The Traveler: A Novel by John Twelve Hawks

The Traveler: A Novel

byJohn Twelve Hawks

Kobo ebook | October 29, 2010

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Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are two young men living just beneath the glittering surface of life in Los Angeles. Since childhood, the brothers have been shaped by stories that their father was a Traveler — one of an elite group of prophets able to attain pure enlightenment. The Corrigans, who may have inherited their father’s gifts, have always lived “off the grid” — that is, invisible to the intricate surveillance networks that monitor people in our modern world.

Thousands of miles away, Maya is attempting to lead a normal life in London. The attractive twenty-six-year-old designer wants to ignore the fact that she comes from a long lineage of Harlequins — a band of warriors pledged to protect the Travelers at all costs. When Maya is summoned to Prague by her ailing father, she learns that Gabriel and Michael have just been located in California. The brothers may represent the last surviving Travelers, and are in desperate need of protection. Maya is reluctant to be drawn into the solitary, destructive life of her ancestors, but she has been trained to fight since she was a young girl.

Also searching for the brothers is Nathan Boone, a disciplined mercenary working for the Tabulas — ruthless men who are determined to inflict order on the world by invisibly controlling its population. Boone and the Tabulas fear the power of the Travelers, and for generations Tabulas have hunted them down. When Maya flies to California in search of Gabriel and Michael Corrigan, a colossal battle looms that will reveal a secret history of our time.

In this stunningly suspenseful first novel, reminiscent of George Orwell and Philip Pullman, John Twelve Hawks has created a vividly imagined world that runs parallel to our own. Moving at lightning speed from the back alleys of Prague to the underworld of Los Angeles to a guarded research facility in New York, The Traveler goes beneath the surface to give us new insights on history and our own lives.

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Title:The Traveler: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385673914

ISBN - 13:9780385673914

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've read it three times, at least This is hands down my favourite book. You need to enjoy the semi-fantasy genre to really appreciate this story, but it is very worth the read. It gets you to reflect on your own everyday behaviours, showing just how much we are (willingly) being watched.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Blend! John Twelve Hawks combines science fiction, fantasy, and spirituality (some of my favourite topics) to create one of the most fascinating page-turners that I have read in a long while! Hawks is a brilliant writer, and it is hard to believe that this is his first book. I am sad to see that the next book in the trilogy has yet to be released because I really don't want to stop reading!
Date published: 2006-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Totally different! I am really enjoying this book and can't wait already for the next one in the series. Can't beleive this is the author's first book. It is toally different from any other book I have read and keeps your interest and curiosity alive. The characters are fascinating and the whole concept of privacy (or lack) really makes you think. The book is really hard to put down and I already resent the time when I finally finish this story and have to wait ages for the next installment!!
Date published: 2006-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can't wait for the second book of the Fourth Realm A new and refreshing concept of "big brother is watching us", well written and believable. Great story that blends enough suspense, adventure, drama to keep the readers' attention. A hint of romance, along with lots of action. I couldn't put it down, and now I'm disappointed that I can't go out and buy the next book in the series. Great job John Twelve Hawks, get busy and publish the next book !
Date published: 2006-06-14