Haunting. Chilling. Mesmerizing. “Awakening” is an ambitious work of fiction that blends horror with science fiction and post-apocalyptic themes. Imagine awakening to a world on the brink of destruction, with extraterrestrial visitors floating through the skies – and leaving destruction in their path. That is the case for a young boy in this novel. Get ready to embark on a terrifying but captivating adventure! Young Cross pressed his face tightly against two small, cupped hands to cancel out the glare of his bedroom light. With his surveillance point still somewhat blurred, he grabbed a shirt from a laundry basket in the corner of his bedroom in-order to wipe the glass, then raced over and turned off the light. After heading back to the window where he once stood, he removed the remaining moisture from the glass and was now amazed by the clarity of the fire blazing throughout the power plant a few miles away.