Forever the Road: A Rucksack Universe Novel

Forever the Road: A Rucksack Universe Novel
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Series: Rucksack Universe
Genres: Alternate World/Alternate History, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Travel Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Tags: Catalog, Novels
Publisher: Rucksack Press
Publication Year: 2014
Format: Ebook, Paperback
Length: Novel
ASIN: B00MQ9HH4U
ISBN: 9781940119076

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 strang...

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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.

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.”

Endorsements
"Forever the Road left me completely gobsmacked. Great concept, fun characters, and beautiful writing. It's a high-stakes story, told with wit and compassion.... In the end, Forever the Road's Everest Base Camp is a pub that ranks right up there with Callahan's and the White Hart as classic science fiction bars."
– Nth Degree
Fantasy Best Books 2015 Honorable Mention, SELF-e & Library Journal "Fans of travel, fantasy, and beer will circle around this story. Matching Indian lore with universe building reminiscent of Terry Pratchett, St. Clair's tale will make readers reconsider fate."
– Library Journal's Self-Published Ebook Awards
"This book is officially one of my favorites, and St. Clair is now one of my favorite authors. This book left me wanting more in the best possible way (wanting more to read and wanting a sequel) and I truly cannot wait to read more of St. Clair's books."
– Online Book Club
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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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