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(The first book in the Geis series)
A novel by

"AWAKENING is a wonder and a delight. Christy Dorrity is a talent to watch!"
- DAVID FARLAND, New York Times bestselling author of Nightingale

. . . because some Celtic stories won't be contained in myth.

A little magic has always run in sixteen-year-old McKayla McCleery's family - at least that's what she's been told. McKayla's eccentric Aunt Avril travels the world as a clairvoyant for the FBI, and her mother can make amazing delicacies out of the most basic of ingredients. But McKayla doesn't think for a second that the magic is real - it's just good storytelling. Besides, McKayla doesn't need magic. She recently moved to beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming, and already she has an amazing best friend, a solo in her upcoming ballet recital, and the gorgeous guy in her physics class keeps looking her way.

When an unexpected fascination with Irish dance leads McKayla to seek instruction from the mute, crippled, janitor at her high school, she learns that her family is not the only one with unexplained abilities.

After Aunt Avril comes to Star Valley in pursuit of a supernatural killer, people begin disappearing, and the lives of those McKayla holds most dear are threatened. When the janitor reveals that an ancient curse, known as a geis, has awakened powers that defy explanation, McKayla is forced to come to terms with what is real and what is fantasy.

A thrilling first novel, Awakening is a gripping contemporary fantasy, based in Celtic mythology that is rife with magic, romance, and mystery.

Amazon #1 Bestseller in Teen & Young Adult Mysteries & Thrillers

"Dorrity invites her readers to a ceili that will quicken the pulse of anyone with Ireland in their blood! AWAKENING will draw you deep into the mysteries of the Celtic worldview - and leave you wanting more of McKayla and her fascinating Aunt Avril!"
- KERSTEN HAMILTON, author of Tyger Tyger and the Goblin Wars books

"I thoroughly enjoyed AWAKENING, a captivating and unique debut novel that creatively integrates Irish dance."
- CHRIS NAISH, Riverdance member and Creative Director of Fusion Fighters Irish dancers.

5 stars: "AWAKENING is an exciting mashup of fantasy, action-adventure, and mystery, with a touch of romance thrown in for good measure."
- KATE MCCURRY, top 100 Amazon reviewer

5 stars: "I can't think of the last time I've read a debut novel that was this polished. . . it far exceeded my expectations."
-JAMES DUCKETT, top 1000 Amazon reviewer

5 stars: "I could not put it down.The ending was so perfect. I wish it was coming out tomorrow so I could just finish the series."

Awakening is a clean young adult fantasy
Language: None
Violence: Moderate
Sexual Content: Low to None

Used availability for Christy Dorrity's Awakening

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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Awakening: Book One of the Geis
Author(s): Christy Dorrity
ISBN: 1-940427-02-9 / 978-1-940427-02-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mythic Studios, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Awakening: The Geis, Book 1
Author(s): Christy Dorrity
Publisher: Mythic Studios
Availability: Amazon   

September 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Awakening: The Geis, Book 1
Author(s): Christy Dorrity
Publisher: Mythic Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Awakening (The Geis Book 1)
Author(s): Christy Dorrity
Publisher: Mythic Studios
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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