Traveling Light

Traveling Light An eye for an eyeIan McCandless is a hospice nurse training to become a shaman When his mentor orders him to make peace with his estranged family Ian reluctantly agrees anticipating just another co

  • Title: Traveling Light
  • Author: Lloyd A. Meeker
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • An eye for an eyeIan McCandless is a hospice nurse, training to become a shaman When his mentor orders him to make peace with his estranged family, Ian reluctantly agrees, anticipating just another conflict filled visit On their way from the airport Ian s older brother Will interrupts a convenience store robbery and is shot, dying in Ian s arms and calling to him forAn eye for an eyeIan McCandless is a hospice nurse, training to become a shaman When his mentor orders him to make peace with his estranged family, Ian reluctantly agrees, anticipating just another conflict filled visit On their way from the airport Ian s older brother Will interrupts a convenience store robbery and is shot, dying in Ian s arms and calling to him for vengeance.Ian uses his shamanic abilities to track down the killer, but his quest soon turns into a hunt for revenge forbidden to any shaman Ian s pursuit jeopardizes his relationship with the spirit world, endangers the lives of those he loves and threatens to banish him from the only path that gives his life meaning.

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    1. Traveling LightBy Lloyd A. MeekerDreamspinner Press, 2016Cover by Temple DragonISBN: 978-1-63476-653-1Five starsI have to love a book that starts with a quotation from Heraclitus: “A man’s character is his destiny.” It lets you know right away that this is not a romance novel—although it is a romance in the original meaning of the world for novel—roman in Medieval French. It is a fairly small story, although there are epic implications for its main character, a red-headed twenty-someth [...]

    2. This book was certainly a different kind of readI had so many elements that it felt like three books.I was unsure that I could even write a review for it. For starters the writing was very good (other that the first paragraph which stalled a lot). This was not romance, but love was certainly a theme.Ian loses his brother in a tragic murder and despite the fact that he is training to be shaman and should exercise forgiveness he is consumed by needing to avenge his brother. This books takes on Ian [...]

    3. Ian McCandless is a hospice nurse. He not only cares for individuals who are terminally ill, but he shares his knowledge and gives them encouragement as it comes close to their time to move on. With his experience as a practicing shaman, his patients have requested him to be there to guide them in their final moments.Ian finds himself in a dilemma when his brother, Will, is murdered during a robbery. Ian wants to use his shamanic experience to find the murderer and seek revenge, but revenge and [...]

    4. 3.5 STARSThis kind of story is right up my ally. I didn't know what to expect and I loved the main storyline but had a few issues with the internal clashing nature of the MC. It's too hard to review this book as it's too personal in nature. Great read though for people who actually want to know how some Sharman's really do work on different planes of existence. I've known a few people over the years who have done similar work and no, they were not fake, but there are so many out there. They also [...]

    5. 4.5 stars.Really enjoyed this - unique, fresh, interesting, uplifting, hopeful, unusually well written. I wouldn't call it a traditional romance, though it certainly has romantic aspects and its promising ending made it feel even more so. In fact, it really kind of defies categorization. But it was completely engrossing and captivating, with elements of mysticism and eroticism and an absorbing and complex emotional and spiritual journey that kept me captivated throughout. Highly recommended, and [...]

    6. This story was not my cup of tea. I don't like the ghost, spirits, shaman things. I've read this book as part of a challenge. Otherwise I would have never chosen it for a read. Too much esotericism for my taste.I can appreciate the language, story telling and world building. But I couldn't enjoy the story.So I won't rate this book.If you are more open minded when it comes to the spirit and shaman storyline you will enjoy this book. It's a very different kind of MM romance story.

    7. Review Originally Posted by C. Zampa on Miz Love and Crew Loves Books:This will be the most unusual book sharing I’ve ever done. I tumbled thoughts over and over in my head, trying to compose the right words to review it. And…I could not do it.Than I finally realized—this was not a book. It was a journey, a fabulous trip. The only way I can do the work justice is to simply show you the post cards of this excursion as I would any travels and warn that my humble words, like any post card or [...]

    8. From my point of view, Traveling Light is more a romance than what other reviewers let imply, but it’s not an ordinary romance. The love story between Ta-Kuat and Ian arrives also to a physical level, but it’s not really the focus of everything. I found Ian to be very “physical”, someone who needed to express his feelings also through his body, and Ta-Kuat found a way to allow that.Ta-Kuat is a shaman of the XIII century, Ian an hospice nurse and wanna-be shaman of the XXI century; almos [...]

    9. Did I enjoy Traveling Light? Not sure, it definitely intrigued me and that motivated me to finish it. I'm not sure why but I just couldn't seem to relate to the MC character of Ian enough to find myself truly engaged with the story. At times I was extremely irritated with him and really wanted nothing more than to smack him in the back of the head and tell him to get a clue. However, in the end I think a lot of this was my personal viewpoint more so than the story or the way it was presented.I d [...]

    10. After the first chapter I slowly got immersed in this story about Ian who wants to become a spiritual guide. He helps his clients and friends by traveling in a spirit world and helping them to make there own choices. Before he can be accepted as a shaman and be truly of help to other people, he has to deal with his own issues. I loved Ian and felt for him while he struggled to deal with the loss of his brother. I didn't like all the characters in his life, I found Ang very distant and cold and I [...]

    11. Don't categorize it as a romance. Sure there's some romance/relationship stuff in it, but this book is beyond formulaic tropes. It had some slow times, but otherwise was and interesting exploration of one's place in the world and the choices we make.

    12. Really enjoyed the unique, unusual about a "Shaman-in-Training", torn between his spirituality and his thirst for revenge. Looking forward to reading more by this author.

    13. A compelling story about a man's (spiritual) journey to become a shaman. It's a powerful and moral story without being preachy. There's a bit of romance in it, but this was not a romance story. Actually, I kind of pitied Sam because it seemed he's just an afterthought to Ian.

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