My #bookreview of THE CARTOGRAPHER by Craig Gaydas

My #bookreview of THE CARTOGRAPHER

by Craig Gaydas


While exploring a cave in New Mexico, 16-year-old Nathan stumbles upon someone unexpected – The Explorer’s League Science Officer Satou. Equally surprised when Nathan breaks through the security barrier, Satou does the only thing he can and abducts the human interloper, and forever changes the balance of the universe.

Nathan is introduced to the Consortium, an intergalactic league of explorers, scientists, soldiers and diplomats. He discovers the Universal Map, an ancient artifact locked away long ago by someone simply called The Cartographer. After accidentally unlocking it, Nathan unknowingly begins a chain of events which threatens to tear at the very fabric of the universe.

With the assistance of The Explorer’s League, can Nathan stop the war before it reaches Earth and destroys everything he holds dear?


One day Nathan goes spelunking with his best friend, Sam, the next he’s being offered a job as the new Cartographer for an Explorer’s League from an intergalactic Consortium.  This would be any teenage boy’s dream, to travel the galaxies like Captain Kirk, discovering new planets and life-forms.  But reality sets in, and now Nathan finds himself at the center of a conspiracy and the only Human able to save the planet Earth.

There are plenty of unique alien creatures, all of which are well-detailed and very believable, and the storyline is intriguing and full of action and adventure.  I really enjoyed the story and am interested to see where book two goes.  My only complaint is that everyone is either, roaring or bellowing.

If you like space faring tales and young adult books; you’ll enjoy this action-packed adventure.  I give it my 5 feathers.


About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Google Plus: Amazon Author Page:
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