"Provides science fiction fans with an exciting coming of age adventure"
Fifteen years old Joseph Keilloran has lived a life of
privilege with his destiny of one-day becoming the Master
of House Keilloran. Currently Joseph is ten thousand miles
from home visiting relatives at Getfen House when a massive
civil uprising occurs against the local Masters.
Bewildered by the uprising of the Folk, Joseph feels
foolishly safe since he belongs to another House far
distant from the revolution led by estate Foreman
Jakirrod. Chambermaid Thustin persuades Joseph to flee if
he wants to live because Jakirrod's followers are killing
all the Masters and anyone loyal to them.
Joseph treks through a wilderness that is as alien to him
as anything he has encountered, but he knows that if
Jakirrod's troops find him he is dead. The youth struggles
to find food and shelter in the wilds after spending his
life always being pampered and served. He meets strange
beings, traveling THE LONGEST WAY HOME in order to survive.
Though he offers nothing radically new, Robert Silverberg
provides science fiction fans with an exciting coming of
age adventure with a teen hero who must adapt 180 degrees
if he is to survive his quest home. The story line is
action-packed and provides just enough description and
references to support the alien life forms that Joseph will
encounter on his journey. This epic trek will please the
myriad of Mr. Silverberg's fans while sending new readers
on a trek to find other novels by one of the genre's