Keiji The Traveler

The Traveler

Keiji will be thrown back in time from the 21st century to the Second Age of man to find the Kantara Scrolls. To aid in his travels, his mind has been altered so he can understand other languages and empathize with those around him. His skull has also been outfitted with a device that allows him to maintain contact with people of the future.

Hazi the Huntress

The Huntress

The first of Keiji’s friends, Hazi is a huntress of giants in the Land of Darmant. Armed with a spear, bow and ax, she will protect Keiji in his travels. Hazi will face the demons of her past as she learns about the truth of her people, and the horrific fate of those she hunted for all her life.

Andros The Replitian

The Reptilian

A commander within the ranks of an invading reptilian force on Earth, Andros will be captured by Keiji’s fellowship. With artificially accelerated evolution, Andros will have to prove whether he is friend or foe.

Enkidu the Dragon

The Dragon

With a dragon by your side, you will never need a lighter to stay warm. But Enkidu will prove more valuable than simply his ability to spout fire. Amidst great loss and suffering, Enkidu’s persistence and strength will bring Keiji and his companions to places beyond imagination.

The Pilot

The son of King Sar, Sargin will use his position to lead a team to help Keiji find the first Kantara Scroll. Though he is a poor marksman, he does have a knack for piloting.

The Fighter

The daughter of reptilian leadership, Selegra helps the crew of the Endurance find the second Kantara scroll. Having spent time on Earth, Selegra has a pessimistic view of her own species.

The Captain

The mysterious figure at the heart of the Kantara conspiracy, Captain Elton Blake leads the intrepid adventurers to the heart of the reptilian star system with mission to find the second Kantara Scroll.

Dragon Rider

The captain of King Sar’s guard, Mahlah will be tasked to protect Sargin during the search for the Kantara Scrolls. One of the last dragon riders on the planet, Malah will wield the key to ensure Keiji accomplishes the most vital part of his mission: communicate with a dragon.

The Woman

A woman in Keiji’s past who still is vivid in Keiji’s mind, may turn out to be more real than imagined.

The Giant

Misunderstood, Baugi will seek help for his people, only to come face to face with the one responsible for their misfortunes. Drawn in by Keiji’s ability to communicate, Baugi will set aside his anger and forgive the one who has done him harm. With a giant on the journey, Keiji’s success should be assured.

The Farmer

A peaceful and loving soul who makes a living as a farmer, Abydemus will keep the adventurers grounded with the knowledge that good still persists despite the horrors around. As a dwarf and accustomed to overcoming the odds, he will prove loyal to Keiji’s mission.


Kantara The Traveler Book 1

Launched January 24, 2023

Keiji, a modern young man is unexpectedly hurled into a distant past. Known as The Traveler, he learns he now has a superhuman ability.

Keiji discovers an Earth that is far different than anything he ever imagined. The planet is the focus of intergalactic attention where an imminent attack leads to an impending apocalypse. The only hope for the future lie with the Kantara Scrolls which hold the secrets to overcoming a growing malevolent force.

The Traveler embarks on a crusade to find the Kantara Scrolls. His heroic adventure will lead him to unimaginable marvels where he will be joined by dynamic characters as they head toward a climactic confrontation with an unforeseen enemy.

Kantara The Captain Book 2

February 2024

After traveling to the Second
Age and finding the first Kantara scroll, Keiji takes a trip to the nineteenth-century Wild West where he meets up with the fabled Captain Elton Blake. But Keiji is surprised to find he didn’t come alone; both friends and foes from
the Second Age have arrived,
including the sinister Berossus.

Following an unexpected
meeting with Admiral Radau,
a man who should be dead,
Keiji learns he must seek out the second Kantara scroll.

To find it, he must travel to the home world of those responsible for the apocalypse of the Second Age—the reptilians. Meanwhile,
Keiji struggles to adapt to
his growing mental powers
as Captain Blake discovers a
connection to the Kantara scrolls.

As a reptilian fascist empire
rises, Berossus is closing in on the scrolls, and he will kill anybody who stands in his way. Can Keiji and the captain stop him?

