A camper travels the back roads of America, but it is not what it seems. Pursued by powerful forces: a mastermind, a maniac, and a terrorist, its crew wonders if they’ll ever reach Journey’s end.
When Eloise Corwin – a longtime patient in her desert hometown’s infirmary – finds a wounded young traveler sharing her sick room; she insists that he tell her about his adventures. The young man, Orson Gregory, tells her how he found and stole a glowing gemstone, hidden for decades beneath the government-built factory beside his family farm. He tells her how he’s been chased ever since – by mercenaries, by terrorists, and by other, stranger enemies. He tells her how he threw in his lot with a real adventurer, a mythology professor, an innkeeper, and a duo of hired guns on a cross-country journey to clear his name and return home – something he’s currently failing to do. To reach safety, the motley travelers will first have to deal with each other, evade the foes that follow their every move, and tangle with other forces both strange and powerful, their fellow travelers on the Wayfarers Highway.
|Publisher:||The Wayfarer Partnership LLC.|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.61(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An amazing Journey I think of stories as a journey or adventure for the imagination. This story was no different. The characters are on an actual journey with the reader right there on the path. The quote I like is in the beginning to the story, but I think it fits the entire story and the significance of the adventure. "Our tale isn’t a happy one. It deals with many things that are powerful and dangerous in our time. Worst of all, it’s a story that hasn’t ended yet." It's a powerful journey that teeters on what could happen and what does happen. There is a fine line between supernatural and pure magic, and this story has both. Orson made a friend on his journey, and Petrack gained a new fan. eat story.
“It’s easier to believe in great things and magic places when you’re on a journey, and most people never are, but children think they’d like to be out here where the stories are made, because they believe in the better parts of those stories and don’t think much about the danger.” – Wayfarers Highway by Peter Petrack (I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.) Orson Gregory was at the wrong place at the wrong time, or was he? After discovering a glowing gem called the Opal underneath a factory that used to belong to his family, he decides to take it. Little did he know that a lot of people are after the Opal and so he has no choice but to run and embark on this big cross-country journey in order to make sure it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Meeting a lot of strange people along the way, he discovers a whole new world but will he ever find his way back home? I’ve been leaning towards the idea of reading an adventurous read for a while now and when I heard about this one, I was really excited to read it. It was the perfect story for how I was feeling. The book starts off very normal and realistic but in the moment that Orson finds the Opal, you can tell that his life is going to change. People start chasing him, magic is introduced to the story and it really felt like he somehow jumped right into a fiction novel. I love that you never know what’s going to come their way. It’s never a smooth ride when driving on Wayfarers Highway and it makes it all that much more exciting to read. You feel like you’re there throughout every new discovery. Needless to say, I loved this book. Peter Petrack’s characters are so fun and witty and they make me hope that I get to see them again in their future endeavors. If you want to find a book that contains a lot of adventure and a plot that keeps you guessing as to what will happen next, you will love Wayfarers Highway. I give this one a 5 out of 5!
The patient’s story started with a glowing gemstone. The one he found and took from its hiding place beneath a government factory. Since then Orson has been on the run, chased by mercenaries, terrorists and more. More a scholar than a warrior, Orson soon discovers there is more to life than meets the eye and the deeper you dig, the more dark secrets you will uncover and then the faster you will have to run. So run Orson did with a ragtag band of allies after a powerful, yet old man of magic sends him on his way, while special guardian fight off the evil beings who want him dead. What is so special about the gemstone? Why does everyone want it? What aren’t people telling him? Who is the strong and almost feral warrior woman who is unwillingly on the run with him? The chase is on, while our young hero and his troupe travel in an amazing “camper” that can maneuver the waters and soar through the air as easily as it drives across the country in a madcap chase for survival. Prepare to feel as if you have fallen into another world, one that feels “old-fashioned” but is clearly very modern, very high tech and very dangerous. Do not expect a multitude of heroes in the sense that brawn and brain will be delivered in a dream-like Adonis. Welcome to real heroes, the quiet, the quirky, the afraid and the ones who you almost can’t make your mind up about! Imagine being stuffed into a sardine can with a bunch of strangers, and having to trust they will have your back, no matter what. Multiply that feeling by days and day on the run, trying to lay low and remain unnoticed only to be outed by bribery. What is so special about this gemstone? The answer is between the pages of WAYFARERS HIGHWAY by Peter Petrack. Follow along on an amazing journey where secrets are withheld, secrets are shared and one group of strangers must learn to trust in each other to survive against the evil that is dogging their collective tails. Filled with a feeling of adventure, urgency and often hopelessness, sit back, buckle in and get ready to roll down the WAYFARERS HIGHWAY. I received this copy from Peter Petrack in exchange for my honest review.