the responsibility resting on their shoulders doesn’t come easy. To make matters worse, the demons have found them and unless they get on the same page quickly, the darkness will consume them all. But how can they make things right when the thing that’s missing happened more than 2000 years ago?
One thing’s for sure. If they fail, existence ceases.
If you love books like Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s American Gods or Good Omens, Joe Hill’s Nos4A2, or Stephen King’s (Richard Bachman) Blaze, then you’ll love Awakening!
“Did you read the latest about the disappearances? Some people are claiming it’s a mysterious purge being done to us by the gods and goddesses. As if they are finally angry with us and the direction we’ve taken. They’ve decided to return and wreak some havoc. Can you believe people are actually buying it?” I ask, snickering to myself.
It’s one of the more absurd explanations, but of course the gullible are buying it rather than seeing it for what it is. Likely a government cover-up as the politicians desperately try to bring the population under control.
We’re on the brink of an extinction-level event if we’re not careful.
Absently, I stroke my growing belly.
Braham laughs, shifting in his seat. He throws me a sideways glance, and I sit up straighter.
I know that laugh—after years of marriage you delve deep into the inner workings and outward ticks a person has.
“Oh, no … no you don’t. You don’t buy that nonsense, too, do you?” I ask, my jaw slacking open. “The old gods? Braham—? I thought we were in agreement about this.”
For the first time in ages, he winces.
My hand flies to my forehead, and my mouth pops open. Leaning back in my seat, I stare out into the abyss of glass and steel.
What is this world coming to?
“I dunno, Cass,” he says with more seriousness than he’s had all day. “There’s something about the stories that resonates with me. Can’t put my finger on why. Maybe it’s all that’s gone wrong for the past few years.”
“I can tell you why. You enjoy conspiracy theories and far-fetched stories. The only trouble is you’re not in ‘The X-Files,’ dear,” I say, shocked I’m even having this conversation.
We’ve talked at length about religion and agree on all of it. Or so I thought.
So many people are enamored by the scriptures of their gods or goddesses, but they can’t see those stories for what they are.
Carissa Andrews is a freelance writer, award-winning graphic designer, indie author coach, and internationally bestselling author from Crosslake Minnesota. She is the President of the Lakes Area Writers Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit for writers in central Minnesota, as well as the owner of Author Revolution, LLC – an organization geared toward helping new authors navigate the waters of indie publishing. For 2020, Carissa has her sights set on becoming a NYT or USA Today Bestselling Author with her upcoming series, The Windhaven Witches. You can learn more about Carissa, her services, and her upcoming novels by visiting her websites: http://www.carissaandrews.com, http://www.authorrevolution.org, or authorrevolution.teachable.com