From the #1 best-selling author of The Alchemist comes an inspiring story about a young man seeking wisdom from an elder, and the teachings imparted along the way.
In The Archer we meet Tetsuya, a man once famous for his prodigious gift with a bow and arrow but who has since retired from public life, the challenger who comes searching for him, and the boy who observes their competition. Afterwards, the boy has many questions, and in answering them Tetsuya illustrates the way of the bow and the tenets of a meaningful life. Paulo Coelho's story is a powerful reminder that action and the soul are inextricably connected, and that a life constricted by fear of rejection or failure is not a life worth living. Instead one must take risks, build up patience and courage, and embrace the many unexpected turns fate has to offer. With the wisdom, generosity, and grace that have made him an internationally best-selling writer, Paulo Coelho provides the framework for a rewarding life: hard work, passion, thoughtfulness, the willingness to fail, and the urge to make a difference.