Books On Our Radar: Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1) by Rae Carson
It’s not very often that you come across a new release as original as Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson. The cover alone should be enough to intrigue anyone into wanting to read this fantastical book. Rae Carson’s bio states that she writes about “teens who must do brave things” and Lee Westfall the heroine of Walk On Earth A Stranger is no exception. Please read on for the exciting book details and be sure to add this to your TBR list, you won’t want to miss it.
Category: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Publication: September 22, 2015; GreenWillow Books
The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.
Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.
Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research.