But then something happened. I wanted to know how it finished. Would Siris, the protagonist, fall for the sultry assassin or be felled by her? I picked back up my iPhone and finished the rest of the book in one sitting. Now I’m not saying that Awakening is the crowned champion of ebook fantasy literature — it’s not. It’s still confusing for those who haven’t played the video games, inconsistent (especially when Awakening’s equivalent of C3PO shows up), and shallow. But if you’re looking for both escapism and reading with no strings attached, then this is the one 122-page iPhone novella for you. If you can set aside its multiple shortcomings, then Awakening whizzes by. Will I ever play the video games? No. Would I ever read the inevitable sequel? No. But am I grateful for a mindless three-hour read on a Sunday afternoon that helped me forget that I have to deal with high school students on Monday? Absolutely.