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The Awakening (Amnar #1)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Everything in Io's life is about to change. She's grown up fixing saddles for her older sister and Daar, the errand-runners in a city on the brink of war.

She believes she's about to join in a fight to liberate the city from the oppressive forces of an Empire threatening to destroy them.

Except she's about to find out that in fact, she's destined to become the next leader of
Published (first published August 25th 2010)
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Recommended by a friend on Twitter, The Execution counted as my first tentative steps into I J Black's world of Amnar, and it didn't disappoint. Originally intending to read just a few pages while waiting for the washing machine to finish its cycle, I found myself on the couch a few hours later with the damp clothes still inside the drum and a finished book in front of me.

Right from the off, Black's strong character development shines through as we're taken on a tour-de-force of the ancient soci
I first discovered Amnar and Ms. Black about 2 years ago, when the previous version of this story was being released as podcasts. I was instantly hooked, and eagerly awaited each new installment of the story.

Now the podcasts have stopped, but in exchange we Amnar fans can finally have a hard copy of the book that we've been following for quite some time now, during its various incarnations.

Amnar is fascinating from the first time you step into it. It's an amazing, incredibly well-developed world
Interesting world, but it 'reads' like the second in the series, not the first. Could do with some more description of the physical set up, and a better idea of the world Io *thought* she grew up in.
Excellent story, I had a difficult time putting it down to go make dinner.
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