Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
The Traveler Paperback – July 18, 2006
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From Publishers Weekly
This production opens with an unintentionally hilarious interview with the author, who "lives off the Grid," according to his bio, and protectively distorts his voice for a discussion of his book's relevance to the contemporary matrix of governmental and corporate interference in daily life. The author's grandiose paranoia is overblown, but Carradine does a solid job of keeping a straight face with his reading. Carradine's gravelly, folksy voice conveys the twists and turns of Hawks' action-adventure narrative, lending a weary dignity to his tale of Maya, a twentysomething scion of a group of mercenaries whose sworn duty it is to protect the Travelers, a secret group of great men. Maya yearns to break free of her obligations, but she is forced to help Gabriel and Michael, two brothers who discover that they are Travelers. Carradine may not be able to save Hawks' book entirely from its aura of pompousness, but he makes a fine effort nonetheless.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Bookmarks Magazine
First in a projected trilogy called The Fourth Realm, The Traveler impressed all critics. Twelve Hawks presents big ideas about free will and determinism, good versus evil, social control, and alternate dimensions, all while impressing with knowledge ranging from the New Testament to string theory. Although reviewers compared the novel to the films Kill Bill, Star Wars, and The Matrixwith echoes of authors Dan Brown, Stephen King, George Orwell, and Michael Crichton thrown inthey called it wholly original. Given its complexity, the author (a mysterious entity living "off the Grid" whos unknown even to his agent and editor) could have fumbled anywhere. But he didnt, from the sophisticated plot to the compelling heroine. If youre "happy with the status quo, youd probably regard the novel as hippie/trippy New Age Nonsense," notes the Washington Post. For everyone else, the "novels a stunner" (People).
Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
At the time of our story, there are very few travellers left, perhaps none. And the last handful of Harlequins, the people sworn to protect Travelers, are on the defensive, fighting against pervasive recognition software and instant communications in order to keep their and their charges' anonymity.
And now, with one last Traveler free of their enemies' clutches, the last Harlequin has to protect her charge or the world will be enslaved forever.I liked this book a lot. Tight writing, interesting characters, lots of tension and danger and violence--not to mention some pretty good description of how you ride a motorcycle, which is something I'd yet to see written well. But this is a science fiction tale, and doesn't read like one. It reads like Travanian or Ludlum. Which isn't a bad thing, but it's different than what I've read in teh sf genre in recent years. Refreshing, actually.
But I can see that some others have trouble with this book...so perhaps if you were looking for science fiction you might be disappointed, as this is 99% thriller. I liked it, and I'm starting book 2 in the series.
A lot has been said about John Twelve Hawks, and the extremes of this society he writes about. I have not gotten his words about the justification of the world he writes about, but I was thinking about it when I was at a stoplight, and the cameras were taking photos of the cars and its occupants. Or the mall, where cameras track you both in and out of stores. Or online stores that greet you by name when you come onto their site...
I am not paranoid. I am not paranoid. I am not paranoid...
But it does make you think if this info were abused by the bad guys.
The Travelers (brothers') journeys are black and white, or shades of grey for Michael who justifies what he does?
I look forward to the next installment of this series -
Well written. Thoughtful. Great characters.
Invest in this one - Amazon even has this one as a bargain book.