The Traveler (The Traveler, Book 1) by Deborah Dugan – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

The TravelerThe Traveler by Deborah Dugan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Traveler is an exciting speculative fiction novel. I didn’t really know what to expect when I started it, just that I was intrigued, and can safely say I would never have anticipated what it would actually be like. Totally original, and captivating!
Tristan is very down-to-earth and likes things predictable and familiar. He likes to be able to make sense of things, and isn’t particularly fond of surprises. So when the Traveler turns up, he has a lot of questions. And concerns. And panic.
The Traveler is a fascinating creature, and the more I learnt the more I wanted to know. If you’ve ever been disappointed that aliens and fantasy creatures are often humanoid, this will satisfy your thirst for something different!
There’s something Douglas Adams-y in the tone of the story, and there are similarities between Tristan and Arthur Dent. So I would recommend this book to fans of wacky stories like that! And any fans of speculative fiction looking for something new and a bit different. I would not recommend it to arachnophobes, unless you’re working on exposure therapy…
This book gets five stars from me. There’s a sequel out soon which is definitely going on my tbr list! Can’t wait to read more of the Traveler’s adventures.

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