Poseidon’s wrath, unleashed in the face of Sven the merman’s transgression, causes a tempest which destroys Jeremiah’s village. Most of the villagers lose their lives. In the aftermath, Jeremiah finds Sven marooned on the beach and from him learns the reason why so many had to die.
Jeremiah demands to see Poseidon and Sven reluctantly agrees to take him. Sven imparts the gift which allows Jeremiah to breathe underwater. They leave the village and make for Poseidon’s palace under the ocean.
But the tempest also set free the Leviathan from its ice prison, and now both worlds are at risk from complete annihilation unless the monster can be destroyed.
Jeremiah accepts the challenge of defeating the creature for the prize of immortality. He travels north to rendezvous with Lord Atlantis, meeting Marcus, a merman, with whom he falls in love. Thus begins Jeremiah’s awakening.
Armed with Poseidon’s blade, in the company of the brotherhood of the Northern Guard, with Marcus at his side, Jeremiah leads a daring plan to save the world from the Leviathan’s devastation.
But even when success looks certain, a fateful choice has to be made that will rob Jeremiah of his prize and his lover.
The Awakening is the single volume that contains the stories, The Tempest, The Changeling Moonand The Pallasite Star all previously available separately.
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” Mr. Mortal made something magical”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Sarah Z
Alp Mortal has created something that feels older than it should. This feels like a tale that goes back to a time when stories were the purview of grandmothers and firesides. As a lover of mythology, it’s a joy to see the ancient refashioned into something energetic and fresh. The imagery is brilliant and grabs you from the first page and you find yourself chasing it until you’ve run out of pages. The language is gentle and adds to the authentic feel of the story in the realm that it exists. You hear Jeremiah with Poseidon and he belongs. There isn’t a single lull to be felt, the action is constant and at times you wish it would slow down so the book could last just a little longer. The characters are well developed and endearing, they stay with you after you put the story down. There is no doubt that I will be reading more from this author.
About the Author
I’m English by birth from the Isle of Wight, living in Newport, spending part of the year in France in the stunningly beautiful department of Haute-Saône in the Franche Comté region. It is heavily forested and very tranquil but the winters are pretty harsh and my home is 820 metres above sea level so I get plenty of snow.
I am also spending increasing amounts of time in the USA, co-managing The Carter Seagrove Project LLC – an independent publishing house, incorporated in the State of Indiana.
I will be 50 years old in 2015. I only started writing in 2009, proving, I suppose, that it is never too late. I didn’t think about self-publishing until late 2012, now, more than two years later, I’m even more energized by the process than ever before.
I’m a qualified English teacher, specializing in teaching English as a second language (TEFL), though I don’t do much of that now. In the distant past, I taught software skills. In the very distant past, I was a project manager on big IT projects and at the very beginning of my career, I was an Internal Auditor. I have degrees in Internal Auditing, Computer Auditing and Project Management. I’m studying for my degree in Sustainable Development at the moment. Renewable energy is what really interests me and I generate my own power at home via a solar panel.
I’m a member of The Society of Authors, The Society for Editors and Proofreaders and The Independent Author Network.
I grow some of my own food and from Easter to the end of October, I’m outside for the largest part of the day, tending the garden. I write in the evening and during the winter when there is very little else to do. I have no great philosophy except “energy follows intention” and “honour your gifts”. These two principles keep me sane, very happy and exceedingly busy!