Wanders Far-An Unlikely Hero's Journey (Paperback)
Part of the Adirondack Spirit Series
Outskirts Press, 9781977211378, 198pp.
Publication Date: May 11, 2019
Wanders Far lived in dangerous times and was faced with one difficult challenge after another. He was a skinny, quiet boy who was raised on the banks of a tributary of New York State's Mohawk River, hundreds of years before colonists arrived. One lifetime was not enough for Wanders Far's old soul.
From a very young age, his wanderlust compelled him down one path after another. No village could contain him.
He was happy living a simple life in the physical world during challenging times. The spirit world had other plans.
A wise, enigmatic shaman mentored Wanders Far and helped him cultivate the supernatural visions that haunted him. His guide could only help him so far.
He set out to become a runner, carrying important messages across the lands of his people and their enemies. He ended up fulfilling a much greater destiny than he ever imagined.
This is the first installment in the Adirondack Spirit Series.
You might like this book if you like historical novels, westerns, supernatural thrillers, or books featuring distance hikers. If you like all of those, hopefully this book will be one of your favorites.
Table of Contents
Grandfather Is Dead
A Good Place to Start a New Life
Too Many Trout to Count
The Fierce Scream of a Fisher Cat
Trading with the Narraganset
Choosing a New Chief
Attacked at Dawn
An Algonquin Captive
Stealing Souvenirs from a Camp of Giants
A Malevolent Presence
Great Roaring Waterfalls
He Who Follows the Stars
That Is How Your Story Should Be Told, My Friend
People of the Longhouse
The Great White Stag
The First Full Moon of Summer
A Young Man with an Old Soul
About David Fitz-Gerald:
David Fitz-Gerald is an author. Okay, make that amateur author. If you're looking for the atheist activist author by the same name, keep looking--this book is DEFINITELY not for you After a chaotic day as a business person, Dave enjoys getting lost in the settings he imagines and spending time with the characters he creates. Writing historical fiction is like making paintings of the past. He loves to weave fact and fiction together, stirring in action, adventure, romance, and a heavy dose of the supernatural with the hope of transporting the reader to another time and place. He is an Adirondack 46-er, which means he has hiked all of the highest peaks in New York State, so it should not be surprising when Dave attempts to glorify hikers as swashbuckling superheroes in his writing. Wanders Far--An Unlikely Hero's Journey is the first in a series of books in the Adirondack Spirit Series.