Fred Thorne must shoulder the full care and protection of his sisters after a fire leaves them homeless and friendless. He sets out to follow the last advice given to him by his great-aunt: Take the girls to Menevace, to the refuge home. But the road to Menevace is fraught with bandits, famine, and unknown dangers.
The Journey follows the three Thorne siblings through rejection, captivity, and an increasing downward spiral of guilt as Fred fails time and time again to protect his family from the dangers of a hostile world. Can the Thornes find a place of rest and safety? Will their journey ever end? Dangerous cities, breathtaking creatures, and an incredible adventure awaits in this debut novel by Verity A. Buchanan.
About the Author
Verity A. Buchanan is the daughter of an Orthodox Presbyterian pastor and the oldest of eight children. Born in South Carolina, she moved to rural northern Michigan at age eight, where her only complaint is that there are no mountains. She makes up for this deficiency by scattering them liberally throughout her stories. Verity enjoys long walks, playing piano, and coming up with creative ways to describe light. She has completed an entirety of four books and two novellas set in Legea.
What People are Saying About This
"The Journey by Verity Buchanan is a tale of change and growth where sorrow turns into joy, and mourning turns into dancing. It is packed full of adventure and conflict, and the relationship between the siblings within the story is deep and strong. The Journey is, at the core, a truly heartwarming story."
"This is a delightful read! Buchanan is a cunning fantasy wordsmith who weaves a powerful tale of family love and struggles in the midst of dangers within and without. The Journey is both figurative and literal—and Buchanan blends those elements well. It's easy to grow attached to the main characters, as they're three-dimensional, flawed, and remarkably sincere. She also offers both interesting and surprising twists along the way. It's a relatively short read and well worth your time."