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AWAKEN THE THREE by DL Jennings
NEW KIND OF 21ST CENTURY AUTHOR
WRITING WHILE DEPLOYED
Hemingway wrote his novels on a Remington typewriter. Thomas Wolfe wrote the classic Look Homeward Angel in longhand. But David “D.L.” Jennings, author of the award-winning Gift of the Shaper (IndigoRiver Publishing; 2018) is a new kind of novelist. He wrote his entire debut novel on a tablet while deployed in an African war zone.
AWAKEN THE THREE, the second novel in the Highglade Series, by D. L. Jennings, continues the war between good and evil where Gift of the Shaper left off, with both sides vying for control of the very keys to creation and destruction themselves. Battles rage in the north as cities are sieged in the name of the god of creation, the Breaker of the Dawn; and the mysterious Tribes of the Sun in the south seek help from the god of death himself, the Holder of the Dead. Will creation prevail over destruction? Or will this clashing of gods spell the end for all living things?
Once again, D. L. Jennings, who won the “Beverly Hills Award for Fantasy” in 2018, brings life to an epic tale of war and chaos as earthly armies fight for otherworldly prizes. Reminiscent of Game of Thrones, AWAKEN THE THREE is a riveting page-turner, and a must-read for fantasy readers who want to escape to a different world, time and place ruled by other-worldly beings. It’s the perfect book to escape from the anxious times of our COVID-19 reality.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
D. L. Jennings is a fourteen-year active-duty veteran of the United States Air Force, serving under the Air Force Special Operations Command. In 2005, he earned his associate degree after graduating at the top of his Korean class at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California, and earning the Korean Consul General’s award for excellence. He is a graduate of Bellevue University in Nebraska, earning a bachelor of science degree in security management in 2008. He finished writing his debut novel, GIFT OF THE SHAPER, which won the Beverly Hills Book Award in 2018 for Fantasy, while serving on his ninth combat tour. He has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as several countries in Africa. When he is not reading or writing epic fantasy, he enjoys traveling, listening to ‘90s punk, and watching Ohio State football. Jennings lives in South Florida.
For more information, please visit https://www.dl-jennings.com/product/gift-of-the-shaper/ AWAKEN THE THREE By D. L. Jennings $24.95; Paperback; ISBN: 978-1-950906-52-9; August 15, 2020; 540 pages
A Note From the Publisher
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PRAISE FOR D. L. JENNINGS’ PREVIOUS NOVEL GIFT OF THE SHAPER
“Gift of the Shaper is a rollicking good read that is for the fantasy fiction lover in all of us. The book is packed full of adventure, action, suspense, and horror. The characters are many, but the story moves in a steady pace. The writing is akin to the classics of fantasy fiction from Tolkien and modern-day George RR Martin.”—Philip Zozzro, Seattle Book Review
“Gift of the Shaper is an exceptional story, which grabbed my attention from the beginning and held it until the very end. The characters and creatures created by D.L. Jennings are wonderfully thought-out, and unforgettable…an exciting adventure.”—Kristi Elddridge, Feathered Quill
“Gift of the Shaper is beautifully written; Jennings is a true word artist.” —Johnna Rocker Clinton, San Francisco Book Review
“I was instantly drawn in by the lore of the world….It was difficult for me to believe that it was a debut book for the author.”—Ellie Woods, Manhattan Book Review “
An exceptional series opener with memorable characters and simple but enticing world building.” —Kirkus Reviews