Book Review: The Worlds Traveler

Book: The Worlds Traveler

Author: M.L. Roble

Genre: Upper Middle Grade Fantasy

Rating: selection_107

Book Cover: The Worlds Traveler
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After reading The Magician’s Doll, I had high expectations from The Worlds Traveler. Though the book is interesting, it doesn’t live up to the intrigue promised by the first book in the series.

The Worlds Traveler starts slowly with a first chapter that adds nothing to the story. The only purpose of the chapter is to acquaint the readers with special abilities of the characters.

This book is written from Phillip’s point of view. Since, they have still not heard anything about/ from his father, Phillip decides to take matters in his own hands and find his father. Delroy Mendu, a mercenary, helps Phillip in this cause.

I love how the special abilities of the kids evolve and they gradually learn how to use their powers.

Both the main characters, Phillip and Natalie, have lost some of their charm in this book. Phillip is too self-absorbed, and doesn’t care about anyone’s feelings but his own. In the first half of the book, Natalie does nothing but whine. However, as the book progresses, we get to see the complexity of her character. The character of Delroy is very well-written.

The World Travelers take the readers on a journey through different realms with unique settings, and interesting characters. M.L. Roble’s vivid description gives life to these worlds. Whether it is the cloud people from Aerthreis, or the beautiful forests of Tasdima―the places make you want to revisit them again and again. Even the spooky Shadow World lingers long after you’ve finished reading.

I would recommend The Worlds Traveler to those who love a fantasy with wonderful world building.

Book Description:

Life on the run from madman Martin Reimer gets in the way of everything.

For fourteen-year-old Phillip, it has meant having to stay hidden, unable to use his gift of moving through maps to search for his missing father. But the arrival of a stranger named Delroy brings unexpected opportunity, for Delroy is a man with the ability to travel worlds hidden within our own and he was sent by Phillip’s father. Now Phillip will do everything he can to find his dad, even if it means tricking Delroy into helping him or a quest through those hidden worlds.

Even if leaving home means Martin can now find him…

*I received a review copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



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