The Martini of Destiny

The Martini of Destiny
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A Rucksack Universe Novella

One drink changed everything.

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82 pages

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Influencing a man’s fate should have been just another day behind the bar. Bartender Jake Hongkong has served The Management longer than any other Jake or Jade, but now he doubts his role influencing people’s destinies and decisions. Declan is directionless and scared when he comes to the pub, yet one drink is all it takes to give him the courage to make a life-altering decision. Deeply shaken by something he wasn’t meant to see, Jake doubts more than ever, and consequences ripple through destiny and the world. Soon one martini will forever alter lives and fates… especially Jake’s and Declan’s.

Part of The Rucksack Universe Series

The Rucksack Universe is the exciting 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.” Enjoy this ongoing, non-sequential urban fantasy travel fiction series wherever e-books and books are sold.

Guru Deep Says

“Just as all blood passes through the heart, all life, business and culture pass through Hong Kong. Since becoming an independent nation after The Blast, the city-state on China’s southeastern seaboard has become renown as The World’s Greatest City. It’s easy to see why. From the inspiring drinks in the pubs, to the otherworldly weirdness of the concrete mythological figures in the Aw Boon Haw Gardens, the wonders are endless. All travelers will find new delights to marvel them, and new stories to bring home as souvenirs. After all, as the old saying goes, ‘to tire of Hong Kong is to forget how to live the world.'”
Hong Kong Through the Third Eye

Book Details

Trade Paperback

  • 82 pages
  • 5.25″ x 8″
  • ISBN-13, 978-1-940119-03-8
  • ISBN-10, 1940119030

Kindle Edition

  • ISBN-13, 978-1-940119-00-7
  • ISBN-10, 1940119006

Smashwords and .epub Edition

  • ISBN-13, 978-1-940119-01-4
  • ISBN-10, 1940119014

What Fans Are Saying

“Cheeky, sophisticated debut fiction” ~ Choya on Amazon

★★★★★ “Anthony St Clair has bestowed a literary gift upon communities of readers with his debut fiction, The Martini of Destiny. I can barely wait to read more from the Rucksack Universe! Reminiscent of Terry Prachett, Neil Gaiman, Brian Jacques, but buoyant with a unique humor, twist and focus on international travel. It went down quick and I loved every moment.” More reviews at Amazon »

★★★★ “I loved meeting these characters and can’t wait for the next installment! Philip k. Dick’s Adjustment Bureau met a little bit of Terry Pratchett.” More reviews at Barnes & Noble »

★★★★★ “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.” More reviews at Amazon »

“I can’t wait to read more” ~ Taylor on Amazon


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