Roan: The Tales of Conor Archer
E.R. BarrPosted 16 October 2019 by the-librarian
Roan: The Tales of Conor Archer is an intriguing story about a young man, Conor, who is a Chicago street musician working at a local Irish pub while taking care of his mother who is dying of cancer. One night he meets a stranger at the pub who he is mysteriously drawn to. As he walks with the stranger along the banks of the Chicago River late one night the stranger bites him, gives him a strange drink, welcomes him to the family, jumps impossibly high into the air and disappears into the river.
Conor eventually makes his way home that night in time to say goodbye to his mother. As she dies, she tells him the bite has made him sick and, to avoid dying too, he needs to makes his way to the town she grew up in on the banks of the Wisconsin River. He makes his way to this town uncertain about what is happening and why but trusts his mother. From there, Conor’s life is changed forever.
I enjoyed the unique flavor of this story and how the myths and legends serve as both a character and setting for this book. It is in intriguing story with a lot of moving parts that keeps the action going for most of the book. There is an eccentric quality to the setting and characters of the town of Tinker’s Grove that draws you in and begs you to learn more about the history and mystery of the place.
If you enjoy young adult fantasy/supernatural novels, definitely give this one a shot.
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