Sunday, June 9, 2013

and the Quest of the Final Summit

The Final Summit ~ by Andy Andrews

I did not read "The Traveler's Gift", but once getting started with this novel, I do want to. It took me some time to get into the book, as I felt somewhat lost not having any of the back story.  Unlike many sequel novels I have read of late, this one seemed to me to be deeply rooted in it's first episode. As I read a bit further, some details of the first book came through, but I still felt a bit lost when trying to sort out the complete picture.

David Ponder is a "Traveler" and apparently he is the chosen one. In this novel, we follow David to the "final summit" with all of the other "travelers" of the past, from Winston Churchill to Joan of Arc, whom have all been gathered by the archangel Gabriel to meet and find the "one principle that will save humanity." That's a pretty lofty ambition, right? and with Ponder at the helm; Ponder, who appears to be an average guy; is he ready to figure out what will save humanity?

The narrative of this novel is quite good, and once I focused more on the story at hand as opposed to the previous story, I found myself quite immersed in the tale, and felt as though I was at the summit right along with all of it's famous (and not so famous) travelers. There is a lot of wisdom and inspiration in the words of Andrews. I enjoyed the story, and won't give away the ending....just suffice it to say, you won't be disappointed.

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