The King of the Trees by William D. BurtReviewed by Bridget
The First Book in The King of the Trees Fantasy Series
Violence: Rolin, the Tree People and Thalmosians’s battle Felgor, his foot soldiers-Army of Gorks, Gorgorunth the Black Serpent/Dragon and the Yegs to rule the kingdom. Waganupa – The Tree of Life is burned and destroyed.
Sexual Content: Rolin and Marlis kiss, as they are married.
Adult Content: Symbolism of Christ the Savior’s sacrifice, atonement, and resurrection for all mankind.
Rolin, son of Gannon sets out to solve a riddle left behind by his grandmother: an old wooden box, a jeweled pendant, and the mysterious green cloaks. Rolin’s adventures take him worlds beyond the walls of his little log cabin. With the help of some grumpy griffins and a long-lost prophecy, Rolin and his friends battle a sorcerer and his underworld army; deadly snake-trees; dragons and other mythical creatures. On their perilous quest for the fabled Isle of Luralin, they must trust the King with their very lives. In the end, they learn that “The greatest help oft comes in harm’s disguise to those with trusting hearts and open eyes.”
This is a Christian Fantasy book, written in the tradition of C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. A great coming of age story! Burt is a beautiful writer, with an exceptional grasp of language. Although, I did stumble reading some of the character’s names aloud. However, a glossary and pronunciation guide is provided. I recommend this book for all ages.
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