Edward Lazellari
September 14, 2019 Comments.. 651
Awakenings Edward Lazellari Cal MacDonnell is a happily married New York City cop with a loving family Seth Raincrest is a washed up photographer who has alienated even his closest friends The two have nothing in common except that they both suffer from retrograde amnesia It s as if they just appeared out of thin air thirteen years ago, and nothing has been able to restore their memories Now theCal MacDonnell is a happily married New York City cop with a loving family Seth Raincrest is a washed up photographer who has alienated even his closest friends The two have nothing in common except that they both suffer from retrograde amnesia It s as if they just appeared out of thin air thirteen years ago, and nothing has been able to restore their memories Now their forgotten past has caught up to them with a vengeance.Cal s and Seth s lives are turned upside down as they are stalked by otherworldly beings who know about the men s past lives But these creatures aren t here to help they re intent on killing anyone who gets in their way In the balance hangs the life of a child who might someday restore a broken empire to peace and prosperity With no clue why they re being hunted, Cal and Seth must accept the aid of a strange and beautiful woman who has promised to unlock their secrets The two must stay alive long enough to protect their loved ones, recover their true selves and save two worlds from tyranny and destruction.Awakenings launches a captivating fantasy saga by an amazing and talented new storyteller.. Awakenings Cal MacDonnell is a happily married New York City cop with a loving family Seth Raincrest is a washed up photographer who has alienated even his closest friends The two have nothing in common except t
  • Title: Awakenings
  • Author: Edward Lazellari
  • ISBN: 9780765327871
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Mogsy (MMOGC) says:

      3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2017 11 26 Do not let the blurb or the cover of Awakenings deceive you its marketing actually belies a very interesting book, which turned out to be nothing like I expected At first glance, you would be forgiven for dismissing this as yet another urban fantasy with undertones of noir and the supernatural Dig a little deeper, however, and you ll find that the world is not as it seems When it came to categorizing this book, I ended up tagging it Ur [...]

    2. Edward Lazellari says:

      I may be biased, but I thought it was darned good A few readers are upset that the book supposedly ends in the middle But those that rated it low for that reason seem to also be saying they enjoyed what there was of it The reality is that most publishers are not going to publish a George R.R Martin sized book 1,000 pages with an unknown author So I sympathize with those frustrated by the unresolved ending Perhaps there should have been a Part 1 placed on the cover I d like to note that Tolkien p [...]

    3. Miriam says:

      DNF at page 93This wasn t very good I wouldn t say it was horrifically bad either, but the prose was tell not show, and I wasn t very interested in the characters, and for a rather violent action fantasy now much seemed to have progressed plotwise in 93 pages, aside from a bunch of people we hardly meet getting butchered There will be some reveals coming for the characters, but their content is pretty obvious for the reader so there s not a ton of suspenseIf you re looking for grimdark ish fanta [...]

    4. Stefan says:

      In August, tor posted an excerpt from Awakenings, the exciting debut novel by Edward Lazellari That post fell smack in the middle of that site s Noir themed week, so maybe it s not surprising that the excerpt was the novel s prologue, which introduces Colby, a down on his luck private investigator who gets contracted by some shady and, as soon becomes clear, truly terrifying characters to track down a list of people for unknown purposes.However, the noir ish tone of that excerpt may be a bit dec [...]

    5. Theresa says:

      You might think, by looking at the cover, that Awakenings by Edward Lazellari is your standard paranormal fiction But I was reminded of traditional fantasy, in the vein of Terry Brooks in a modern setting, rather than something by Jim Butcher Cal McDonnell is a NY city cop who has no memory of his life prior to thirteen years ago Despite his retrograde amnesia he has managed to carve out a meaningful life for himself that includes his job and a beautiful wife and daughter Seth Raincrest also ha [...]

    6. Andrew says:

      Dorn s attention wandered for a moment When it returned, he surveyed the town around him I started this search for the prince cautiously, opting for a surgical approach in a world a barely understood, Dorn said A strange land of magical drought that I never knew existed I ve since found my footing, Colby we re locating streams of magical energy here and there, buried deep Enough to empower ambitious sorceries I m reluctant because this place might yet have some uses for me and my ilk back in Aa [...]

    7. Jeffrey says:

      A standard fantasy plot is the mundane person transported to a magical world, where s he picks up magic and saves the day Awakenings, a noir urban fantasy fusion with mystery elements turns that standard trope on its head In this darkish fantasy, guards, wizards and the prince of the realm escaped from a war zone in the magical world to our world, but then had their memories wiped Now, several years later, Daniel the prince is living in an abusive home, Cal MacDonnell, the head guard is a NYPD c [...]

