Their entwined fate becomes his impossible choice.
A strange eclipse looms above India's city of the smiling fire. When an ancient evil awakens, the world teeters on a razor's edge of life and annihilation.
Rootless globetrotter Jay wanted Agamuskara to be just another place he visited, but the strange object in his backpack has other ideas. In the global secret order of Jakes and Jades, destiny-changing Jade Agamuskara Bluegold stands above the rest, all the while keeping up appearances as the humble proprietor of the Everest Base Camp Pub & Hostel. However, she struggles to untangle the terrible future she foresees and to ignore her doubts about her past choices. Despite themselves, both Jade and Jay befriend the evasive, stout-quaffing Faddah Rucksack—a man without a destiny who seems determined to direct their own. As fires rage in a land of ash, a backpacker, a bartender, and the world's only Himalayan-Irish sage become trapped between their entwined fate and an impossible choice.
FOREVER THE 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.
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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.
The beginning of every Rucksack Universe book includes an excerpt from a "Through the Third Eye Guidebook" about the place where the book is set. These guidebooks are part of the Through the Third Eye series from Guru Deep. The excerpts give a snippet of insight into the similar-yet-different world of the stories.
As a long-time traveler, I'm a reader of guidebooks such as Lonely Planet and Rick Steves. Travel is a big part of my stories, so it made sense that guidebooks would be too.
The Lotus and the Barley, a Rucksack Universe Novel
“It is said that the mythical bird the phoenix burns and then is reborn from its own ashes. The same can be said of London, once the heart of a global empire and the jewel of what was then known as the United Kingdom. London burned to the ground during The Blast, and the empire broke apart. Today, construction continues in the capital of England, drawing everything from large multinational corporations such as Deep Inc. to tourists seeking a pint of Deep’s Special Lager or Galway Pradesh Stout at the Mirror & Phoenix, or commemorating The Blast at the Square of Ashes.”