Kantara The Prince Book 3

Now Editing

With the second scroll in hand, the search for the third Kantara Scroll has begun, but this time, the enemy is one step ahead. The journey takes Keiji and his companions to the home world of Zuren, an oceanic planet where Sargin, the Prince, must come to terms with his rights as heir.

When the scroll is within grasp, enemy forces show their hand and steal it, sparking off a chase that leads back to 1945 Earth where the unexpected becomes expected. Time becomes precious when Keiji discovers a plot to end his life when maleficent forces try to change history by destroying Keiji’s ancestral home of Kokura, Japan instead of Nagasaki.

With a showdown that will take reptilians, Nazi’s and our heroes to the moon, Keiji will at last come face to face with the one responsible for bringing the universe to its knees.

Kantara The Abducted Book 4

Now Editing

Having acquired the third scroll, the clues to the fourth scroll reside in finding the missing parchments. The search will take Keiji and his companions home, to the 21st Century Earth, where they seek to find Andros’s brother, Ivo. 

Disaster strikes as Keiji’s mother is kidnapped, triggering the attention of the Galactic Council of Nine. The only way to save his mother is to start an intergalactic war with the reptilian Fourth Reich. 

In his journey, Keiji’s powers grow, giving him the opportunity to not only travel through time, but to alter history itself. 

Keiji finally learns the secret of the moon, and begins to understand its threat to Kantara, and the universe.

The enemy, Vrillak, gets bolder, and is now ready to confront Keiji, showing that not only can he hurt the traveler, but that he now possesses the power to kill him. 


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Aliens and Predator (1980s)

The inspiration by the movies Aliens and Predator is two-fold. First, the bad guys were strictly that – they were bad guys. There was no reasoning with them. They were deadly and merciless. To fight them, elite military units are brought in.

Battlestar Galactica

This television series has treated the imaginations of generations with the idea that human origins are other than Earth. It also explores the dangers of machines rebelling against their creators.


He told me many stories about his career, and they always stopped at a climax, just short of revealing something classified. When it was brought to his attention that a flying saucer once trailed him on the highway, his reaction was surprising.

The Time Machine

H.G. Wells had quite the imagination. In fact, the first time I read his book, The Time Machine, I was dumbfounded. The distance travelled into the future in his book was mind-boggling for me. To think that this book was written more than a century ago!

Ancient Alien

Have aliens always been among us? That could answer many questions. To some, it may answer every question! Question: Who did it? Answer: Aliens. Question: Who taught us? Answer: Aliens. All kidding aside, our planet is filled with life and much beauty. If extraterrestrial intelligence exists, then our world may very well be on their radar.

The Science

Since 1947, ufology has inspired the curiosity of many people. There have been several ufologists who have explored the subject scientifically and using research. Stanton Friedman is among the ones I gravitated to the most, mainly because, in my opinion, he strived to maintain a healthy agnostic perspective of many stories but was also clearly a believer that some flying saucers were of ‘other than human’ origins.

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Grotesque monsters in Jabba’s palace. Cute Ewoks on Endor. The sterile coldness of the Empire ruled by evil itself…Palpatine. The climactic confrontation between the light and dark sides. There is a lot packed into this movie, and quite frankly, I found this to be one of the most entertaining films that touched many of my heartstrings.

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

Another great writer, Jules Verne, tells the incredible story of an expedition beneath our feet. The book is among my favorites, but so are the movies. The 1950’s version with Pat Boone, James Mason, and Arlene Dahl is one of my most-liked movies of all time. I enjoyed the chemistry between the cast as they explored vast worlds within our world.


My wife and I have watched this movie more times than we can count. The humor intertwined with this monster film is one that we felt is very well executed to our liking. We miss you, Betty White!

Star Trek

Watching this film in the theatre is probably my favorite moving-going experience. Ricardo Montalban’s portrayal as Khan grabs me at every one of his scenes. His vengeance is cold and calculating. As powerful as he is, it will be the vastly more experienced Kirk, the self-sacrificing efforts of Spock, and the determined crew of the Enterprise that will bring our beloved ship home.

