The Traveler (Fourth Realm Trilogy #1)

The Traveler (Fourth Realm Trilogy #1)

by John Twelve Hawks
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The Traveler (Fourth Realm Trilogy Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 109 reviews.
LadyHester More than 1 year ago
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.
Park99 More than 1 year ago
I heard about the mysterious author of this book and thought I would give it a try. I have read a number of fantasy series and enjoyed the Traveler immensely. I have since read the other two books in the trilogy. The books tell of people called Travelers who can "travel" to other realities. The story goes that almost all great thinkers/world changers throughout history have been travelers. The travelers are protected by people known as Harlequins. A secret group known as the Brethren seek to control the power of the Travelers. The focus is on brothers Gabriel and Michael Corrigan who have discovered they are travelers. One chooses to work against while the other becomes manipulated by the Brethren. A harlequin named Maya must protect them. I found all the characters very interesting, and thought the idea that we are trapped in a Vast Machine not hard to believe. If you are willing to open your mind, I suggest taking a stab at these books.
ksn_jesse More than 1 year ago
After my roommate freshman year in college handed me this book randomly, it has become probably my favorite book of all time. It has everything that a great story needs, character you can connect with, great fights, and it makes you think. This story follows Gabriel his brother Michael, and a reluctant Harlequin warrior named Maya as they are thrown into a world hidden beneath the Vast Machine, where we all live our normal lives. Gabriel and Michael are found out to be potential Travelers, people who are able to leave the physical constraints of our world and travel to the other realms. Each significant change throughout history is the supposed work of one of these visionaries, who are able to see the world in an entirely new way after their travels. These Travelers are protected by a group of armed protectors who call themselves Harlequin. Harlequin are trained from birth to be lethal weapons with the sole purpose of protecting the Travelers as they go about their lives. Maya, who had chosen to leave the Harlequin world behind, is dragged back in by her father and asked to go find and protect the Corrigan brothers. In my mind, the greatest accomplishment of the book is the ability of Twelve Hawks to make you think. It makes you think about the world that we live, about the laws, wars, and fear-mongering of the public media. To me specifically, it makes you think about yourself and how you would fit into the world that he has created. I will say that this book touches upon a number of different topics from politics, religion, and social standings and structures. Be open and ready to be challenged. With this said though, it is also a fast paced action packed read. There wasn't a single point in this book that I wanted to set it down, and I've re-read it I don't even know how many times, and each time I am on the edge of my seat and find another aspect I didn't think about. You will love this book.
nprfan1 More than 1 year ago
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".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a quick and entertaining book to read, pick this up! It's a modern day fantasy thriller that doesn't get too technical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and plan to read the whole series. It is a good story and I like the characters. I am suggesting that people sho like this book will also like Thomas Perry, especially the Jane Whitfield series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next one. There is a good bunch of villains, courageous heroes, and universal themes of good and evil and the meaning of brotherhood. And I love the strong female characters.
Bill_in_LA More than 1 year ago
It was a little bit hard to get in to, but once the author had you in his grips, it was hard to get away. I ended up reading all three books in the trilogy. There were times where I was dazed and confused, as there was much jumping around. There were other times where I was wondering if what the author was suggesting was actually happening in today's society... if it is, then it's very scarey!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time getting into the first few pages....then I was hooked! Loved everything about this book! Definitely makes you think about our lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i thought that this book had some class for a teen reading book. this book also gave some great morals that we see in every day life. so in all this book gets an A+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 stars! A fascinating read. This book was written nine years ago and is less speculative than it would have seemed when written--that is in regard to our society; I have no information about Travelers. If the Brethren do not exist, the will they represent does. We seem to have the basis for the technology if not all the gadgets. The characters have their own problems and conflicts; the story is not just about systems or good vs. evil.  It is not unique but it is extraordinarily good. If you don't mind thinking a little, try it.  If ALL you can say after reading it  is "amen" or "that couldn't happen", think some more. Now to find the sequel.
Paperback_Princess More than 1 year ago
This book threw me for a loop. This was another re-read because I could remember some details vividly, but the way it ended was that it was clearly set to be a series, and I wanted to finish that series. When I started this audiobook, the author made a statement about how the "Vast Machine" was constantly monitoring us, and that left a bad taste in my mouth right from the get go. I still enjoyed most of the book once I stopped thinking of everything that he said as comments of a paranoid schizophrenic who thought that the wold was out to get him. A lot of his ideas within the book, such as an organization thoroughly tracking people all over the world by use of all cameras and the like was just horrifying. I liked that Maya had tried to live her own life separate from what her father wanted her to do, and yet she couldn't really escape what her life was meant to be. Maya and Hollis were my two favorite characters because they were totally kick ass in the way that they didn't want to take crap from anyone including the Gabriel, who was destined to become a Traveler. What I didn't like was Michael and Gabriel, both of them were so naive and stupid when it came to their decisions. At one point when the brothers were separated and they meet in a different realm, Gabriel tells Michael everything about who is helping him knowing full well that he was in a place that was owned and controlled by the bad guys, and Michael, rather than protect his bother, decides to tell everything to the bad guys knowing that there is something fishy about them. Greed and stupidity drove them both. Although it was sad that there was a lack of relationships in this book, I almost liked that the book focused more on the Travelers and how they were to find their way into these different realms (such as the Hungry Ghost Realm) and how they discovered this secret world of Harlequins and the Tabula and this century old battle between the two forces. What scared me the most in this book was that there is all this technology out in the world, and it could be used to monitor everything that we do. The Tabula was this organization that used ATM Camera's and hacked into cars to lock the occupants inside. That was the scary part that there really could be some evil people that had all this information about us? Reading this book, does make you a little paranoid. All in all, it was well written, I found Maya to be less feminine, although I'm not sure if thats because of her raising or the writing, but in the end, I have already requested the second book from the library and I'm in this to see it to the end. Until next time.
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OldLady1956 More than 1 year ago
Last night I finished reading this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. The story line consisted of a good combination of character development and suspense to keep my interest. I cannot not wait until I leave work today so that I can go home and start the second book of this three book series.
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