The Waterfall Traveler
by S.J. Lem
Publication date: April 19th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . THE WATERFALL TRAVELER . . . To be eighteen with a deep-down desire to do something for someone else. This was a journey of more than love. She travels near and far. Finding friendship, understanding, love, respect, and a deep sense of self-worth/pride/triumph/success, and so much more. Come on this journey with Ri and those she met along the way. I found this read to most enjoying and adventurous. I will begin to read this one with the children later this spring.
All eighteen-year-old Ri wants is to cure her adoptive father Samuel from his hallucination-inducing illness. Everyone in her village tells her it’s impossible. But when she meets two newcomers in the forest—a gruff rogue with a vendetta against the gods and a charming fugitive who saves her life—she’ll be torn away from Samuel and swept across the sea to an oppressive city governed by a ruthless tyrant. Once there, she’ll not only have to confront Samuel’s unlawful past, but a vicious evil that threatens all mankind.
In this tale of bravery, friendship, and unforeseen love, Ri risks it all to save those she cares for. But if she prevails, she’ll find the one thing she yearns for most—a cure for Samuel.
S.J. Lem is a digital art director gone writer in hopes of expanding her creative aspirations. Whether it’s introducing dimensional characters, crafting imaginative worlds, or transporting readers into high-stakes adventures, she strives to deliver an immersive experience.
She lives in Chicago with her husband and son. When not writing, she enjoys pottery, gardening, and volunteering. Connecting with readers and fellow writers is one of her greatest joys.