Media Kit: Home Sweet Road


HOME SWEET ROAD, a Rucksack Universe Travel Fantasy NovellaPart of the ongoing, non-sequential Rucksack Universe series, Home Sweet Road was published in 2014.

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As falls Ireland, so falls the world.

An ordinary woman hides extraordinary secrets from two men who are not what they seem—but neither is she.

Aisling’s grandmother was the most famous Awen of Ireland, but Aisling never knew that until she returned home from her travels, said her good-byes over the old protector’s grave, and learned from Jake Connemara that she was now Awen. No one has yet tried to steal the three relics under her protection, which combined are said to give the possessor the power to control the world. But when two strange backpackers arrive in Clifden, Aisling’s life and the fate of world rest on one moment.

Tiran and Jay became friends the moment they started talking on the bus to Clifden, but when they meet Aisling, rivalry threatens that new friendship. Jake, bartender at The Salt and Crane, tells Aisling a long-lost, ancient, more powerful relic is rumored to have been stolen from The Blast Memorial—the same day Jay and Tiran were there.

The time of Aisling’s test has come. If she fails, Ireland falls. And if Ireland falls, one of these men will bring the world to a terrible fate.

Home Sweet Road is a novella in the Rucksack Universe series, the exciting travel fantasy world of wit, adventure and beer that fans call “buoyant with a unique humor, twist and focus on international travel,” and “perfect for fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.”

Review Copies

Review copies available on request:

  • Trade paperback
  • .mobi/Kindle e-book
  • .epub e-book
  • .pdf e-book

Contact Anthony St. Clair via email or phone +1.541.221.1046.

Tags & Keywords

  • urban fantasy
  • travel fantasy
  • travel fiction
  • contemporary fantasy
  • alternative history
  • rucksack universe
  • indie travel


Anthony St. Clair


Rucksack Press


Rucksack Universe

Official Book Webpage

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Product Specs

All editions available worldwide.

Trade Paperback

  • 156 pages
  • 5.25″ x 8″ x 0.4″
  • ISBN-13, 978-1-940119-06-9
  • ISBN-10, 1940119065
  • Retail Price: US$8.99

Kindle Edition

  • ISBN-13, 978-1-940119-04-5
  • ISBN-10, 1940119049
  • Retail Price: US$2.99

Smashwords and .epub Edition

  • ISBN-13, 978-1-940119-05-2
  • ISBN-10, 1-940119-05-7
  • Retail Price: US$2.99

Fan Reviews & Social Media

“Lucky for me this book’s a novella, because it would have been a late night. I picked it up one evening just to see how the book started out. Sometime later that night I finished it, and knew that the next night I had to go back to the beginning book in the series I’d meant to read first. Home Sweet Road is a delightful read, especially for those who love to travel—even if only in their armchairs.”

“A wonderful addition to the Rucksack Universe and a great follow-up to The Martini of Destiny. A truly enjoyable read.”

“Anthony’s got an amazing sense of the epic, and each of the stories in the Rucksack Universe keeps building on the groundwork that came before. There’s a lot of long play being worked out through the stories and I just can’t wait to see how it all weaves together and falls into place.”

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About the Author

Globetrotter, homebrewer and writer Anthony St. Clair has walked with hairy coos in the Scottish Highlands, choked on seafood in Australia, and watched the full moon rise over Mt. Everest in Tibet. Anthony’s travels have also taken him around the sights and beers of Thailand, Japan, India, Canada, Ireland, the USA, Cambodia, China and Nepal. He and his wife live in Oregon and gave their son a passport for his first birthday. More at