Pub Date 26 Jul 2019
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For ages, Earth’s defense has secretly fallen to the druids. Now it’s 2042 and evil reptilian aliens plot to destroy humanity and seize the planet. Without their priestess Awen, the druids hold little hope for Earth.
In a Venice Beach hideout, everything is going wrong for Emily. She’s lost her fiancé, her nerve, and her job as a disaster specialist. Now an omnisexual witch-turned-evangelist is on her trail. She needs a new identity and somewhere to run.
When a registered letter arrives from Atlanta, Georgia, dreams of an ancient past besiege Emily. She is the druid priestess Awen and must save the planet. Could this identity be the answer to Emily and Earth’s plight? Or will Awen’s destiny spell Emily's demise?
"From the opening pages where we meet titular protagonist, Emily along with the two worlds she inhabits, Barré sets up readers for a fun and often times erotic adventure through scenery both intimately familiar and wildly bizarre." ~ C. Ryan, Editor, The Citadel Magazine
"This was a fun little romp with some of my favorite tropes. Fantasy intertwined with earth elements and romance. I highly recommend this quick break from the day to day." ~ J. W.
"Game of Thrones taught us the pleasure of immersing ourselves in a complex, magical world of conflict, ambition, and dueling strong-willed characters. Want dragons? Awen Rising has them—and reptilian adversaries on par with the danger of the White Walkers...Set in a time only a decade or two from now, O. J. Barré's tale is one that will catch you up and not let you go." ~ R. Yeomans, Author
"The novel is cinematic in scope, and immerses the reader in a fully realized, dynamic world just begging for spin-off stories. And although rooted in the fantastic, the characters are alive, believable, and complex.There's a lot here, and through a wonderful flare for writing, she makes it work--as if by magic." ~ W. Willey, Ingram Library, UWGA
"A fun and fantastical read." ~ V. Carr
"Beautifully written." K.Z.