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Which AWAKENED Books Do I Read First?

With the AWAKENED EPIC now approaching 14 books from 3 series, you may be wanting to know, which books do I read first? Or, how do read them in order of their events? Great question!

Any of the Awakened books in the series can be read as a stand-alone book. However, a reader may miss the significance and backstory of certain people who show up within the story.

You can read a Series of the books without feeling like you don't know what's going on, but you will miss some backstory and detail that are only filled in by books from the other series. Each Awakened Series book takes place about a year apart. Chronicles Series books also fall into this about a year apart range. The Fierce novels happen rapidly toward the end of the Series, and sort of have their own spin on the events of the milieu.

The below timeline of this page will show you which books to read in order of the events within the epic, and the people introduced within the story.

This page will be updated automagically as new books and content are published.

AWAKENED - Awakened Series - Book One

People Introduced

Kent & Lisa
Dark
Rowan, Brad
Francesca
Rigel
Brenda
Amethyst


DOMINION - Awakened Series - Book Two

People Introduced

Jerrod & Kari
Dark
Julia
Carson
Lucas


LEGACY - Awakened Series - Book Three

People Introduced

Gage & Savannah
Kirin, Kira & Trac
Joshuah & Calista
Rowan, Brad
Dark
Brenda


INVICTUS - Awakened Series - Book Four

People Introduced

Beau & Ian
Elle
Dark
Lucas, Amethyst
Rion, Francesca
Rowan, Brenda
Christie


People Introduced

Liam & Tori
Monica
Mac
Roberts

SIREN - Awakened Chronicles - Book One


INTERRA - Awakened Series - Book Five

People Introduced

Rion & Serena
Jake
Dark, Kari, Jerrod, Elle, Aramis
Terrell
Tanner
Lucas, Amethyst, Rowan
Rowan, Brenda
Carson, Julia
Black Dragon


People Introduced

Thad, Jean-Luc, London, Misty
Peter
Welston

FIERCE COMPETITION - Fierce Professions - Book One


People Introduced

Liam & Tori
Monica, Mac
Roberts
Noah, Hope
Lisa, Brenda, Amethyst, Astrid
Rion, Dark, Kent

RELIC - Awakened Chronicles - Book Two


PARADISUS - Awakened Series - Book Six

People Introduced

Ty & Ethan
Thea
Kira, North, Amethyst
Gage & Savannah
Rowan & Paige
Dane, Arra, Vise
Tanner
Rion, Brenda, Dark, Carson
Dark, Serena


DECEPTION - Awakened Series - Book Seven

People Introduced

Dark & Serena
Kyle & Lauren
Christian & Justin
Nereus
Kevin
Black Dragon
Dane, Arra, Vise, Rigel
Tanner, Calista, Joshuah
Rion, Carson


People Introduced

Parker, Brayden, O'Brien, Romero, Wynn, Tyler
Lear
Carissa, Denton
North
Rigel, Brad

PRISIM - Awakened Chronicles - Book Three


People Introduced

Parker, Brayden, Wynn
O'Brien, Romero, Tyler
Lear, North, Jerrod
Dane
Carissa, Denton
Dark, Carson
Elle

TRAVADA - Awakened Chronicles - Book Four


VALOR - Awakened Series - Book Eight

People Introduced

River & Alexis
Jake & Serena
Ares
Yara, Therin
Terrell, Ametyst, Arra
Rion, Nereus
The Muses


People Introduced

Houston, Grayson, Kennedi
Thad, Jean-Luc, London, Misty
Peter, Tami, Angela
Baal, Welston

FIERCE REBELLION - Fierce Professions - Book Two


People Introduced

Derrick & Faith
Sky, Jasmine
Tegan, Kyra
Dakota, Crystal
Rion, Brenda, Kent
The Shamans
Osiris, Set

PRIMAL - Awakened Chronicles - Book Five


People Introduced

Parker, Brayden, Carissa
Denton

ATLANTICA - Awakened Chronicles - Book Six


People Introduced

Tacori, Houston, Paris, Phoenix, Rouge
Baal
Thad, Jean-Luc, London, Misty
Peter, Welston

FIERCE SURVIVAL - Fierce Professions - Book Three


People Introduced

Bryce & Aria
Brad (new)
Brock, Kevin
Isis
Dark, Kari, Julia, Mira
Rigel

OBLIVION - Awakened Chronicles - Book Seven


PROMETHEAN - Awakened Series - Book Nine

People Introduced

Not yet released.


NOVUS - Awakened Series - Book Ten

People Introduced

Not yet released.


MERIDIAN - Awakened Series - Book Eleven

People Introduced

Not yet released.


ASCENSION - Awakened Series - Book Twelve

People Introduced

Not yet released.

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10 New AWAKENED Titles Coming in 2019!

