Five stars! San Francisco Book Review (August 2014)
"A life-altering coming-of-age story filled with magic and imagination."
Five Stars! Midwest Reviews, Diane Donovan (May 2014)
"Those seeking powerful . . . sagas will find it engrossing."
No BS Reviews in New World Authors, by Nick LeVar (June 2014)
"This was one of the best novels I've read in a long time. It is a fast, easy read, and if you wish you had the nerve to live out the fantasy of your favorite characters, you would like Finding Sagrado, a title I highly recommend!"
"Outstanding," Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards (2014)
"A heart-warming story of a teen who . . . lives his dream and learns life lessons at the same time. It is a thoroughly enjoyable yarn, sometimes poignant, sometimes amusing, with the lightness of a fairy tale, and the gravity of a coming-of-age saga. I lived it . . . ."
Portland Book Review, Aaron Michael Green (Nov. 2014)
"Carrier's descriptions of the vast American backyard are Steinbeck-esque in their thorough, yet simple detail . . . . this novel is not for young eyes. It is real, it is raw, and yet, it is honest and worth anyone's time to read."
John H. Manhold, award-winning fiction/non-fiction author
"Carrier has written a delightfully engaging book that conjurers up thoughts on many levels far removed from the pessimistic perspective so prevalent today . . . an excellent 'coming of age' story."
"A Touching Search for the Sacred," Cody John Laplante, Amazon reviewer "
". . . a great desert setting with a strong Americana feel, clever realizations, amusing dialogue, and an almost Shakespearean set of coincidences and plot twists, Carrier creates a very valuable . . . narrative about life in American during the Vietnam War."
"One of those Timeless Reads," Grace Porch, Amazon reviewer "
"As an avid reader (I was) expecting . . . an interesting but probably a bit shallow 'coming of age' story. In no time at all I realized 'shallow' could not have been more false . . . . I don't want to give away any of the details . . . but I love, love, LOVE the way it ended!"
"Great book that hits home for anybody who has ever lost a love one," by a combat veteran
"This book brought me back to all those emotions I had when I lost my father and the grief and depression that followed. Shane portrays every person that has lost someone really close to them and the struggle to move on with life . . . . As a combat veteran, I can relate . . . . An awesome emotion filled book! 2 thumbs up!"
Selected for the "Albuquerque Easy Reading Parade" (Peter Kelton, March 2014)
Steve Wagner, well-known Los Angeles editor:
"J.D. Salinger, Richard Bradford and John Knowles are among America's better known authors who've penned some of America's better known coming-of-age novels . . . I would like to add the name Roger Carrier to that list. As long as there are teenagers, these kinds of stories will never go out of style."