For centuries the Awen's duty has passed from woman to woman: guard the three relics from those who would control the world. But no threat has come to Aisling's hostel door at Ireland's western edge, and the newest Awen has yet to prove herself. Then Jay and Tiran arrive shortly after a more powerful relic has vanished from The Blast Memorial in the ruins of Galway. Now Aisling wonders who she can trust: her mentor Jake Connemara, or the two travelers she both suspects and is drawn to. The time of Aisling's test has come. If the Awen fails, one of these men will bring the world to a terrible fate.
HOME SWEET ROAD is a captivating page-turner in Anthony St. Clair's Rucksack Universe. If you like Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, or Octavia Butler, you'll love this ongoing fantasy series of globetrotting intrigue.
Fantasy author and beer writer Anthony St. Clair has walked with hairy coos in the Scottish Highlands, choked on seafood in Australia, and watched the full moon rise over Mt. Everest in Tibet. The creator of the Rucksack Universe series, Anthony has traveled the sights and beers of Thailand, Japan, India, Canada, Ireland, the USA, Cambodia, China and Nepal. He and his wife live in Eugene, Oregon, and gave their kids passports when they were babies. Learn more at www.anthonystclair.com.
In 2000 I lived in Ireland for a few months. Once weekend I bused up from Galway to Clifden, on the western edge of Ireland between the hills and the sea. The hostel I stayed at was the basis for the hostel in this book. The owner was a wonderful man, older, with those brilliant blue Irish eyes. The first morning I was there, he drew me a map of all the places I would walk to that day, as I explored Clifden, the eighth wonder of the world. All these years later, I still have the map, and I still have the memory and wonder of his excitement and that day's wanderings.
Home Sweet Road
enjoy the hospitality of the Eighth Wonder of the World Hostel