Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Wanders Far by David Fitz-Gerald. Thank you to Historical Fiction Book Tours for my spot on this tour! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
Publication Date: May 11, 2019
eBook, Paperback, AudioBook;
Genre: Historical Fiction
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 engrossing, well-written novel tells the story of a pivotal moment in Iroquois history through a well-traveled protagonist.Kirkus Reviews
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Wanders Far was a pleasant surprise for me. I chose to read it because the Blurb was intriguing and the cover was striking. I am so glad I gave this one a shot. A quick and enriching. Historical fiction has captured my heart in 2019 and I’m happy to add this novel to the list.
The characters are absolutely brilliant. David Fitz-Gerald has not only written well-rounded characters, but he brought them to life. I love the descriptions, the lives of every day Native Americans in the mid-1100s. It was brilliantly researched to feel as realistic as possible.
I love the bit of mystery mixed in with spiritual insights. It the novel this mystical air to it. I think this was clever and insightful.
Overall, Wanders Far was a wonderfully crafted novel with real feeling characters and expertly researched facts to give this historical fiction a realism that not every novel achieves. Highly recommended!
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.
During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a paperback copy of Wanders Far and a $50 Amazon Gift Card!
– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on October 28th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Paperback giveaway is open to the US only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, September 2
Review at Historical Fiction Reviews
Thursday, September 5
Review at Locks, Hooks and Books
Monday, September 9
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Tuesday, September 10
Interview at Jathan & Heather
Monday, September 16
Review & Interview at Jorie Loves A Story
Friday, September 20
Feature at Coffee and Ink
Monday, September 23
Review at Nursebookie
Wednesday, September 25
Review & Excerpt at Just Another Reader
Friday, September 27
Review at Red Headed Book Lady
Monday, September 30
Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads
Friday, October 4
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Wednesday, October 9
Excerpt at Maiden of the Pages
Monday, October 14
Guest Post at Passages to the Past
Thursday, October 17
Review at Chicks, Rogues and Scandals
Saturday, October 26
Review at Reading is My Remedy
Monday, October 28
Feature at CelticLady’s Reviews
Let me know what you think!