My fans have been chomping at the bit, calling and emailing me, asking for when the new Awakened titles are going to be released! For those who do not know, I am not a full-time writer―yet. I have a day job, a new startup company, and a semi-neglected family. (My kids are in high school and college, so they're more or less doing their own things now anyway. I'm sure my wife would like to see more of me too!) It's a busy schedule.

But during 2018 I have managed to dive into writing and produce close to a dozen new novels all tied to the Awakened Series or Chronicles. These books will be released in succession beginning in January 2019 with a new release approximately each month or so.

NEW! Awakened Series: 2 New full-length Novels

The Awakened Series continues to move forward within this epic universe with the release of books 7 and 8, DECEPTION and VALOR. I'll not go into the details of these two new releases in-depth here, but suffice to say the novels are full-length and expand the epic story with new people and revelations that will keep you riveted to your reading nook. Old faces also return as we learn the fates of others you might have thought were just background noise characters within the series.

NEW! 5-Book Expansion of Awakened Chronicles

For fans who cannot get enough of Awakened, I've added 5 new short novels to the Awakened Chronicles, each book a full-length novel at around 300 or more printed pages. Awakened Chronicles are backstories, of people and places that the main series didn't spend a lot of time with. If someone pops up in the main series that you're wondering, "where did they come from?", there's a good chance they showed up in one of the Awakened Chronicles books. You just gotta read them to find out!

NEW! Fierce Professions Series

In the middle of all of this, I found time to write what began as a normal-boring mystery-thriller series. I wanted to see if I could write something, well, normal. No paranormal. No sci-fi. Nothing like that. Okay, so I failed.

Book one of the Fierce Series started out with only subtle hints of paranormal from the Awakened Series, but by book two I was done with the subtly. All of the people return from book one in book two with new faces and places that dive headlong into the Awakened universe in a fun and thrilling mystery ride that adds even more backstory to the original series.

The series follows the lives of people touched by by the Awakened, but are swirled, dare I say ensnared, by the actions of one PETER FIERCE, an intrepid high-stakes entrepreneur bent on pulling Humanity kicking and screaming into a brave new world. In 2018 I launched a new startup company, so Fierce in many ways is like an alter-ego of myself, and several very successful entrepreneurs I very much follow and admire. If you liked the Awakened Series, FIRECE COMPETITION, as I said, has a great story with subtle hints of the Awakened. By book two, FIRECE REBELLION dives headlong into the Awakened universe and becomes the Awakened story as told by people peripherally touched by the Awakened gods and their knowledge. The books are formatted for mass-market paperback at about 250 pages. Look for the FIERCE PROFESSIONS Series to be release some time in March or April of 2019.

For a complete list of all of my published novels, checkout Harley Austin's Amazon author page!

I hope 2019 will be a great and fun-filled year for you and your family. As always, thank you for reading. Your encouraging Amazon reviews are always needed and appreciated!

~ Harley

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Awakened Chronicles: Epic Short Stories

They're here! The first two books of Awakened Chronicles have been released!

As the Awakened series has progressed now into six books published, and three waiting to be published, needless to say that there have been numerous ideas and stories that have made it to paper (so to speak) but are not really full-length books advancing the backstory. But they were such great stories that i just couldn't let them go without being told.

Awakened Chronicles were created to satisfy my literary Attention Deficit Disorder. Harley Austin never met a story I didn't want to tell in my own inimitable way. I am an avowed relationship junkie. I love "shipping" people within the Awakened universe that end up making really great stories.

"Harley, 200+ Pages Is Not a Short Story."

My editor groaned. Okay. She's right. It's not. Harley Austin apparently has another problem, I've discovered that I cannot write a 100-page story. Siren was supposed to be just a small, short 100-page novella that advanced some background about the Awakened Universe. Nope. It came in at 200 pages in print. Relic was nearly 300 pages in print.

Okay, so in the future, look for Awakened Chronicles short stories to be between 100 and 300 paperback pages.

When Should I Read These?

As a general rule, unless you don't mind spoilers, don't read an Awakened Chronicle before you've read the last book the chronicle is supposed to before. Here's what I mean …

Each Awakened Series novel takes place about a year after the last one in the epic story: Legacy (book three) takes place about a year after Dominion (book two), and  Dominion takes place about year after Awakened (book 1). These three books then span three years of time in the main series. That's a lot of time between stories.

Awakened Chronicles books attempt to fill in some of these fairly large time gaps between the novels in the primary Awakened Series. Siren takes place between books two and three of the main series. You may not want to read Siren until you've read Legacy, book three, of the main series.

The other interesting part of Awakened Chronicles is that aspects of these stories have already begun to manifest themselves in upcoming novels. There are elements from Awakened Chronicles that manifest themselves in later novels, like Paradisus (book 6).

Where To Buy Harley Austin Books

All of my books can be found published exclusively on Amazon.

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