Get married in the pub… if you can open the doors.
"Whisky and Weddings Since 1 A.B.," proclaimed the sandwich board on the black and gray cobbles under the overcast, muggy, Scottish summer sky. "Walk-ins welcome!"
The couple makes their way hand in hand, ready to tie the knot. But the Dram Ring Pub and Wedding Chapel's doors stay stuck shut. Is it a test… or a sign?
If you like Scotland's Royal Mile in Edinburgh, or if you've ever wondered what might be hiding inside the pouch on a kilt, then it's time to say "I do" to Anthony St. Clair's Rucksack Universe story, "The Wedding Test."
The Rucksack Universe series combines alternate history, speculative fiction, myth, adventure, globetrotting, and intrigue—all with well-poured pints of beer. Library Journal says Anthony St. Clair's storytelling has "universe building reminiscent of Terry Pratchett," and readers say they love the Rucksack Universe's unique combination of "quirk, wit, travel, and magic."
Praise for Anthony St. Clair and the Rucksack Universe
"Does not follow any fantasy formula. St. Clair has created a delightfully fresh saga of a world in which nothing is as it seems." – Reedsy Discovery
"Left me completely gobsmacked. Great concept, fun characters, and beautiful writing… High-stakes story, told with wit and compassion." – Nth Degree
"Brings the reader into the story and holds them there with every sight, smell, sound, and feeling…. St. Clair is now one of my favorite authors and I truly cannot wait to read more." – Online Book Club
"Fans of travel, fantasy, and beer will circle around this story. Matching Indian lore with universe building reminiscent of Terry Pratchett, St. Clair's tale will make readers reconsider fate." – Kristi Chadwick, Library Journal's Self-Published Ebook Awards
What Readers Say
"Cheeky and sophisticated."
"Pulls you in fast and keeps you on the edge of your seat."
"The characters and story swept me into their grasp and whisked me into their world."
"A page turner for sure."
"Fascinating new universe."
"Modern fantasy writing with very real characters and situations."
"Easy to read, wildly entertaining, and full of imagination."
"St. Clair is a fine storyteller who will keep you reading to the end and still wanting more."
"Anthony seamlessly combines quirk, wit, travel, and magic."
"A variety of amazing characters that have been masterfully brought to literary life."
"Beautiful prose, smart humor and a slanted take on reality."
"A stand-out writer and author to watch (and read) for the future! This is not Douglas or Pratchett, this is St. Clair!"
"An abundance of love, light, and wonder."
"Left me wanting more!"