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About Damian Connolly
Damian is a Science-Fiction and Fantasy author born in Ireland, but currently living in Bordeaux, France, where it's decidedly warmer.
His debut novel, Shepherds: Awakening, has won multiple awards, including the 2016 Lyra Fantasy Award. You can find all his books on his website at https://damianconnolly.com
When he's not writing, he also makes video games. Like, the *best* ones.
When he's not doing that, he's on one side project or the other, which generally results in not enough sleep.
He loves hearing from people. Like what he writes? Get in touch. Hate what he does? Definitely get in touch. No idea who he is? Find out, and get in touch. Outside of email, you can find him on Twitter (@divillysausages), or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DamianConnollyAuthor/)
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"We," he said, pointing to them both, "are Shepherds. We open the door to whatever comes next."
Aisling has always lived in her head, wishing for something more. Something better. But when she finds herself fleeing for her life in a world where reality seems flexible, it isn't exactly what she had in mind.
When her absentee father shows up there, she soon starts questioning her very sanity. But he explains it all. Who they are, where they are, and what the deal is with all the dead people.
And what's trying to eat them.
She has a name to live up to. If she accepts, it'll break her, and she'll have to sacrifice everything. In the end, there needs to be a Shepherd.
All she has to do is open a door...
A multi-award winning debut novel, Awakening is a unique coming-of-age fantasy for readers who liked Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, or Neil Gaiman.
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