    8. Mieneke says:

      When it was first published in 2011, I heard good things about Edward Lazellari s Awakenings, but I never actually managed to pick up the book So when the offer of a review copy landed in my inbox, I wasn t slow to say yes Going by my vague memories of reviews, the cover and the flap text, I was expecting an urban fantasy crime story, but does Awakenings do what it says on the tin The short answer is no.The somewhat longer answer is that this book could be described as an inverse portal fantasy [...]

    9. Kmont says:

      I liked this one with a few caveats It s a superb story base, and considering it s the first in a new series, it s not too bad There are several things I like the first in series to do in order to get me to feel hooked well developed characters, a very decent job building the world, and a snappy enough pace to keep the onset of yawns from beginning.I want to say that this book accomplished all of these to a point There s a little lacking, I just don t know how to put it in words, which is so ver [...]

    10. Karissa says:

      I got an advanced reading copy of this book signed by the author at Book Expo America I was excited to read this new urban fantasy fantasy by Tor It was an interesting start to a new series, but it is just that a start The story pretty much ends right in the middle of things.The story begins with a number of men with the same last name being hunted down by unnatural evil beings As things unfold you find that these men came here from another world and were sworn to protect a special child But the [...]

    11. Sarah says:

      3.5 5 starsAwakenings, despite its flaws, is a surprisingly absorbing adventure The writing is solid and fluid The book itself has a raw quality to it that will appeal to many readers Though Awakenings does read like a prologue to a series, the series itself has huge potential to be a multi dimensional epic fantasy Awakenings crosses multiple genres from noir to contemporary and even has hints of traditional fantasy Lazellari has great potential as a fantasy writer The idea is fresh and new and [...]

    12. Linda says:

      Okay, I am now halfway through The Lost Prince and enjoying it enough to realize that my original rating of Awakenings was unfair I was just so terribly pissed off to be left hanging at the end of the book All I can say is, the author had better finish up the last volume of the trilogy or I will be REALLY mad Original I thought I would like this than I did Not badly written faux Stephen King with a nice Harry Potter joke early on but it just ENDS and there will be no closure unless I read the s [...]

    13. Otherwyrld says:

      An interesting first novel, and an interesting start to a series Whilst the plot itself is nothing new, it all fits together quite nicely in such a way that makes you want to keep reading, Indeed, I read the book in just a few hours.If there is a criticism, it that the book at times feels too much like a screenplay for a potential film However, this isn t unusual in a lot of modern novels and doesn t detract from the fact that this is an entertaining story.I will be waiting the next book in the [...]

    14. Jacob says:

      Kickass action scenes, intriguing plot lines, strong characters, an excellent urban fantasy that draws you in from the start I ll be posting about this one my website.

    15. Clare says:

      Awakenings is the debut novel by Edward Lazellari, and although it is filled with many classic fantasy elements, it approaches these in a unique way Cal MacDonnell is a policeman in New York City, happily married, with a five year old daughter and another child on the way However, his life is marred by frightening and sad dreams and the amnesia he suffers He cannot remember anything prior to thirteen years ago, when he was found inexplicably wandering in a field Even so, his life has been otherw [...]

    16. Christie says:

      Probably like 3.5 stars for me This was an engaging, unique read, with elements of fantasy added into a world we all know pretty well our own I could get behind most of the protagonists and the story itself was intriguing and got me hooked until the end, and even on for the next book.

    17. Mihir says:

      Full review over at Fantasy Book Critic Overall rating 3 1 2 stars ANALYSIS If not for Robert, I might have missed out on Edward Lazellari s debut novel, Awakenings After all, the synopsis only provides a small picture of what Awakenings is all about, so reading the book was a surprising joy.Starting out, Awakenings introduces readers to the book s cast of characters which includes Colby Dretch, a detective who has been having problems with the local law enforcement Dorn who hires Colby for a se [...]

    18. Kristin(MyBookishWays Reviews) says:

      You may also read my review here mybookishways 2011 09 A private detective,and disgraced former lawyer,is asked to find a list of people for the strangest,and creepiest,group of men he s ever seen Not only do they secure his services,but they secure them for quite a price his heart.NYPD cop Cal MacDonnell and his partner,Erin Ramos,respond to a call about an intruder with an ax at a rundown tenement Things quickly get out of hand,and Cal soon realizes that his life will never be the same.Seth Ra [...]

    19. Andrew says:

      Two men Cal MacDonnell, a police officer, and Seth Raincrest, a small time pornographer Neither one remembers anything beyond the past thirteen years of their lives Through a series of brutal, tragic, traumatic events, they learn that they share an otherworldly connection More importantly, they share a mission.Awakenings is the first book in a new series by Edward Lazellari Arguably, it s a first installment than a complete story, and that makes it difficult to evaluate it It s a good start, an [...]

