|Traveler, the (2005) [Novel]|
by John Twelve Hawks
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Series: Fourth Realm, the
(From the publisher):
Maya is hiding in plain sight of London. The twenty-six year old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father, and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins—a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a few known as Travelers.
Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are brothers living in Los Angeles. Since childhood, the young men have been shaped by stories that their late father was a Traveler, one of a small band of prophets who have vastly influenced the course of history. Travelers are able to attain pure enlightenment, and have for centuries ushered change into the world. Gabriel and Michael, who may have inherited their father's gifts, have always protected themselves by living "off the Grid"-that is, invisible to the real-life surveillance networks that monitor people in our modern society.
Summoned by her ailing father, Maya is told of the existance of the brothers. The Corrigans are in severe danger, stalked by powerful men known as the Tabula—ruthless mercenaries who have hunted Travelers for generations. this group is determined to inflict order on the world by controlling it, and they view travelors as an intolerable threat. As Maya races to California to protect the brothers, she is reluctently pulled back into the cold and solitary Harlequin existence. A colossal battle looms—one that will reveal not only the identities of Gabriel and Michael Corrigan but also a secret history of our time.
Original title: The Traveler
Alternative titles: The Traveller
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ A Miscellany
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Political→ Dystopia/Utopia
Fiction→ Religious→ Visionary & Inspirational