Welcome back (at last!) to Fantasy Friday! I have a great one for you!
The thrilling conclusion to The Traveller’s Path – a historical fantasy trilogy set in Dark Ages England!
A young man’s shadowed destiny leads him to the past… where he could change our world forever.
Thomas McCadden is caught in a time not his own, swept away by forces he struggles to understand. HIs encounter with the diabolical Traveller, Wulfram, left Thomas Bound by Fey power to a slave boy. His tenuous acceptance in both the Seelie Court and King Oswy’s hall in Bebbanburg is being eroded by whispers and lies spread by Wulfram’s agents.
Yet Thomas’ task remains: to stop Wulfram from twisting history to bring about the supremacy of the Fey. But time is running out, and his friends are falling away.
The final chapter in The Traveller’s Path historical fantasy trilogy throws Thomas deeper into the world of 7th-century Northumbria and its dangerous clash of kings and cultures. And deeper into the shadowy world of the Fey, who think nothing of exploiting Thomas and his wilding Fey power for their own advantage.
Thomas will lose all that he holds dear and history will be irrevocably altered unless he can thwart Wulfram’s scheme.
The only option remaining is a wild gamble which reveals an impossible choice: save the world at a terrible cost or sweep away all that is good.
The mist is rising, and evil is growing. The choice awaits.
Why I love this book: This historical fantasy series is set in 7th century England when a Canadian young man from our time is sent back and begins to discover his true heritage and destiny as a Wilding, someone with human and fey blood in his ancestry but who is not trained in the use of his fey powers and so considered a danger. Wilding is the beginning of a wonderful trilogy that just keeps getting better. True historical characters make appearances alongside those from Celtic mythology. Bound is the sequel (5 stars!) and Choice is now out at last! I had the honor to be a beta reader for Choice last year and just re-read it to be blown away again by how wonderful this series is! I loved being back with our intrepid hero, Thomas, and the choices he and others make in their action-packed adventures to not only stop evil centuries ago but keep it from spreading into the present time. Will they succeed? You will have to read it and find out! (5+ stars!). You need to read all three as they very much follow each other. L. A. Smith grows as a tale-spinner just as Thomas grows into his role. Bravo!
Have you read this book? What did you think?