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 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.
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NYPD officer Cal MacDonnell and pornographer Seth Raincrest are rescued from near-certain death by a beautiful and mysterious centaur woman named Leilani. Unsurprisingly, they have exciting lives waiting for them in Aandor, a standard medieval fantasy world. Cal and Seth visited Aandor 13 years before on a desperately important mission that neither can remember thanks to an amnesia curse. Now, at Leilani's urging, they go questing for a lost heir. Lazellari firmly grounds the action in the grimy world of the 21st century: Cal and Seth fight giants in New York City back streets and meet a wizard in a trailer park, and Cal's beloved modern wife, Catherine, wonders whether a prefeminist life as a minor noblewoman is fair to their daughter. This solid debut will appeal to fantasy fans looking for familiar bones under a modern skin.
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I picked this book up and read it in one sitting you won't be disappointed