- File Size: 194 KB
- Print Length: 18 pages
- Publication Date: September 6, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005LQ98B0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,060,989 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Awakening Evarun (Part II of VI) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
+ Grim, gritty and foreboding world.
+ Intriguing story quickly draws you in and leaves you wanting more.
+ Extremely descriptive and well-written.
+ Author provides hand drawn illustrations.
- The word cenotaph is used a bit too often.
- Installments are too short and a bit expensive ($2.99) for an average of 14-15 pages. Prime Members can read for free however. Unfortunately, I'm not one or I'd continue the series.
- Story jumps around a bit too much for its length.
- Slight Christian overtones. This is just my opinion.
Awakening Evarun Part I was engaging and impressive despite its brevity. The author's descriptive writing skills and ability to draw you into the story so quickly demonstrates a rare talent many writers never seem to develop. If you're a Prime Member of Amazon and can read this short chapters for free then I highly recommend them. If not just be forewarned that spending $2.99 will only get you about 20 minutes of reading. Other than that a great start to the series.
There are a few cons, but I hope they don't cause anyone to miss out! First off I have to make a comment on pricing. Right before a freebie sale I bought this set (I think it came to about $18) I don't feel disgruntled because I did enjoy it (and I do like to support writers in that position slightly above my own :p ), but for the length of the whole product it is a bit much. Another is it's a large rich world,but most likely because of the size and the skipping around too, I felt lost occasionally and like I could have done with a bit more information. I'm sure the novel will remedy that. The third part I'm not even sure how it fits in the scheme of the whole story, but I hope to see more of the Witch Queen in VotD. I'd like to learn a little more about her. I'm looking forward to more insight into the all the characters, especially Aalyanna for some reason, partly because of what she is. The bit of information about her seemed inserted at one point like it already should have been known. Perhaps I'd accidentally skipped something (if so totally my fault!Read more ›
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-color, counter-point, and other stylistic resources, like a sort of incantation."
Tom Barczak's poetic style is as mesmerizing like Clark Ashton Smith's style, but produces fiction laced with both (a) total grimness and (b) hopeful redemption. His work is compact Sword & Sorcery for the serious reader, with undertones of spirituality. This is not like C.S. Lewis's approach to Young Adult fantasy fiction; Barczak writes for a mature reader who wants to explore ruins filled with ghosts and meet evil face-to-face. Here is an excerpt:
"A little boy stared back at him with living eyes. Dark, deep, and soul filled eyes, eyes that hadn’t begun to carry the scars of the loss of everything around them, eyes that didn’t hide behind a veil, behind a promise made to be broken. His eyes were familiar. The boy’s eyes weren’t afraid. They were hungry.
Talus threw himself backwards, fumbling with his cloak. He thrust the small blade of his trembling knife towards the boy. The new light of day settled upon it like blood.
The boy scrambled away, but his dark eyes held like ice. He raised his hand to a growing red scar just let upon his cheek. A supplicant’s smile stretched his lips. He placed the back of his hand against his face."
There are six short stories in the Awakening, a set that is a prequel to Veil of the Dragon.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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... Read morePublished on August 28, 2012 by bookblogger
The idea behind the story is very original, and the writing is superb! Tom has a way with words that left me breathless! Read morePublished on March 30, 2012 by A.N. Wunderlin
Awakening Evarun is a novel in six illustrated parts by a new author. I read the first; I loved it; I reviewed it a bit.... Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by Convoke
this book had me at the first page, a truly wonderful work. I recomend this book to anyone with a thirst for great fantasy. Praise For Tom Barczaks Awakening Evarun!!!!!Published on March 12, 2012 by P.A. Henley
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. Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by Carrie J. Bylina
Awakening Evarun is actually a really unique series about wizards, angels, and dragons. It's very poetic and colourful, full of imagery, often painting vivid images in our minds as... Read morePublished on February 13, 2012 by Matthew Ashworth
Author Tom Barczak, an architect by trade, designs amazing buildings and fantastical worlds alike. He builds worlds with words and illustrations. Read morePublished on February 12, 2012 by Amazon Customer
The world Talus inhabits is a dark one full of death. Wizards and dragons, both ferocious in their own right, made it that way. Read morePublished on January 23, 2012 by Tiffany
"Awakening Evarun" by Tom Barczak is an ongoing, illustrated serial. I found the first volume to be about a 15 to 20 minute read which I enjoyed very much. Read morePublished on January 17, 2012 by Peru Editor
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