Awakening

Awakening

Title:Awakening
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780230712614
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:408 pages

A series of extraordinary events mark the beginning of Summer: earth tremors ravage the Hyddenworld; Jack and Katherine have a child, Judith; and a mysterious gem is found bear Brum. That same night, after decades of sleep, the Emperor of the Hyddenworld awakens, in desperate requirements of a gem that might promise eternal life…

Jack, born of the Hyddenworld but living in our reality, knows that he has a foot in each world but doesn’t wholly belong to either. This decision could be his greatest test: is he human, or hidden? Judith too is a child of two worlds, with her human mother and hidden father. She knows who she is supposed to be – the Shield Maiden, bearer of the gems and helper of humankind – but somehow this destiny seems too much to accept.

The discovered gem puts Brum firmly in the path of the threatening Empire – Jack must travel back to the Hyddenworld to help, but in doing so must be parted from his beloved family. And as Judith tries to come to terms with her future, the world around her is starting to deteriorate.

Jack knows that the four gems need to be reunited soon and that the Shield Maiden must be ready to wield them. If Judith does not embark on her own great journey, or the gems can’t be found, then both the hidden world and the human will be threatened with extinction.


    Awakening Reviews

  • Lucinda

    In this exciting sequel to Hyddenworld, Katherine and Jack are all grown up with a charge of their very own; a daughter named the Shield maiden! With a cast of colorful new characters, including some ...

  • Caitlin

    A very interesting and fun sequel.This story picks up where Spring leaves off and continues foot another season. While I would not day that it particularly becomes more serious, the tone does change s...

  • Elkaza

    Ok, but after a while learnt this is a second book to the series, so feel I need to read the first one, before I carry on with the series to understand it better!...

  • Sara

    This is such a weird book. ...

  • Shaheen

    Awakening begins immediately where Hyddenworld left off, with Jack and Katherine expecting their first child, the long-awaited Shield Maiden. Her birth will also herald the beginning of another great ...

  • Wal.li

    Die junge SchldmaidAls Jack und die schwangere Katherine aus der Hyddenworld zurückkehren setzen kurz bevor sie zu hause ankommen bei Katherine die Wehen ein. Sie bringt ein kleines Mädchen zur Welt...

  • Sally_skellington

    Das Cover:Wieder ein wunderschönes Cover in das ich mich sofort verliebt habe. Ich mag die Farben und das es aussieht als wäre es ein altes Lederbuch.Die Protagonisten:Im ersten Band hatte ich ja ec...

  • Jane

    It took me a little time to read this book; not because it is a difficult read, more because any William Horwood book is a rare treat that should be savoured. The poetic language, the creation of such...

  • Mike

    Enjoyable but couldn't quite get into it as much as the first. I like the concept of the 4 gems (quite Tolkienesque) however I found it a little confusing at times as to what power each actually holds...

  • Caine1064

    I am thoroughly enjoying the Hyddenworld books. I have finished Spring and Awakening and am currently reading Harvest. I was delighted when I discovered William Horwood had brought out a new series of...