The fortress is ready. Is her heart?
Mysterious train rides. A quest through the Himalayas. Strange guides. And an impossible mission to an impossible place. All that Jade Agamuskara Bluegold wanted was to start her new job. Sure, a train was taking her across India to be a mystical bartender who steered decision and destiny. But that didn't mean she was ready for a world-shattering, legend-shrouded, mysterious quest to be dropped at her feet.
Legends say that eons ago a mythical people exiled themselves to a hidden Himalayan paradise filled with a vast power. Now a menacing man has found the Heart of the World. Before he unleashes a terrible fate that destroys all life, Jade must figure out how to stop him, no matter what it takes.
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."