Yor - The Hunter from the Future

This was a movie that I could pop into the VCR and play repeatedly when I was a kid. The mixture of cave people, dinosaurs, and Sci-Fi into one film is a fun ride for a B-film that only gets better with a glass of whiskey (neat of course). It begins with two cave people hunt a baby dinosaur only to be attacked by the baby’s mother. Yor jumps to the rescue and hacks mommy dinosaur to death. I’m sure there is an ethical dilemma there somewhere, but I will just let that one go.


What if Sci-Fi / Fantasy fans could be part of the adventure with the characters that have thrilled them for ages? I attended my first Sci-Fi convention in 1989, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with other people with similar interests. The movie Galaxy Quest has always felt like a film meant for the fans and does not take itself very seriously at all. Stay alive Guy!


Online Bookclub Review (Erandikaherath)

[Following is a volunteer review of “Kantara” by Mary and Stephen Weller on September 25, 2023.]

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5 out of 5 stars

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Life is unpredictable. No one can predict what is going to happen in the next moment. What will happen if you suddenly wake up in the middle of the desert?

Keiji, a young student in his early twenties, found himself lying in the middle of a hot desert one day. The whole desert is full of rocks, sand, and dust, but no human being other than the voice of an invisible person talks to Keiji from inside his head, who introduces him as “doctor”. As per the doctor, Keiji has been transported back in time to the second age of human civilization, and the purpose of this travel is to recover a stroll that no one completely knows where it was.

While Keiji was unconscious in the desert, a young woman named “Hazi” helped him recover, and then she teamed up with him to find the stroll. The path to find the stroll is not as easy as Keiji thought. Keiji has to risk his life to find the stroll. Will Keiji be able to find the stroll and come back to his time line? What is this “Kantara Stroll” and why is everyone behind it? Who is this mysterious person called “doctor” who can even read Keiji’s thoughts?

To find out the answers, you must definitely read Stephen and Mary Weller‘s masterpiece, Kantara: The Traveler.

This book contains two hundred fifty-seven pages, and the forty-one chapters were divided into four parts. Each part begins with an eye-catching illustration. The book is written from the first-person point of view.

I love how this action-packed science fiction grabs the reader’s attention from the beginning of the story and keeps things intriguing, fast-paced, and unpredictable. The story has a great plot, which moves in unexpected ways with twists and turns that keep the reader glued to the book until the end of the story. I’m really amazed at the author’s ability to build such an exciting story. The descriptive writing style and the strong character building gave me a vivid imagination and made me feel like I was watching a movie.

The book was professionally edited and really enjoyable to read. In conclusion, I am glad to have read this book, and I happily rate it five out of five stars. I found nothing to dislike about the book and would highly recommend it to lovers of science fiction.

Online Bookclub Review
(Shanesha Sammerson)

[Following is an official review of “Kantara” by Mary and Stephen Weller on July 30, 2023.]

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5 out of 5 stars

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Kantara by Mary and Stephen Weller is a thrilling sci-fi adventure that takes readers on an extraordinary journey through time. The story revolves around Keiji, who is unexpectedly transported from the twenty-first century to the second age by a mysterious voice called the doctor. Tasked with finding a scroll, Keiji finds himself in the company of an intriguing 226-year-old woman named Hazi, with whom he quickly forms a deep bond.

The authors have masterfully crafted a captivating narrative filled with suspense and excitement. As Keiji and Hazi venture forth, they are met with unforeseen challenges, including being captured by soldiers. Hazi, who has broken the law, must prove herself by facing a giant in a life-or-death battle. However, as events unfold, Keiji realizes that the doctor’s initial instructions didn’t reveal the full truth about the perilous world he now inhabits—an apocalypse-ravaged land where dragons, soldiers, and giants form an unlikely alliance to combat the reptilians and other unknown races waging war against them.

The dynamic character development is a strong point in Kantara. Keiji’s evolution from an ordinary man to a courageous adventurer is enthralling, and Hazi’s enigmatic nature keeps readers guessing throughout the story. The authors deftly weave emotions into the plot, making readers genuinely care about the fate of the characters and their quests.

The world-building in this book is simply outstanding. The post-apocalyptic setting is vividly portrayed, and the intricate details of the various races and alliances add depth to the story. The inclusion of dragons brings an element of fantasy to the sci-fi backdrop, enriching the reading experience with a sense of wonder.

