The Seeker’s Son has taken one, The Seeker’s Son takes two. The Seeker’s Son takes another one, The Seeker’s Son seeks you. Chased by wraiths of dark smoke, without knowledge of the land in which I found myself or memory of my life and purpose, I became embroiled in a perilous quest to restore the throne of a fading Empire. Little did I know how dangerous a task that would prove to be. This is my story; the tale of the Sky Road Walker. Sky Road Walker is the first of the democratically created Your Very Own Adventure books by author S.M. Carrière.
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When S.M. Carrière isn't brutally killing your favourite characters, she spends her time teaching martial arts, live streaming video games, and cuddling her cats. In other words, she spends her time teaching others to kill, streaming her digital kills, and cuddling furry murderers.
Once again, this author does not disappoint. I got completely drawn in to this story, constantly wondering who the Stranger was, and staying up all hours to find out. A compelling fantasy story with incredibly well-crafted characters. Brava!
He wakes up with no memory, in the middle of nowhere, with the only clue to his origins the fact that he can walk the mystical Sky Road. Falling face-first into the riptide of political intrigue surrounding the empty throne of the Empire, the Sky Road Walker, as he becomes known, is faced with choices at every turn; choices that can bring unimaginable rewards or terrible fates. With no context and no memory, he makes them as best he can, relied upon by the powerful leaders of the Empire’s factions to advise them and make these decisions.
Sky Road Walker is a most enjoyable epic fantasy from author S. M. Carrière, featuring the well-loved fantasy themes of a usurped throne, a hidden heir, and a dangerous quest for a magical artifact. The world-building is solid and detailed, giving the plot a strong background, and the magic is never portrayed as an easy way out, which was a relief. Overall, the only implausible element was that the man with amnesia was at every turn, expected to make the choices on behalf of the leaders of armies and countries. While the plot turned around it, and the writing was plenty good enough to rate four stars anyway, that was the element that had me asking ‘...but why on earth...?’ all the way through. Despite that, I would recommend this read unhesitatingly to fans of fantasy – it’s a very good, well-written read.