Published July 27th 2021
Epic Sci-fi Fantasy
95k words, 408 pages, 38 illustrations
Follow Gracie Usuriel, a young firebird, as she grows up among an eccentric family of immortal psychics. Making friends with her sister’s ghost and falling for a cybernetic diplomat-in-training are average days for the daughter of the most (in)famous man in the world. If Gracie’s flames can’t illuminate her father’s dark past, they may consume everything she loves.
This book could be considered a masterclass in worldbuilding. From an interstellar generation ship to a fantastical colonial planet populated with vampires and superpowered immortal beings, the scope of this world is huge; and yet, the characters are still the most relatable you’ll ever meet. That balance is a testament to Abigail Silver’s care and writing skill. — T.D. Gonzalez, author of SPARK and FIREBREAK
Intriguing, exciting, hypnotizing. Child of Awareness lures you into a fascinating world that’s a touch of cyberpunk, a bit of space sci-fi, all wrapped up in a Victorian-era fantasy. Follow Gracie through her unusual childhood and adolescence as she finds her place in a family of eccentric immortals and come to terms with her own supernatural abilities. Her family tree is full of secrets and she is a long way from uncovering them all. Despite not being a YA reader, this book grabbed me and didn’t let go. Highly recommend for anyone interested in fast-paced, easy-reading fantasy. — J. D. Edwin, author of HEADSPACE
Child of Awareness is a masterpiece of creation. I have not read a book since Lord of the Rings that builds to such a degree upon common fantasy elements. As we follow Gracie from being a small orphan to growing into a powerful young woman of Awareness, the magnitude of Abigail Silver’s world-building continues to astound. The depth and fabric of the plot ensure folks will be rereading, only to say, “Rats! It was there, and I missed it.” And yet, Silver is a storyteller who beautifully blends true-to-life characters and plot, making the text accessible on many levels. Readers will be eagerly awaiting books two and three. Movie producers, take note: this one is far beyond the norm. — George Beckman, author of MEMBERS OF THE CAST
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