The Awakening – Roderick Donald


A senseless bashing; a life destroyed. But why has such an obscure occurrence touched so many lives?

When twenty-three-year-old Cait’s lover is randomly murdered, this assault has far-reaching effects not only for Cait, but also for her baby boomer parents, their close friends and business acquaintances, plus their millennial children.

In her darkest moments, Cait’s shamanic mother introduces her daughter to the Otherworld, a Druidic realm that parallels the world around us. Cait’s ancient bloodline whispers to her enticingly from the other side, offering her amazing powers of insight and perception, paranormal powers that open up a new multidimensional world to her—the power of The Gift.

But will Cait accept this strange world? Or is it just New Age mumbo-jumbo?

The Awakening is a contemporary urban adventure about family, friendship, love, sex, beliefs, and personal growth. It is a tale told through intuitive and sensitive eyes that follows the personal journey of Cait, her family, and their close friends as they change, grow, and adapt to the challenges placed in front of them. Strikingly tender in parts while edgy and thought-provoking in others, it explores the way a random and isolated event has the power to shape and control a person’s destiny.

Set in the middle-class suburbs of Melbourne, the story covers a six-month period in the lives of the characters. It documents life in Australia in the twenty-first century, hot money flows from China and volunteer work in the Third World. The book explores business at the big end of town, lies and deception, wheeling and dealing, and survival in a dog-eat-dog world. It peeks into the lives of the twentysomethings and follows them as they adapt, change, and grow in response to the bashing.

The Awakening has just a touch of the mystical woven through it as it champions the celebration of life and the reawakening of finer values. It’s a page-turning tale about the senselessness of violence and the moralities of business. But it is also about hope and pursuing a dream. This must-read tale is the prequel to Cait later morphing into a ruthless femme fatale with deadly Otherworld powers in the Cait Lennox: femme fatale series.

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