Charlinder’s Walk

Charlinder's Walk

Book Description

 

In 2012, the Plague ended the world as we know it. In 2130, Charlinder wants to know why.

The origin of the disease remains a mystery. Their ignorance of its provenance fuels a growing schism that threatens to destroy the peace that the survivors' descendants have built. Unwilling to wait for matters to get any worse, he decides to travel to where the Plague first appeared and find out the truth-which means walking across three continents before returning home.

Charlinder has never been more than ten miles from home, has never heard anyone speak a foreign language, and he's going it alone.
He survives thousands of miles of everything from near-starvation to near-madness before he meets Gentiola. By then he's so exhausted that the story she offers to tell seems like little more than a diversion...until he hears it.

Nothing could have prepared him for what he learns from her, and no one ever told him: be careful what you wish for. The world is a much bigger place than Charlinder knew, and his place in it is a question he never asked before.

Book Review

 

This was a very interesting book.  It started out a little on the slow side.  However, once Charlinder started on his pilgrimage, things started to pick up.

The book starts out in Charlinder’s home town.  They know that a plague had devastated the world.  However, there are disagreements as to what caused it.  I guess you could say, it was sort of a religion vs. science type debate.  Was the plague a punishment from God?  Did people cause the plague?  This debate caused a huge rift in the community of survivors. 

Charlinder takes off on his pilgrimage in hopes of finding the answers to this debate. 

I loved the imagery that was provided in this story.  Plus some of the encounters that Charlinder had a long the way really caused me to stop and think. 

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About the author:

Alyson MiersAlyson Miers was born into a family of compulsive readers and thought it would be fun to get on the other side of the words. She attended Salisbury University, where she majored in English Creative Writing for some reason, and minored in Gender Studies. In 2006, she did the only thing a 25-year-old with a B.A. in English can do to pay the rent: joined the Peace Corps. At her assignment of teaching English in Albania, she learned the joys of culture shock, language barriers and being the only foreigner on the street, and got Charlinder off the ground. She brought home a completed first draft in 2008 and, between doing a lot of other stuff such as writing two other books, she managed to ready it for publication in 2011. She regularly shoots her mouth off at her blog, The Monster's Ink, when she isn't writing fiction or holding down her day job. She lives in Maryland with her computer and a lot of yarn. Connect with Alyson on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter or GoodReads.

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Charlinder's Walk (9781466443839): Alyson Miers: Books

ISBN: 1466443839
ISBN-13: 9781466443839


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