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You just turned nineteen. Do you feel... different? Is strange magic happening all around you? Are you suddenly mindspeaking with a sentient animal? In "The Awakened", this could be you.

Sixteen exciting stories pull you into the diverse and unusual world of Grimaton, where the twin moons above might mean a lifetime of change. Join our celebrated authors as they explore the
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 31st 2013 by Dark Quest Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Mi Chelle
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very fun read indeed!

If you have a love for fantasy & science fiction, then this is a great addition to your collection. Each story gives you a different perspective, and the alien atmosphere of the two moons will add to the mental imagery to be sure. It's a breath of fresh air from new names to add to the arsenal of literary creators. Story #1 really moved me, I thought, "This is going to be my favourite story." but as it went on, I found myself intrigued to read further. This is what my
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Kevin Glusing
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This collection of stories brings the world of Grimaton to life in remarkable ways. Each of the authors sheds light on a different piece of the world that leaves you wanting to read more about their characters.

In the world of Grimaton, 19-year-old men and women are sometimes gifted with unimaginable talents. Some of these gifts take the form of a bond to an unsuspecting animal. Others manifest as the ability to change the world in a small way.

But not all of these stories are centered on
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Cape Rust
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
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The Awakened is a fantasy fiction anthology edited by Hal Greenberg and Neal Levin and published by Samurai Sheepdog.
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Sixteen authors playing in the same sandbox, what could possibly go wrong? Actually very little, The Awakened is a collection of stories set in a world where some people gain amazing powers on their 19th birthday. Some of these powers involve the acquisition of an animal companion who behaves more like
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Theresa Needham fehse
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Free book for honest review. juliesbookreview.blogpsot.com

You just turned nineteen. Do you feel... different? Is strange magic happening all around you? Are you suddenly mindspeaking with a sentient animal? In "The Awakened", this could be you.

Sixteen exciting stories pull you into the diverse and unusual world of Grimaton, where the twin moons above might mean a lifetime of change. Join our celebrated authors as they explore the world of The Awakened and spotlight the heroes, the villains, and
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Jennifer
Mar 20, 2015 rated it liked it
You just turned nineteen. Do you feel... different? Is strange magic happening all around you? Are you suddenly mindspeaking with a sentient animal? In "The Awakened", this could be you.

Sixteen exciting stories pull you into the diverse and unusual world of Grimaton, where the twin moons above might mean a lifetime of change. Join our celebrated authors as they explore the world of The Awakened and spotlight the heroes, the villains, and the magic; where a random few may find themselves bonded
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Pam Peterson
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great read! All the stories were interesting, some exceptionally so, in particular I really liked Litha Mabon by Rai Smith. It was a nice change of pace to see the main character in her story to be, shall we say aggressive? Litha's ability is near terrifying in it's complexity. Can't wait for the sequel! Hunger by Jaleigh Johnson is a good read as well, I love the mind speak between Avara and her bear!
Hal Greenberg
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I read the other stories and loved them, here is a review of the book from a role player's perspective: http://roleplayerschronicle.com/?p=41593
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Hal Greenberg is a five-time ENnie nominated game designer who is VP, AD, designer and writer for Samurai Sheepdog. It can be found at http://samuraisheepdog.com.
Hal has been a guest speaker at Necronomicon, Salty Bay Con and GenCon and has been honored to work with many of today’s leading writers and designers, including but not limited to: Monte Cook, Todd Lockwood, Ed Greenwood, Richard Lee
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