We Journey No More

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
150 Pages
Reviewed on 08/19/2015
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Author Biography

Born and raised in Omaha Ne. I met the love of my life here. We were together for 30 years before Bob passed to the other side. That was on 12-25-12. The stories I'm publishing are his brain children. He loved writing, but back in the late 1980's and 1990's he never had any luck getting his stories published.

With the advent of self-publishing, and him glaring over my shoulder, I'm finally able to bring his children to life for the world of readers. I hope you enjoy his stories as much as I have. Bob had a wonderful, but dark, imagination. So much of him, and me, are in these characters.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

We Journey No More is a sci-fi time travel adventure by author Sahara Foley. A teenage couple tear away from society at the opening of this young adult novella near Albuquerque, New Mexico, only to find that fate has handed them a powerful and problematic new destiny. Don and Janet wake from sleep to discover a whole new world around them, one thousand years ahead of the place where they rested their heads. Earth is a wasteland in this super-modern age, ruled by travelling tribal people, with the tribe of Ganu most powerful of them all. There are new friends to be made as Don makes quite an impression on the tribal folk, but there are also new enemies who threaten the couple’s young existence.

Donald Giroux and Janet Bartinski are a typical pair of American kids looking for escape in the early 1990s. Thinking themselves capable and well-informed on the world, they set out with optimism and love on their side, and both these things are sorely tested as they encounter a whole new place and time less than twenty-four hours into their grand adventure. Author Sahara Foley expresses their youthful spirit with snappy dialogue and quick prose that immediately engages the reader and keeps you rocketing through the storyline. I particularly enjoyed the fascinating and somewhat brutal world of the tribal people, and found myself wishing that the novel was a little longer to fully cement the beginning of the fascinating world-building. Overall, We Journey No More was a thrilling little YA read.

Eileen Johnson

We Journey No More by Sahara Foley opens in the desert in the United States Southwest near Albuquerque, where we meet main characters Donald Giroux and Janet Bartinski. They are young runaways from Kansas who are on the way to California where Don has an interview for his dream job as a software game developer. Having driven all day, the teenagers pull off the road for the night to get some sleep before continuing to Anaheim. When they awaken, the world and their lives will change forever. The teens find themselves in a world that they do not recognize where the topography has changed and even the skies are not recognizable. Don thinks he must be in a dream as he and Janet meet hideous creatures and a band of people who believe Don is the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. Janet more accurately believes that they have been mysteriously transported to an Earth far in the future.

In We Journey No More, Sahara Foley has created a great story that will appeal to those readers interested in a realistic fantasy. The customs of the tribe they join are interesting and the history of the tribe is well developed. While I would have liked to see additional character development, We Journey No More is a good read with an interesting plot. The end of the book had me cheering for Don and Janet. Would love to see a sequel to this book...and perhaps a prequel that further defines the events that led to this book. A fun book and quick read. Read it!

Roy T. James

We Journey No More by Sahara Foley finds youngsters Don and Janet apprehended on their way by Dal, the lizard riding Guard, who decides to take them to the high priest. Don realizes that they have adventures of the highest order forthcoming when he starts observing that “they’re going to have to wipe out the human population, because we don’t give up easy.” Don and Janet get drawn into this fight and realize to their dismay that “they started exterminating the human camps with the endless Holy Wars between the smaller camps and they are as insidious as they’re hideous.” Don and Janet have to think of new strategies to counter the threats posed to human civilization and come out victorious in the end.

We Journey No More by Sahara Foley is a story with intrigue at every turn as well as a looming atmosphere of adventure. The bulwarks of the new society or culture confronting Don and Janet, like getting halved in place of getting married, are presented with imagination. However, the fact that the story is taking place a thousand years from now could have been shown intuitively by an appropriate ambiance, catapulting this tale to greater heights. This is a very good read, with all the characters and events reflecting a high degree of ingenuity and clever manipulation.