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The Golden City (The Fourth Realm Trilogy #03)by John Twelve Hawks
Synopses & Reviews
A world that exists in the shadow of our own...
The thrilling conclusion to John Twelve Hawks's Fourth Realm trilogy, The Golden City is packed with the knife-edge tension, intriguing characters, and startling plot twists that made The Traveler and The Dark River international hits.
John Twelve Hawks's previous novels about the mystical Travelers and the Brethren, their ruthless enemies, generated an extraordinary following around the world. The Washington Post wrote that "The Traveler portrays a Big Brother with powers far beyond anything Orwell could imagine." Publishers Weekly hailed the series as "a saga that's part A Wrinkle in Time, part The Matrix and part Kurosawa epic." Internet chat rooms and blogs have overflowed with speculation about the final destiny of the richly imagined characters fighting an epic battle beneath the surface of our modern world.
In The Golden City, Twelve Hawks delivers the climax to his spellbinding epic. Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveler father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats. His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the enemy, pursues his ambition to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren. And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever.
A riveting blend of high-tech thriller and fast-paced adventure, The Golden City will delight Twelve Hawks's many fans and attract a new audience to the entire trilogy.
"The final volume in Hawks's fantasy thriller series, the Fourth Realm trilogy, brings to an end the struggle between the forces of evil, the Brethren-run empire known as the Tabula, and those of good — the Travelers, Harlequins and other fighters of the Resistance. The first book, The Traveler, promised, and delivered, much; the second, The Dark River, was bleak and a bit of a disappointment. With the third, Hawks has returned, somewhat, to the excitement of the first, though those expecting a final, titanic battle to decide the fate of the world will come away frustrated. In the end, the action scenes are too few and too brief, and the explorations into the other Realms don't come to much of anything. Some fans might wish the author had spent less time on the easy-to-understand philosophical underpinnings (e.g., 'freedom is the essence of our lives — not surveillance and control') and more time on swinging swords. Newcomers should read the series in order. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Twelve Hawks is able skillfully to expand further on his characters and keep the rapid pace for a satisfying conclusion to this technological fantasy-thriller amalgamation." Library Journal
"[A] satisfying and very entertaining wrap-up, though it lacks the bravura flourishes of its predecessors." Booklist
The thrilling conclusion to Hawks's Fourth Realm trilogy, The Golden City is packed with knife-edge tension, intriguing characters, and startling plot twists. Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveler father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats.
About the Author
John Twelve Hawks is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Traveler and The Dark River. He lives off the grid.
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