I’m really not sure that the snow is ever going to end. We’re definitely in for a white Christmas this year. Thankfully, I have stocked up on books to read on my Kindle including the latest from Murray Lee Eiland Jr., The Wanderer’s Last Journey (The Orfeo Saga Book 4). Thank you to the author for sponsoring this post and providing a copy of it for review.
The Wanderer’s Last Journey (The Orfeo Saga Book 4)
No one is sure when the New World deity Quetzalcoatl was first worshipped. The god-man can be portrayed as a feathered serpent – and also associated with a bright green bird of the same name – but he was worshipped in a variety of ways by various cultures. Some versions of the myth state that he was a man with light hair, beard, blue eyes, and light skin. After helping humankind, he was said to have returned to his home, promising to return. It is not surprising that he has been identified as a Viking by some historians (and as an extraterrestrial by more adventuresome scholars). The Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II is reputed to have initially believed that when Hernán Cortés appeared in 1519 Quetzalcoatl had returned.
Here Orfeo has been kidnapped by a New World tribe. They plan keep him as a prisoner while presenting him to a subjugated populace as a god. He has no desire to live his life in a gilded cage. His wife, Clarice, his aging mentor, Zurga, and the jack of all trades, Daryush, must cross the ocean to save their friend. They soon find they are involved in a civil war between the Nastases and Ixtlans. It will take all their cunning to rescue Orfeo and get back alive. Back at home a war is brewing between Sparta and Pylos. This time Zurga is not there to keep the peace.
The Wanderer’s Last Journey is Book 4 in The Orfeo Saga series. If you’ve been following my reviews, you know that I have read the last 2 but not the first one. Either way, I think that The Wanderer’s Last Journey is a book that could easily stand on its own. In Book 4, Orfeo has been taken a prisoner by a tribe of people from the New World. They plan on forcing him to pretend to be a god to their people while they keep him under their control. His friends travel to the new world to save him but end up in the middle of a civil war. In the midst of the chaos, Orfeo and his friends manage to escape and travel back to their home. However, when they return, another war is about to break out in their country.
I really think that this book is my favorite of the books I’ve read in this series. I’ve always been fascinated by Quetzalcoatl and it was interesting to see him appear in this story. Like the others, the book is full of adventure, action and loads of details. It does appear that this is the last book in the series but I’m really hoping that there will be more.