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Ancient Awakening (The Ancient) [Kindle Edition]

Matthew Bryan Laube
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Hell comes home to Jersey.

Seven ancient demons known as the Fallen have awakened in New Jersey after a hundred years. Fortunately for Mike and Ann, so has the one man who can stop them, Joseph Miller. Trapped in a hospital filled with mythical monsters, only together can they unravel the mystery of the Cursed and escape with not only their lives but also their very humanity.

Ancient Awakening is a Horror/Action novel with just the right touch of comedy. It is the first book in the series The Ancient which follows the adventures of eccentric demon hunter Joseph Miller. His job is to defend the human race against seven mythical demons and their offspring. Unfortunately for us, he has been dead for the last hundred years.  Ancient Awakening is followed by Ancient Enemies.

The all-new second edition of Ancient Awakening is professionally edited, 57,000 words, and includes a free preview chapter of Ancient Enemies.

Editorial Reviews


"I don't think you will find a better bargain anywhere than this e book purchase of Ancient Awakening. If you are like this reviewer, you can't help but be caught up immediately in its action packed plotting and its wry humor.  To put it simply, it is one hell of a fun read that you won't be able to put down." -

Product Details

  • File Size: 325 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: CreateSpace; 2 edition (September 29, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RL9QUA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,173 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful

i haven't read a real non-picture book in a while. But, after getting a copy of this book i briefly read the first 2 or 3 paragraphs, however, by the last sentence, i had to keep reading this book. The character is awesome, the pace of the book did not bore me at all. I refused to sleep last night and read the entire book when i got home from work. The story took me to a very dark place filled with awesome characters and i found myself actually laughing out loud to some of the things the characters said to one another. the situation, although grim, the book was really a great fun ride. The only other time I have ever had this much fun reading something is when i would read Hellboy.

If you love all things macabre, demonic, with a little bit of Dr Who and Hellboy humor thrown in for good measure, then this is something you will love. I really can't wait for the second part of this book to come out. I hope they make this into a movie, because the characters are awesome! I had amazing nightmares after reading this book and it sparked my creativity instantly like no other novel has before. A MUST READ!!!!
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect blend of horror and humor July 27, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I recently read this book after reading a few less than stellar books on my kindle. About half way through the book I realized just how bad some of the books I had read were. This book was a joy to read, never slow, always entertaining. Affter finishing it I was trying to recall a book that blended horror and humor this well and I came to the conclusion that I have never read one that did. The closest I could come up with was Origin by J.A. konrath but where that book failed to maintain the balance throughout this book succeeded. I will blind buy the next book by this author and will not care what he charges, I feel like I took advantage by only paying a buck for one of the best books I have read in a decade.
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49 of 58 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Worth a buck? Maybe... December 2, 2010
By Bryan
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So many 5 star reviews of this book... With all due respect to the author, this is objectively NOT a 5 star book.

Frankly, it's probably not quite a 3 star book; it's doesn't quite reach "okay" status. It might be a bit better than the 2 stars I gave it, but I can't give half stars and someone has to balance out the over-inflated reviews.

For one, this novel is very poorly edited. Frequent grammar mistakes are both distracting and annoying. But I can forgive those more than the author's frequent lapses into what I can only describe as "undergraduate" level writing--something a competent editor should have caught and suggested be rewritten. Saying someone sounds "like Ms. Swan from MAD TV" is pretty lousy description; it only makes sense if you've ever seen Ms. Swan on MAD TV. If that were the only example, I'd be nitpicking, but the book is fraught with similar samples of unpracticed, unpolished writing. And once you start noticing them, it's hard to notice anything else.

The dialogue is...not especially good either, and while the characters aren't completely flat, they are, for the most part, simple archetypes who never do anything to break their molds.

But it's not all bad. The story itself has its moments, and if you like action you could pick a lot worse. Despite what some other reviewers have said, it's not particularly funny, but it is full of slavering demons and pop-culture references, so if those things make you happy, by all means get this book.

It's intended to be mindless fun, and I think it succeeds at that; I just like my mindless fun to be executed a little bit more professionally and a little less "I published this myself on the Internet."
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
taking a familiar setting, and instilling that little bit of terror that can still make you run up the cellar stairs and slam the door behind you is something that this story excels at. i read this in one sitting, and have been eagerly awaiting the rest of the story (write faster!!).

a great mix of humor, horror and hospitals. not something you can say every day.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read! September 24, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
This Kindle book found me by accident and I am glad it did. Do not judge this book by the small cost, judge it for its contents. This well written story has horror, thrills, and frequent well placed moments of humor. I am looking forward to more from this Author! Thanks
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You won't be disappointed... July 13, 2010
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I bought Ancient Awakening because of the price and the good reviews, and got more than I expected. This is one of those stories that should be a movie, but only if it lives up to the book. Unfortunately, the author doesn't seem to have published anything else at the time of this review.

Ancient Awakening wastes no time getting to the action, with some comedy and a lot of monsters thrown in. The author even does some reinvention of traditional monster folklore that works surprisingly well.

Get the sample and form your own opinion, then buy it and write a review about how good it is. You will - trust me.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast read, surprisingly engaging May 29, 2010
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Great read with surprising amount of engagement. As soon as I finished I had to get online to check if the next book was available. Plus you have to love any book with a reference to Chuck Norris in it:

"He needed a gun. A big gun, and a SWAT team, and an army, and maybe Chuck Norris."

For an action/horror/comedy mix I thought it had just enough comedy to be funny and yet not detract from the overall feeling. I'll be interested to see how the next one turns out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Great book, hard to stop reading. Just got the other 2 books, had to see what happens next. Few type ohs, but worth buying.
Published 1 hour ago by Nichlos Moss
5.0 out of 5 stars can't wait to read more
The plot is not novel but the story is. The characters are well developed without slowing the story's pace or boring the reader with dry, overly-descriptive background. Read more
Published 6 days ago by mickey ireland
4.0 out of 5 stars nice
I have not read this book yet but I love being able to order books online for my phone or on the kindle fire.
Published 1 month ago by bebop
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense action trilogy!
This series kept me on the edge of my seat for a week! I hope Matthew writes more in this series.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars good read
Very good book. Different take on the vampire and werewolf theme. Decent characters. We'll worth taking a chance on for the price.
Published 2 months ago by rita
4.0 out of 5 stars ancient awakening
I liked this book but not quite as much as the vampire books or the werewolf books, just prefer vampire and werewolves
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
The story in original, with lots of old characters (vampires, werewolfs, demons,...), but put in a whole new perspective, with whole new powers. I love it!
Published 9 months ago by Suzana
4.0 out of 5 stars Original Read
Never experienced a book like this. I enjoyed the creativity and darkness about it. Horror, comedy, gore and heroes all in one.
Published 9 months ago by tina middleton
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
This book started off the series with a bang and hasn't stopped. I'm hooked. I immediately bought the others after I got done with this one.
Published 9 months ago by Andreja Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this
I enjoy reading this type of story. I love the way the hunter awakens every one hundred years to fight the evil. This is a fun, funny, and amazing story to read. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kelly
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