What Readers Say

What do readers and fans say about the Rucksack Universe, the exciting world of wit, adventure, and beer that’s been featured on Kobo Next and the Sword and Laser?

Fantasy Best Books 2015 Honorable Mention, SELF-e & Library Journal

FOREVER THE ROAD - 2015 Self-Published E-book Award Winner from SELF-e and Library Journal

“Fans of travel, fantasy, and beer will circle around this story. Matching Indian lore with universe building reminiscent of Terry Pratchett, St. Clair’s tale will make readers reconsider fate.” – Kristi Chadwick, Library Journal’s Self-Published Ebook Awards

Readers, reviewers & social media


★★★★★A Quirky, Intense Thriller. Anthony seamlessly combines quirk, wit, travel, and magic in this tale of power, greed, ego, and love that features marvelously evocative writing that makes you want to hunt down some stout and an Irish breakfast.” — From Vidya’s Amazon review

★★★★★A ‘St. Clair’ novelette – a stand-out writer and author to watch (and read) for the future! This is not Douglas or Pratchett, this is St. Clair! There’s something enigmatic about this writer; I guess it’s the factor that so many publishers try to find, yet can’t see despite their noses…. Cannot recommend this Indie-author any higher – a true professional – very happy to have discovered him through Twitter. I honestly feel inspired by his work and by how he carries himself in his chosen profession.” — From Roberto’s Amazon review

★★★★★ “a delightful read, especially for those who love to travel—even if only in their armchairs.” — From Janet’s Amazon review

★★★★★ “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.” — From Bonnie’s Goodreads review

★★★★ “Armchair Travel! I love going to new places in the literature I read…. Food and conversation are just as telling as the scenery he paints on the page. Read it.” — From Valerie’s Amazon review

★★★★★Great quick read! Reminds me of Pratchett’s Discworld series. St. Clair’s work is funny without overreaching. A great familiar setting for those of us living on earth, with a nice twist of fantasy splashed throughout. Perfect for fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.” — From RJ’s Amazon review

★★★★★Suspense, intrigue, adventure, questionable love, magic and a twist. Anticipation of what’s to happen next kept me turning the pages of this delightful read.” — From Fredamax1965’s Amazon review


★★★★ “Fascinating interpretation of the hidden forces behind destiny. Made me ponder how much control we truly have over our decisions, and the impact that seemingly small encounters can have on our lives.” — From BlueFeather85’s iBooks review

★★★★★ “Left me wanting more from the Rucksack Universe…. I loved the book’s concept and thought the execution was superb. I will definitely be purchasing the next book in this series.” — From Hayden Skilling’s Goodreads review

★★★★★ “I love books with lots of dialog and character interactions. I am more interested in how a person perceives their environment and how they react internally and externally to it than what the scenery is. This book delivers. Just enough detail of the surroundings and full of wonderful character interactions.” — From Diane’s Amazon review

★★★★★Cheeky, sophisticated debut fiction. Reminiscent of Terry Prachett, Neil Gaiman, Brian Jacques, but buoyant with a unique humor, twist and focus on international travel.” — From Choya’s Amazon review