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Home Sweet Road (Rucksack Universe)

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As falls Ireland, so falls the world.

An ordinary woman hides extraordinary secrets from two men who are not what they seem—but neither is she.

Aisling's grandmother was the most famous Awen of Ireland, but Aisling never knew that until she returned home from her travels, said her good-byes over the old protector's grave, and learned from Jake Connemara that she was now Awen
Paperback, 156 pages
Published 2014 by Rucksack Press
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Vidya Ananthanarayanan
Mar 14, 2014 Vidya Ananthanarayanan rated it it was amazing
Anthony St. Clair's rucksack travels from the alleys of Hong Kong to the "soft, green-brown hills of the Twelve Bens" of Ireland in this thrilling novella where he introduces us to Aisling, the Awen of Ireland. The one woman who stands between three powerful ancient relics and two men, one of whom would take them. Will she succumb to heart or to duty? As is his won't and strength, Anthony seamlessly combines quirk, wit, travel, and magic in this tale of power, greed, ego, and love that features ...more
Feb 03, 2014 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
I'm biased, I know, but I really enjoyed reading this novella (and I read it more than once, as a beta reader for the author.) Anthony's got an amazing sense of the epic, and each of the stories in the Rucksack Universe keeps building on the groundwork that came before. There's a lot of long play being worked out through the stories and I just can't wait to see how it all weaves together and falls into place.
Feb 11, 2014 jgyweniverel marked it as to-read
Shelves: wish-list-book
May the luck of 'The Eire' shine down on me from the green green fields of the land of 'de magical little people'(leprechauns)....would be a double bonus to win this book as the end date also happens to be me b'day!
Apr 30, 2014 Jess rated it really liked it
A great novella. Looking forward to Forever The Road.
Joy Smith
Sep 29, 2014 Joy Smith rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, fantasy
I enjoyed this tale of magical relics and their guardians set in Ireland--and the Rucksack Universe. It's an intriguing premise, and I liked Aisling, the Awen of Ireland--and Jake, another guardian, and The Management; and the changing sign was fun. Oh, and maybe the angry mountain. What is its problem?! I'm still a little confused about that, but not as confused as Aisling was about it--and the two travelers. She was attracted to both, though she decided to drive one away... The story slowed ...more
Sep 18, 2015 Joe rated it it was amazing
A bartender named Jake and a hostel owner named Aisling who aren't who they seem on the surface and two travelers that are a bit of a mystery find themselves thrown together in Clifden, a village in Ireland. Weird things from a mountain out of place to accidental fires lead our main characters to suspect our travelers of ill doing. The second book in the Rucksack Universe grabs your attention and doesn't let go. The story fills the need for more after reading The Martini of Destiny while getting ...more
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Lois Donaghy
Jan 25, 2015 Lois Donaghy rated it really liked it
A page turner from the first one. Anthony's characters get more interesting as I continue this journey through the Rucksack Universe. This novella gives us a deeper look into this world of power and intrigue. Where will the travels take us next?
May 17, 2015 Molokov rated it really liked it
A slightly longer novella than the Martini of Destiny, this story develops the Rucksack Universe a bit more with a wonderful new central character. It's a story that's small in scope but deep in mystery, character and adventure. It's a delight to watch it unfold.
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Fantasy author and beer writer Anthony St. Clair has walked with hairy coos in the Scottish Highlands, choked on seafood in Australia, and watched the full moon rise over Mt. Everest in Tibet. The creator of the Rucksack Universe series, Anthony has traveled the sights and beers of Thailand, Japan, India, Canada, Ireland, the USA, Cambodia, China and Nepal. He and his wife live in Eugene, Oregon, ...more
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