Awen’s Challenge: A Rucksack Universe Story

Awen’s Challenge: A Rucksack Universe Story
Series: Rucksack Universe
Genres: Alternate World/Alternate History, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Travel Fantasy
Tags: Catalog, Stories
Publisher: Rucksack Press
Publication Year: 2019
Format: Ebook
Length: Short story
ISBN: 9781940119250

Who inspires a muse?

Awen lost her love. Gave up her name. For over a century, Awen has sown peace in the burned soil of a shattered world. Now she longs for rest. For clarity. For figuring out the shadow that threatens everything she has fought so long to protect, nurture, and renew.

After a new menace arrives in the western Ireland village where Awen protects three powerful relics that no one must use, she discovers a far worse danger: Herself.

When a muse struggles to find inspiration, the world shudders. What will happen when a guardian takes forbidden power for her own?

Hard choices and a powerful, decisive woman. Intrigue and renewal. If you like stories set in Ireland, women heroes, and formula-free fantasy, then you are ready to take on “Awen’s Challenge.

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About the Book

“Awen’s Challenge,” “Rucksack and the Cave,” and “Wander Dreams of Fire” are three prequel short stories to the acclaimed Rucksack Universe novel WANDER.

The Rucksack Universe series combines alternate history, speculative fiction, myth, adventure, globetrotting, and intrigue—all with well-poured pints of beer. Library Journal says Anthony St. Clair’s storytelling has “universe building reminiscent of Terry Pratchett,” and readers say they love the Rucksack Universe’s unique combination of “quirk, wit, travel, and magic.”

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About the Author
Anthony St. Clair

Anthony St. Clair creates compelling fiction and non-fiction for a curious world full of everyday discoveries, endeavors, and surprises. Since 2000 Anthony has worked in online content, and he has been a full-time independent writer since 2011. He is the author of the ongoing Rucksack Universe series; covers craft beer, food, business, entrepreneurship, and more for various publications; and is a copywriter and content manager for select clients. When not at his desk or in his kitchen in Eugene, Oregon, Anthony is on an adventure with his wife, son, and daughter.

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