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The Traveler (Fourth Realm Trilogy #1)

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Cool!

Imagine a future where everyone is tracked in the Vast Machine. Each human lives on the "gird" and follows the rules. This future scenario is not really that hard to imagine, one of the reasons I liked the story so much. For science fiction it wasn't much of a stretch. ...
Imagine a future where everyone is tracked in the Vast Machine. Each human lives on the "gird" and follows the rules. This future scenario is not really that hard to imagine, one of the reasons I liked the story so much. For science fiction it wasn't much of a stretch. The main characters of course are struggling to stay of the grid while being tracked by an evil power within world governments. The plot is action packed but also strangely slow. I also found it difficult to like the main female character. She was so disconnected. Overall a good read and I already own the sequel.

posted by LadyHester on June 22, 2011

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Oliver Stone would love this book, and so would Fox Mulder

This is a book that deals with what I suppose John Twelve Hawks believes to be the "real world". Basically, the story says that there is a cabal of men (and women too, I suppose, though Twelve Hawks doesn't mention any) who really rule the world, and they are opposed by...
This is a book that deals with what I suppose John Twelve Hawks believes to be the "real world". Basically, the story says that there is a cabal of men (and women too, I suppose, though Twelve Hawks doesn't mention any) who really rule the world, and they are opposed by people who are born with the potential to travel between universes - travelers, they're called - who by their very nature have the ability to effect changes in world affairs.

Devotees of "The X-Files" will devour this book and its potential sequels lock, stock, and barrel. And just like that TV series, I'm sure they will find more questions than answers. But if you didn't like "The X-Files", or never really cared to watch it, you probably won't go for "The Traveler".

posted by nprfan1 on November 23, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2010

    An okay audio book. Not memorable.

    Two stars. Not worth it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2006

    Something missing...

    While this could have been an exciting adventure it left me wondering why I had spent the time reading it. I can read an 850-page book in less than a week but this one took three-plus weeks to wade through. It offers an interesting view into how we are monitored in our society but could have managed that in a few pages. It was impossible to get to know the characters enough to care about what happened to them. The main character, though a trained fighter, had no courage of spirit and the rest of the characters were sappy and two-dimensional and offered nothing to make you care about them. Also, with all the technology we have today why are there more and more spelling and gramatical errors in books these days? A great book to read at bedtime if you just want to go to sleep.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2005

    Book One of a Trilogy?

    The book has little depth and is only mildly entertaining as an 'escape novel'. You feel like you've read or seen it all before. I felt cheated that the book was not better advertised as book one of a trilogy. I'll wait until it is made into a tv show or movie to find out how it ends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2005

    A book? A screenplay? An action/adventure game?

    I have two 'musts' for a quality book. First, it must stand on its own even if it is part of a continuing series and second, the main character must not be a poor-me-I-am-a-victim-of-what-everyone-has-done-to-me-my-life-is-hopel ess-oh-if-I-could-only-love-but-I-can't type character. I do have respect for anyone who has the patience to write a book however, there should be more to a story than just linking action scene to action scene. Unfortunately, I would suspect that this book was written on the advice of 'experts' who think this is the way to write a book that will attract movie offers. The Traveler a beginning, middle but no end. It follows the time-worn build/decline/build cycle of storytelling but each subsequent cycle does not necessarily build to a higher level. The final page leaves you wondering if you didn't receive the last two chapters of the book. Add to this that the main character is tedious and makes you want to slap her upside the head and tell her to 'get over it.' For a while I after I finished it I thought it was a screenplay in book form but it strikes me that this is a story that is a product of an electronic action adventure game. Maybe the second book can avoid the problems of the first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2005

    so many better sci fi books

    this is a pure marketing gimmick by publishers. there are and have been so many better genre books in sci-fi. publishers are trying to create the next matrix trilogy. if you want to read the most original, genre defining sci-fi book, pick up a copy of neal stephenson's snow crash.

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    Posted March 12, 2011

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