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The Awakening- Synarchy Book 1

The Awakening 

Written by Cyrstal Storm


The Awakening is a weaving, metaphysical story with a cast of characters some of who are centuries old. As much as the reader is thrust straight into the lives of the Terenazio family- I found if very hard to keep track of who’s who. As we are transported from place to place and from character to character, a family tree at the beginning would’ve really come in handy here. In the short, punchy chapter structure it is easy to feel a little left behind by the narrative. The overly complicated opening left me feeling less than enthused about continuing The Awakening.

Marcello Terenzio is onion his deathbed, his family gathered around him. In particular his three grandchildren, triplets to whom he gives a great task. They are to awaken their formal lives and begin their part in the ascension. Gods and humans will clash and form unlikely alliances in this battle for the ascension.

Bickering and Backstabbing

At its core, this is a mafia storey of warring families, bickering murdering and backstabbing their way to absolute control. However, combined with this mobster plot is a very strong mythical injection and a huge does of philosophical questions. If you ever find yourself asking why the world is how it is? Is there more under it all? Fans of metaphysics will find themselves invested in the story of The Awakening.

Fans of familial politicians, mythology, sci-fi and complex reads will surely enjoy the series. However The Awakening is not for me, I felt Confused and admittedly a little bored by the plot, It is not a typical read for me and although some of the components were interesting, it didn’t pull me in.


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