The pacing of the book is well-balanced, keeping the reader engaged from the first page to the last. The action sequences are intense and adrenaline-pumping, while the quieter moments allow for reflection and further exploration of the characters’ motivations.

Regarding the editing, Kantara shines as a professionally crafted work. The presence of only one minor error is a testament to the authors’ commitment to delivering a polished manuscript. The novel had no aspects to dislike.

In conclusion, Kantara is a must-read for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts alike. The gripping plot, well-developed characters, and immersive world-building make it a standout novel in the genre. Without a doubt, this book deserves a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. There is simply nothing to dislike about Kantara, as it offers an unforgettable journey filled with adventure, courage, and unexpected alliances. If you’re looking for a thrilling escape into a world of time-traveling quests and fantastical beings, Kantara is the book for you.

The Midwest Book Review

Young adults interested in time travel sci-fi which embraces aliens, apocalypse, and a college student’s unusual role as (perhaps) the savior of Earth will find the heroic adventure Kantara: The Traveler a particularly full-faceted story that stands out in the world of young adult time travel fiction.

A time-hopping prologue and introduction move first into the past, where Zurens and humans face clashes and paradoxes; then into far future’s darkness, where Moti faces an environment where intention is the only thing that matters. In this case, Moti requests that the timeline be opened backwards. This action leads the story to college student Keiji, who learns he has superhuman abilities that may be the only key to thwarting an evil force set to destroy everything.

Keiji is not the only proactive, courageous character in the story, but his actions drive a quest for the Kantara Scrolls which promise solutions to impossible problems. His interactions with others through various possibilities that link past, present, and future are winningly revealed.

Stephen and Mary Weller craft a fast-paced adventure that introduces using the third person, then moves to the first person as Keiji interacts with his world, new ideas, and new skill sets he is barely able to comprehend, much less handle.

As emperors face time loops and impossible traps and attacks leave behind a trail of carnage and new possibilities, young adults will find Keiji’s world replete with confrontation and shifting alliances. These types of challenges force Keiji to redefine not only his perception of reality, but the role he plays in bigger pictures than his own future alone.

Libraries and young adult readers seeking vivid clashes, thought-provoking time travel dilemmas, and proactive characters who struggle with impossible choices and their consequences will find Kantara: The Travelera riveting adventure that concludes nicely, but leaves the door well ajar for follow-up stories. 

– D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Amazon Reviews

A Monumental Home Run!!!

I picked up this book, and not really a guy that reads time-traveling books. Wow, I have been missing out because this one right here, Kantara the Traveler, does not disappoint. I couldn’t put the book down. I was captivated from the beginning and all the way through the book.

The writing of the Wellers is clear and very easy to read. I thought there could be areas with time travel that would be hard to articulate and leave the reader on the outside looking in. This is not the case. The whole time I felt I was there in each scene. If this is what Stephen and Mary are about, I want more.

I recommend this book to anyone. You don’t have to be a sci-fi fan to appreciate this book. Any genre of reader will quickly submerse themselves in this book. I will say I didn’t finish anything productive today because I just read this great book. My hats off to Weller’s for a well-crafted story that is truly enjoyable. This is a book that I truly love.

Perfect Amalgamation of all Things Sci-Fi!

Despite only writing a few books, this author displays expertise on level with the best of them. I’ve never been able to read a sci-fi book before; whether because of the advanced language or foreign concepts. With this story, not only was I able to understand and follow perfectly as a casual sci-fi media enjoyer, but for the first time ever I experienced a true page turner. If you enjoy any sci-fi whatsoever, you more likely than not will find traces of inspiration lying around somewhere. The world is written in a manner that is hard to distinguish from reality. It feels lived in, and the characters are so real. Their personalities and emotional journey’s could really exist within our world. There is no good and evil, just pure grey.

Best Si Fi book in years

What a great read. It’s a fun and obviously written by someone that with a deep appreciation for sci fi. These two put a lot of work into this, obviously setting it up for a series.

I looked at their fan page and website which already have some incredible videos about inspiration s and research behind the book. It’s not the normal market garbage, but fun stuff I would recommend to fellow sci fi geeks and fans of ufology.


I love this book. I want to read it again and again. It is full of amazing things and can’t wait to get a physical copy.

No One On Earth