A lonely path to nowhere and nothing.
Rucksack protects the world. For ten thousand years, he has defeated every force seeking to dominate or destroy life. He moves in shadow, hinted at in legend but unknown to the wider world.
Rucksack will always give himself to serve life.
When a new adventure becomes an unexpected peril, the ancient hero realizes he faces a new challenge: How to defeat himself.
“Rucksack and the Cave” is a prequel short story to the acclaimed Rucksack Universe novel, WANDER. If you like twists on the hero story and crave tales where people try to find a way no matter what, then get ready to travel the Rucksack Universe.
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.”