Book Blitz: Awakened by Kriston Johnson


Series: The Legends Of Elyndia, #1
Publication date: April 25th 2013 
Genre: YA Fantasy
Buy at: Amazon


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.

Author's Bio

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

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1. What inspired you to write Awakened?

My father-in-law gave my husband an antique knife that was passed down to him from his father. When my husband pulled the copper sheath from the engraved blade I envisioned a wave of magic escaping and transporting the beholder to another place and time. 

2. Do you have any book recommendations for fans of fantasy?

The Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder and the Graceling books from Kristin Cashore.

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. Who is your favorite super hero?

Not counting my boyfriend Tony Stark, I’d have to say Nightcrawler from the X-Men.

This or That

Zombies or Unicorns

Skittles or Chocolate
I actually have a hidden chocolate room in my house.

Damon Salvatore or Stephen Salvatore
Eric Northman J But between the two offered, Damon.

Gandalf of Dumbledore