    20. Richard Radgoski says:

      I found Awakenings, like I so often do, buy finding a later book book 2 in this case and thinking it looked good enough to read Seeing that I had yet to read the first, went looking for it and found it What a pleasant surprise The book centers around the premise that a bunch of men and women fled from their home world of Aandor to our world in order to protect the heir of an important family But things got botched up pretty bad on the transition and all of them had their memories wiped.The story [...]

    21. Shannon says:

      Awakenings is the start of a new fantasy series The story mainly focuses on two men who could not be different One is a cop with a wife and daughter, the other an artist who survives by taking pornographic photos They are both being hunted and neither one knows why A woman shows up to help them both and they have no choice but to allow her to do so.It has been a while since I have read a fantasy book and it may be the first time I have read one that is set up in the way this one is We learn abo [...]

    22. Skaw says:

      spoiler free As I write this review, I remain somewhat uncertain as to my feelings about this book I enjoyed it enough to finish it, but am unsure as to whether I ll read the next one I m also not sure why it didn t really connect with me On one hand, I liked the characters They were well drawn and distinct They remain true to themselves and their choices remain consistent I liked that some of the characters were genuinely good guys I use guys as a gender neutral in this case noble even I like a [...]

    23. E.A. says:

      I won this book from Tor and thought it sounded interesting The premise is that a young prince has gone missing in our world There are two groups looking for him, the only problem is the good guys don t actually remember what they are suppose to be doing For thirteen years the guardians have tried to make new lives without having any memory of their life before Now those who want to control the magical kingdom Aandor have made it to Earth and will do anything to find the prince A lone magician i [...]

    24. Whitney says:

      Awakenings is a really good start to what looks like a fantastic series I was hooked immediately, and without ruining anything, by page 37 two people had their heart stolen as in physically torn out of their chest , a third person was decapitated, and a fourth was being drooled on from a slimy monster hanging on the ceiling The book only picks up from that point.The characters are very well rounded and believable The confusion and disbelief they feel as Lelani tries to convince them of their for [...]

    25. Brett says:

      Awakenings is good Edward Lazellari knows how to hook a reader and it shows You start this book with a question and suddenly have several tossed at you You HAVE to keep reading, you just have to Cal MacDonnell is a happily married cop with a beautiful wife and daughter The only problem is the multiple year chunk of missing memory Cal would like to remember, to feel whole again.Too bad his wish comes true and it comes true in the most fantastical way possible.I don t do spoiler reviews and I try [...]

    26. Sherwin says:

      A sprawling urban fantasy novel, Awakenings kept me wanting and view spoiler I thoroughly enjoyed the world that Lazellari created and am eager to learn about the world of Aandor and its relationship to our Earth He manages to balance magic with the trappings of a modern society and I can only wonder what else is in store.Character wise, I found Seth to be one of the weaker characters I feel it was intentional in terms of the character s amnesia and eventually revealed guilt, but I still disli [...]

    27. Ray says:

      Awakenings was recommended to me by a friend A perfect time to read this well thought out urban fantasy as it is book 1 of a series and according to , book 2 will be available this August which I have already pre ordered Mr Lazellari s writing is wonderfully vivid, which allowed my imagination take flight and engage in the multifaceted storylines there are several narratives that are threading to the focal plot Personally, I love the mix of fantasy and reality, as well as getting to know each ch [...]

    28. BL834 says:

      3.5 stars, rounded down for discovering AT THE LAST PARAGRAPH this is a Book One of three Seriously kids, I don t mind multi book stories but damn if it doesn t chap my ass to learn that little tidbit as I approach the last sentence Cranky rant aside the writing was solid enough and most of the characters were reasonably well fleshed out As a first novel, Awakenings does well.The good In spite of this being a fantasy novel, I think the best written scenes were the magic less character driven one [...]

    29. Elizabeth says:

      dreameras.wordpress 2013 0With Awakenings as his first novel, Edward Lazellari promises a spectacular career in Fantasy writing There are very few fantasy novels I come across that can be deemed original , but Awakenings is one of them In all honesty the book wasn t anything like what I expected from reading the back cover or the prologue It s a rich mixture of magic, adventure, mystery, and small dash reality, all combined into a fast paced novel that will keep you turning the pages What s good [...]

    30. Pamela Fuhst says:

      Hello fellow readers Just finished reading Awakenings by a new, up and coming author It was recommended to me by my sis in law who is of a fantasy sci fi reader than I am I was pleasantly surprised with how good the story was The book has genuine characters ones you can loathe and fall in love with There is a perfect blend of suspense, comedy relief, empathy, sympathy,horror.d pretty much any other emotion you can experience for the characters The book has layers of complex situations that bril [...]

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