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The Wakening, Book 2

The sequel to Dawn of Wonder is underway. Having done all this once before, I hope that the second time around things will be quicker, but I have a feeling this could be a longer book than the first, which will naturally push the release back again. A longer book means a longer wait, but a more satisfying read.

The sequel has many similarities to the first book, but also some marked differences. There is more urgency to this part of the tale, as anyone who as read the first book would imagine. It was extremely difficult to keep myself from writing this book as the first, with a few chapters to summarise the events of book 1. But then there would have been little space to explore that childhood sense of wonder, that secret place inside that some of us remember well and others only vaguely. I also wanted a big foundation for the relationships, the skills, and the hopes that drive the sequel. Book 2 wants to be a furious expression of some of the deepest cries of the heart, at the same time as a sturdy adventure.

Book 3 is in the wings. With this one, the scale is going to increase significantly, and the mysteries will lead far deeper. There’s a great deal to explore, and I’m itching to pursue the threads that were introduced earlier. That book tugs at my thoughts constantly, like it’s jealous of the time being given to book 2. For me, it’s like trying to manage a couple of kids jostling for attention – not unlike being a teacher again.

Thank you to everyone who has bought the debut. I really appreciate all the support. Without you getting behind the first book, it would be very difficult to complete the second. As it is, the sequel looks to be shaping up well. I hope you’ll find it worth the wait.

477 thoughts on “The Wakening, Book 2

  1. Travis Patton

    I read this book exactly one year ago today… I still am excited to be able to read book 2. I like the idea of the special leather bound copies. I agree that it should be done. When it comes to REALLY good books, I like to buy the physical book. Let me put it this way, I have less than 10 physical books. I would buy the first book leather bound. Sad to say, with two months down since the new progress bar and only about 26% complete… It doesn’t seem realistic that book 2 will come out this year. However, I do a lot of driving and I hope that book 2 gets released at the same time with the audible version, then I can enjoy physical, digital, and audible forms at leisure. Thanks for all the hard work and dedication to the endeavor of creating a second book just as great if not better than the first.

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  2. Joyce S.

    Just finished Dawn of Wonder. Loved this book.
    I am a 65 year old grandmother and can’t wait to buy this book for my 9 year old grandson. He has read Percy Jackson and Harry Potter, so I know he will love this book. I love imaging all of the places and characters you created in this book. Can’t wait for book 2.
    Don’t take too long, I’m getting old! Only kidding, take all the time you need because your mind works in amazing ways. Amazing talent!

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