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On the world of Grimaton, turning nineteen is more than just a rite of passage into adulthood. When the two moons cross, it can also change your life forever. As awakened, the men and women of Grimaton are possessed of magic in the form of a special bond with an animal or a knack for manipulating the underlying energies of the land. They throw rainbow fire, swim beside alligators, or shape the blood of their enemies into weapons.

Join us for a third time as publishers Battlefield Press International and Samurai Sheepdog work together to bring ten amazing authors together. In our latest anthology you'll find tales of triumph, failure, fear, and acceptance set once again in the fantasy world of Grimaton. Enjoy new stories with the heroes and villains from Book I. Meet entirely new characters as interesting and dynamic as the rest. Return to the fictional realm of the awakened and watch as its remarkable history continues to grow. When the moons cross, anything can happen.

  • Ed Greenwood
  • Darrin Drader
  • Darren W. Pearce
  • Ty Johnston
  • Doug Herring
  • Ted Fauster
  • Torah Cottrill
  • Rosemary Jones
  • Jonathan M. Thompson
  • Hal Greenberg and Ken Shannon
  • Kevin Glusing
  • Interior art by Ruth Ducko
  • Edited by Sarah Sharp

Praise for 'The Awakened':

If you hunt around, you can still find something fresh in the worlds of magic - something different - and the stories in The Awakened can prove it.

-Matt Forbeck (Marvel Publishing; Deadlands, Guild Wars, and Eberron novelist)

The Awakened anthology is a fantastic romp brought to you by writers both new and those you already know. The magic underlying the world of the Awakened is unlike anything you've seen before, and the stories in this volume only whet the appetite for more.

-Bruce R. Cordell (author of Sword of the Gods, the Strange RPG & novels, and Plague of Spells)

Becoming awakened is the culmination of all of your moments of consciousness focused into a life purpose. It's time to sit back and dream as new and veteran authors weave a tapestry of awakening through your consciousness.

-Jim Butler (Former Brand Manager of D&D Worlds at Wizards of the Coast)

Add-Ons

Add-Ons (Add-ons are just additional works published by either Battlefield Press International or Samurai Sheepdog and are included here for your convenience):

All print add-ons will require an additional shipping fee per add-on of $5 for the United States and the United Kingdom, and an additional $15 elsewhere. All add-ons will ship with the Awakened III anthology.

Double Spiral War Trilogy Omnibus by Warren C. Norwood.

+$10 - For $10 additional dollars you get the ebook version of The Double Spiral War Trilogy Omnibus published by Battlefield Press International.

+$25 - For $25 additional dollars you get the ebook and the sofcover print of The Double Spiral War Trilogy Omnibus published by Battlefield Press International.

The Chronicles of Ardis: Concordance by Tracy L. Reeves.

+$5 - For $5 additional dollars you get the ebook version of The Chronicles of Ardis: Concordance published by Battlefield Press International.

+$15 - For $15 additional dollars you get the ebook and the sofcover print of The Chronicles of Ardis: Concordance published by Battlefield Press International.

Kaiser's Gate: Tales from the Front (Anthology) - Darryl F. Mallet (ed.)

+$10 - For $10 additional dollars you get the ebook version of Kaiser's Gate: Tales from the Front anthology published by Battlefield Press International.

+$25 - For $25 additional dollars you get the ebook and the hardcover print of Kaiser's Gate: Tales from the Front anthology published by Battlefield Press International.

 Sisterhood of the Blade (Anthology) - Darryl F. Mallet (ed.)

+$15 - For $15 additional dollars you get the ebook version of Sisterhood of the Blade anthology published by Battlefield Press International.

+$25 - For $25 additional dollars you get the ebook and the hardcover print of Sisterhood of the Blade anthology published by Battlefield Press International.

The Awakened I (Anthology) - Hal Greenberg (Ed.)*

+$10 - For $10 additional dollars you get the ebook version of The Awakened I anthology published by Samurai Sheepdog Publishing.

+$25 - For $25 additional dollars you get the ebook and the sofcover print of The Awakened I anthology published by Samurai Sheepdog Publishing.

The Awakened II (Anthology) - Hal Greenberg (Ed.)*

+$10 - For $10 additional dollars you get the ebook version of The Awakened II anthology published by Samurai Sheepdog Publishing.

+$25 - For $25 additional dollars you get the ebook and the sofcover print of The Awakened II anthology published by Samurai Sheepdog Publishing.

* If you purchase both Awakened anthologies you can get them for 20% off.

Stretch Goals

$5250 - We will add Mobi versions of the book for everyone that backed levels totaling $10 or more.

$5500 - We will add an eleventh story by BJ Hensley to the anthology.

$6000 - We will add a twelfth story by Andrew J. Lucus to the anthology

$6500 - We will add a thirteenth story by Jody J. A. Cummings to the anthology

$7000 - We will add a fourteenth story by Steve Creech to the anthology

$8000 - We will add a fifteenth story by Richard Lee Byers to the anthology

Risks and challenges

We will do our best to make sure all project materials are to you in the time requested. However, we are unable to foresee events that may crop up. So we ask that you be patient and keep that in mind if we are late on delivery. And as always, we thank you so much for your support. .

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