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Here’s an eye-catching tweet – featuring our historical adventure novel strategically placed on a beach somewhere in Fiji and posted by a Twitter follower – that caught our eye. “I’d rather be in Fiji,” according to @TripFiction.
As TripFiction says at, “See a destination through an author’s eyes, novels/books set in over 1000 locations.”
This unsolicited endorsement of Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology, #2) follows the novel’s recent nomination by as one of the ‘Top 10 Books to Read While Traveling’. The book came in just ahead of The Da Vinci Code and hot on the heels of Anonymity.
Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology, #2) is available via Amazon as a trade paperback or Kindle ebook:
World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1) is available as a Kindle ebook:

…and The World Duology (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel) is also available as a Kindle ebook:

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Happy reading! –Lance & James
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Our historical adventure Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology, #2) has made one of’s lists of ‘Top 10 Books to Read While Traveling,’ keeping company with novels by the likes of Dan Brown and Stieg Larsson.

The list concerned is ‘Location and history-based books for travelers.’

Writing for Travelers Today, columnist Althea Serad says:

Books to read while traveling is not considered most searched or much of a concern for many when it comes to trips. After all, it is the destination travelers are after during a journey. However, the type of books to read while traveling can determine the amount of enjoyment a traveler’s experiences during a long haul ride.

“A trip to a foreign location can also be enhanced by reading a book set on that destination. Fiction or non-fiction, set in the past or present day, books to read while traveling will instill in a traveler that extra information which will ultimately create a great travel experience.”

As at today, May 14, Fiji: A Novel comes in at No. 9 on the list – one place ahead of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.

Commenting on Fiji, Ms Serad says:

This book is spellbinding novel of adventure, cultural misunderstandings, religious conflict and sexual tension set in one of the most exotic and isolated places on earth, according to Goodreads.

It’s in this hostile environment that an innocent young Englishwoman and a worldly American adventurer find themselves.

This book was written by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan (authors of The Ninth Orphan), Fiji is an historical adventure-romance published by Sterling Gate Books. A feature film adaptation of Fiji is currently being developed…

Topping’s list is Kilingiri, a family saga by Janna Gray.

The Top 10 books, in order, are:

1.   Kilingiri – by Janna Gray

2.   Sleeping People Lie – by Jae De Wylde

3.   Eat, Pray, Love – by Elizabeth Gilbert

4.   The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – by Stieg Larsson

5.   Blue Coyote Motel by Dianne Harman

6.   The Girl Who Played with Fire – by Stieg Larsson

7.   Shantaram – by Gregory David Roberts

8.   Anonymity – by Amber Lea Easton

9.   Fiji: A Novel – by Lance & James Morcan

10. The Da Vinci Code – by Dan Brown


To view all books on the list go to:

The article ends with a final comment from Ms Serad:

Books to read while travelling may not be as picturesque as the travel destination itself, but seeing the place where a much-loved character from a book is set makes a travel experience that much more enticing.

We couldn’t agree more. Happy reading! –Lance & James