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The Waterfall Traveler


All eighteen-year-old Ri wants is to cure her adoptive father Samuel from his hallucination-inducing illness. Everyone in her village tells her it's impossible. But when she meets two newcomers in the forest—a gruff rogue with a vendetta against the gods and a charming fugitive with the power to travel through water—she'll be torn away from Samuel and swept across the sea to an oppressed city governed by a ruthless tyrant. Once there, she'll not only have to confront Samuel's unlawful past, but a vicious evil that threatens all mankind. In this tale of bravery, friendship, and unexpected love, Ri must discover her own strength to save those she cares for.



It's pleasing to see determination, grit, and personal struggle cementing an action-packed story, and The Waterfall Traveler provides these elements and more.

- Midwest Book Review


The cast’s varied motivations and personalities are vividly sketched out, illustrating just how far they’re willing to go for their loved ones. A gripping, harrowing adventure tale, propelled by a mythology-inflected plot.

- Kirkus Reviews


This was a journey of more than love. She travels near and far. Finding friendship, understanding, love, respect, and and so much more.

- The Book Junkie,

Amazon Top Contributor


Will suck readers in from the very first page and won't let them go until the end. Any young adult reader who enjoys an exciting and adventurous tale with a wonderful message should grab this book. 

- Readers' Favorite


Author SJ Lem vividly articulates a fantastic fantasy world that I thoroughly enjoyed. Ri finds romance and adventure during her journey into another realm to find her adoptive father Samuel.

- Martin Felando

Author of Star Racers


The characters really made this book as enjoyable as it was. Their relationships with each other, or non-relationships in some cases, really gave me the feels the further I read and kept me interested. 

- Archaeolibrarian


I loved how the author made everything feel so realistic and vivid, which is never easy for fantasy authors. The book had the perfect mixture of friendship, adventure, mystery and a touch of romance.

- Two Girls Book Reviews


From the very beginning, the story pulls the reader into a world populated with well-developed characters and twists and turns. 

- Tinthia Clemant,

Romance Author

The Waterfall Traveler

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