As action adventure goes, The
Traveler is difficult to fault. It's
the first in a planned trilogy that is
partly a psychological thriller with strong
sci-fi overtones (which I suspect will
become stronger as the series develops),
partly a cautionary tale of modern life, but
mainly good old escapist fun (think 1984 meets
It's guaranteed to raise the paranoia levels of conspiracy theorists to breaking point, but it also offers an interesting counter to the views of the majority who buy into the convenience of modern day life without thought for where our increasing reliance on computerized everything could lead us!
"Powerful, mainstream fiction built on a foundation of cutting-edge technology laced with fantasy and the chilling specter of an all-too-possible social and political reality." - PW Starred Review.
"The pace is fast, the characters intriguing and memorable, the evil dark and palpable, and the genre-bending between fantasy and thriller seamless." - Booklist Starred Review.
This review was originally published in July 2005, and has been updated for the July 2006 paperback release. Click here to go to this issue.
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