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Awakening Evarun

(Awakening Evarun #1)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A thief named Talus hides amongst the ruins of Galadash. Hunted by the wizards and their dragons who rule it, he escapes only with the help of a boy. But the boy turns out to be more than what he seems, opening the door to the greatest adventure Talus has ever known.
So begins Awakening Evarun Part I of VI. Awakening Evarun is a six part serial novel. Part II of VI will be
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ebook, 24 pages
Published July 16th 2011
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S.E. Lindberg
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Thaumaturgy is associated with deep incantation of magic, and Tom Barczak is an expert at such language-delivered-necromancy. I had the pleasure of interviewing him on the topic of Beauty in Weird fiction.

Weird fiction pioneer Clark Ashton Smith once wrote: "My own conscious ideal has been to delude the reader into accepting an impossibility, or series of impossibilities, by means of a sort of verbal black magic, in the achievement of which I make use of prose-rhythm, metaphor, simile, tone-colo
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Jaz Primo
Sep 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
I just finished reading an early Kindle release of “Awakening Evarun (#1)” by Tom Barczak. The version that I read included the first four chapters of the novel, and what I read was quite remarkable. First, I’m already aware that the novel is intended to be enriched and accompanied by artistic drawings of the settings, scenes, and characters. Unfortunately, the Kindle version doesn’t include those graphics, so I’m looking forward to seeing those eventually. As to the story, it was written in a l ...more
Ernie Jr.
Jan 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Intense. That is the one word I would use to describe Thomas Barczak's opening salvo in Awakening Evarun. He opens at a point of utter despair drawing the reader down into the pit of it with his vivid imagery of evil wizards and vile dragons. In this he echoes the place that many of us have been in our own spiritual lives, lost, seemingly alone, and no hope in sight. Then, within that endless hole, Thomas begins with a single shining droplet of light and hope explodes along with a fierce, determ ...more
Jenny Hilborne
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A thief named Talus hides among the ruins of Galadash. Hunted by the wizards and dragons who rule there, he escapes with the help of a boy who is more than what he seems, and who opens the door to the greatest adventure Talus has ever known.
So begins Awakening Evarun Part I of VI. Awakening Evarun is a serial novel. Part II of VI will be coming soon.
Tom’s debut fantasy novel is a series of 6 short stories, complete with his own beautiful illustrations. Part I consists of 4 chapters and is a fast
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Tiffany Cole
Jan 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
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If you would like the opportunity to win a Kindle copy of Awakening Evarun (Part I of VI) by January 27th, 2012, just visit the blog (http://fuisti.blogspot.com/2012/01/aw...).

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The world Talus inhabits is a dark one full of death. Wizards and dragons, both ferocious in their own right, made it that way. You can hear them coming from miles away, what with the sounds of drumbeats and cries announcing their arrival. Even if you can't see them, they can see you throu
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Scott
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Awakening Evarun is the first part in a seven part series. It tells the story of a man hiding on the streets trying to avoid the attention of the wizards who rule and their dragons. When he is noticed by their minions a young boy leads him to "safety" and beings to change his life dramatically.

This is the first book I have read the is broken into serialized portions and I don't think it works really well for me. The story just starts to get going and this chapter ends. I will say that I was sta
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Athena
Mar 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
The idea behind the story is very original, and the writing is superb! Tom has a way with words that left me breathless! We follow the story of Talus; a dead prince who was brought back to life to save the dead and fight back against the evil wizards who are taking over everything. It reminds me a lot of the heroic dragonlance books I used to read as a child, and that brought back so many welcome memories. I had a great time reading these books, and I can't wait for the rest of them! I do wish t ...more
Rick Bylina
Feb 15, 2012 rated it liked it
I should have looked more closely. "Awakening Evarun (Part I of VI)" by Tom Barczak is not the first novel of six, it is the first four chapters (30 pages) of the book. A marketing hook, I have to presume, like the old serials. While the first few pages of AE start out promising, it devolves into a series of fast-paced but confusing incidents that tap into a veiled reworking of dramatic incidences in the life of Jesus for meaning. Repeated imagery, vague scenes, a confusing stoning, and a boy (a ...more
David Alderman
Aug 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Awakening Evarun is a great start to what Tom plans on being a six-part short story series. The pace of the story is easy and intriguing, making it a quick read that feels satisfying, yet leaves you wanting more when you're finished. Tom's writing style is definitely a gift and I look forward to more from the author.

On top of that I have to praise the illustrations. It's not that often you come across an author who can also illustrate his stories with such great detail. It's also not that often
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Marcia
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
A fallen prince, a boy who may be an angel, a craggy wasteland, dragons, and dark wizards with "dancing hordes" of followers. Sounds pretty cool, right? That's because it is. This first installment in the series is a short, fast read. I'm looking forward to finding out what comes next.
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My background is an Artist, turned Architect, who's finally getting around to finishing those stories I started writing long ago, when I sat on my front porch as a kid. I write because I can’t not. I write because I want to finish the story that I started, in my paintings, in my poetry, and even before then, when I sat around a table with my friends, slaying dragons.

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