Awakened by Kriston Johnson
Series: The Legends Of Elyndia, #1
Publication date: April 25th 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy
Can fighting for the right side be the wrong thing to do?
Draven, the tyrant ruler of Elyndia for the last one thousand years, searches for the one who can fulfill his prophecy.
The Paladins, an elite band of warriors sworn to protect their way of life at all cost, search for the one with the ability to bring their world crumbling down.
An innocent girl, tormented by demons only she can see, lives on the brink of insanity and longs for a life of peace.
When seventeen-year-old Jade Rosenberg reads from an antique book, she has no idea she just read an incantation awaking her inherited power. But when opposing—and equally terrifying—groups invade her home, she learns she is descended from an enchanted realm and a member of a powerful race thought to have been hunted to extinction.
Ripped from her world, Jade is forced to seek refuge from those who want her dead. She is given one of two options and the time has come for her to make a choice: assassinate their sworn enemy…
Or sacrifice her soul.
Kriston Johnson lives in Southwest Washington with her husband, teenage son, and miniature Australian Shepherd. Her home rests at the fringe of an old growth forest that she insists is the home of Jason Voorhees. Her husband thinks that’s a ridiculous assumption, because everyone knows it’s really Bigfoot. Every summer Kriston participates in the annual pilgrimage to Faerieworlds, a real life faerie realm here on Earth, and has an unhealthy obsession with Star Wars, The Vampire Diaries, and Iron Man. Awakened is her first novel.
You can visit her online at www.kristonjohnson.blogspot.com.
1. How long have you been writing?
I started writing in July of 2007. The first book I started was an adult, contemporary romance. Needless to say I did not make it very far with that endeavor. Fantasy is my true passion.
2. If Awakened were to be a movie, who would you cast in the leading roles?
Liam Hemsworth as Gabriel, Alexandra Daddario as Jade, JD Pardo as Theron, Chris Hemworth as Dezmon, and Jeremy Irons as Jesper.
3. Do you have any future stories in the works?
Yes. I am currently writing Transcended, the sequel to Awakened. I also have a young adult Viking story and a middle grade story outlined.
4. If you could live in any book, other than your own, which would it be?
Hands down, Harry Potter, and preferably in books one or two. At that point all of our favorites are still alive and the threat of Lord Voldemort does not over shadow ever thing as much.
This or That
Weapon of choice for impending zombie attack: gun or machete
Lord Voldemort of Darth Vader
Stairs or Elevator
Stairs (I’m extremely claustrophobic)
Batman or Iron Man