"The World Awakening is a great conclusion to what is a very readable and highly enjoyable series. Characters that are more than the sum of their parts, a world that has so much to offer, and a story that races along apace – the Gateways to Alissia books have it all." -- SFFworld
Quinn Bradley has learned to use the magic of another world. And that world is in danger.
Having decided to betray CASE Global, he can finally reveal his origins to the Enclave and warn them about the company’s imminent invasion. Even if it means alienating Jillaine…and allying with someone he’s always considered his adversary.
But war makes for strange bedfellows, and uniting Alissians against such a powerful enemy will require ancient enmities—as well as more recent antagonisms—to be set aside. The future of their pristine world depends on it.
As Quinn searches for a way to turn the tide, his former CASE Global squad-mates face difficult decisions of their own. For some, it’s a matter of what they’re willing to do to get home. For others, it’s deciding whether they want to go home at all.
Continuing the exciting adventures from The Rogue Retrieval and The Island Deception, The World Awakening is the spellbinding conclusion to the Gateways to Alissia fantasy series from Dan Koboldt.
About the Author
Dan Koboldt is a genetics researcher and fantasy/science fiction author. He has co-authored more than 60 publications in Nature, Human Mutation, Genome Research, The New England Journal of Medicine, Cell, and other scientific journals. Dan is also an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He lives with his wife and children in St. Louis, where the deer take their revenge by eating the flowers in his backyard.
The Rogue Retrieval is his first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Quinn is at it again in the 3rd and final book of the Gateways to Alissia series. (If you haven't already, it's a good idea to read The Rogue Retrieval (Gateways to Alissia #1) and The Island Deception (Gateways to Alissia #2) first.) Alissia has never been in more danger from the gateway linking their world with Earth's, and it's time to start choosing a side. Logan is still following orders, Quinn's gone native, and it's all coming down to a fight to see which world will prevail. This book struck all the right chords for me. I found myself torn between Logan and Quinn's goals, enjoying getting to know Richard Holt a little better, and delighting to see the magic play a bigger part in the whole story. Plus, we meet the Tukalu warriors. My only complaint (view spoiler) The war takes a toll on the characters, and it would have been nice to better understand where the gateway came from and why. But everything ties up fairly neatly, and I finished the story with a sense of satisfaction and plenty of warm fuzzies. An entertaining, thrilling, and humorous fantasy for anyone who loves tech as much as they love magic.