Arrival of the Traveler

Rated 2.86/5 based on 9 reviews
Abilene Collins thought she was a normal teenager; or, as normal as a girl could be traveling the world with her nomadic father. When she is suddenly orphaned, she's forced to face a telepathic family she never knew existed, and become a person she never dreamed she would be: a revered religious figure to some, a political pawn to others, and to a few, a target for assassination. More
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About A.L. Tyler

A.L. Tyler is a hopeless bibliophile with a soft spot for little critters.

She currently lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, with her husband. Their house has a orange tree and many reading nooks.

She can be found on her blog at http://addisynltyler.blogspot.com/.

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Review by: Tanya Dennings on April 29, 2013 : (no rating)
This book captured my attention from the start. I loved the idea of a secret life, a secret society, the strangeness and thier abilities. It got a bit slow in the middle, but I knew if I just hung on a bit more, it would pay off. And it really did. Some people say there were too many characters, but I think that just added to the "realness" of the book for me. (If you want to talk about lots of characters, check out Melanie Rawn. Wow!! And still awesome.) I immediately got the 2nd & 3rd novels and sped through those. It was so exciting!! Hoping she will continue Brandon's story and want to know more of what happens with Lena & Griffin.
(review of free book)

Review by: Cindy Holdmann on March 30, 2013 :
I found this book to be a not-so-easy read. Too many characters to try and keep up with. Along with that, the plot didn't develop as quickly as I had hoped and it became an arduous read. While some of the characters were interesting, I would have liked to have seen more depth. It also seemed that some of the things in the book, reminded me of the Harry Potter series but not necessarily in a good way.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: MJ Logan on March 23, 2013 :
Arrival of the Traveler is the first book in a series of three. You'll want to read all three books.

Just when you think the plot is revealed, another twist takes you deeper into a story of family plots and politics that would rival any Washington DC real-life saga.

Tyler fully develops the plot, the history, the politics, and then weaves a tale that will leave you surprised and wondering what comes next, all within a secret race of people that live among the rest of us.

Plan on reading all three books, one right after the other.
(review of free book)

Review by: Heather Murdoch on March 13, 2013 :
Meh...eeehhh.... I really really wanted to like this book. I am not sure if it was just me but I couldn't get into the story. I am an avid sci-fi reader and love alternate universes. It was not the writing, everything flowed well. Part of my issue is when a book is part of a series I really don't like starting a series until it is done, I tend to forget between books if I can't start the next book in the series right away....
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cindy Holdmann on March 11, 2013 :
I found this book to be a not-so-easy read. Too many characters to try and keep up with. Along with that, the plot didn't develop as quickly as I had hoped and it became an arduous read. While some of the characters were interesting, I would have liked to have seen more depth. It also seemed that some of the things in the book, reminded me of the Harry Potter series but not necessarily in a good way.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: crystal clancy on Jan. 29, 2013 :
I received this book in a giveaway and unfortunately could not get into it. I found the plot slow, and unbelievable, and the dialogue difficult to enjoy. Sorry!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Adrienne Robinson on Jan. 26, 2013 : (no rating)
''Brought into a world she knows nothing about, Lena Collins finds herself in an untrustworthy situation when she learns she is a member of the Daray family, and a holy figure to half of the Silenti people on Earth; unfortunately, the other half of the Silenti believe that the Darays will one day bring disease, disaster and death to the world.''

After the deaths of her father and grandmother, 15 year old Lena goes to live with her uncle whom she knows nothing about. She's trying to fit in to the strange household and pretty soon she finds that her uncle and the household staff are hiding things from her. When the truth finally comes out Lena is thrust into a world that she doesn't understand.

I found this to be an enjoyable read. The plot was well rounded and developed at a good pace. I found myself enjoying the interactions between the characters. Even though this is the first of a series the conclusion did not leave you on a cliff hanger, it was a satisfying end to this chapter of the story, but still left me with the desire to read the next chapter.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: AJ Murphy on Jan. 25, 2013 :
This is a book which sets the stage for others to come.... the introductory chapter and definitely needs to be followed by the others in the series. There are several story-lines and many questions left unanswered in this book. Worth the read of a new writer.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Joy Lett on Jan. 24, 2013 :
"The journey begins here, and here it shall end, with nothing changed save those who return."
This is a journey- for a new writer and her heroine Lena, a new member of the Silenti. Silenti comes from the Roman word for Silent. The Silenti are thought to be from a different place- one that would be traveled to by a portal. They have special gifts that separate them from mere humans.

Arrival of The Traveller is the first of 3 books in the Waldgrave series. A magical place full of family secrets and secretive family. If I had reviewed this book without reading the others in the series, I may have reviewed it differently. I believe the entire first book is nothing but build up and stage setter for the others to come. There are alot of characters and multiple story-lines competing for your attention.

I would say to anyone reading this story- I would highly recommend that they continue the series with Deception of The Magician and Secrets of The Guardian or you might feel incomplete. There continues to be too many story-lines but eventually some questions are answered and some of the angst between characters is put to rest.

It was a good start for a new writer and I encourage that they continue on the writers' path.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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