Awake: The Legacy of Akara is a rousing space adventure that spans 1,000 years and two planets a galaxy apart. The story draws from cutting-edge physics, neuroscience, and the emerging evidence for consciousness as a field to describe the enlightened world of Akara. The highly evolved Akarans and the humans who join them gather among the Mayan ruins on Earth to prevent the destruction of our planet. There, they connect more deeply with the Wisdom (universal consciousness, the source of all life) and thereby achieve a goal vastly larger than themselves. Authors Dayna Dunbar and Julia Nadine Padawer have crafted a visionary and inspiring novel, and I enjoyed it immensely.