Imagine powers that enable you to travel not only through time, but to different planets. Imagine powers of almost any sort that range from invisibility, to self projection, to defensive barriers. In The Worlds Traveler by M.L. Roble we face an adventure. 14 year old Phillip is on a quest to find his father and is willing to go to the ends of the Earth and beyond to reclaim him. What follows is an adventure with each new world offering new insights on his fathers whereabouts. Will Phillip along with his best friend Natalie be able to find his father alive? Better yet, will they be able to save him from the power of Martin and Sebastien who seek to control all of the powers that exist?
The Worlds Traveler is a continuation of Natalie and Phillips story that began in the Magician’s Doll, which really explains a lot about the beginning of the story. As it was not abundantly clear to me as a reviewer that this was a continuation of another story, I would say that the author should make clear that the Magician’s Doll and the Worlds Traveler exist in the same plot universe.
Outside of the lack of information pointing to a sequel, overall The Worlds Traveler is a good book. At times I was lost when looking in to the different species/races/world’s they encountered, but overall the story was easy to follow. It took me awhile to really get engaged with the plot, but that could be the result of confusion regarding the first book in this series. As a result I am giving the author the benefit of the doubt, with Worlds Traveler receiving 4/5 stars for a good book with a unique plot line. While this had some similarities to I am Number Four, the plot was fairly unique and should be engaging for preteens and teenagers alike.
I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.