REVIEWS

THE LAKE LIGHTS REVIEWS

REVIEW BY HOMESCHOOLING MOTHER

"My daughter went to bed at 11:00 p.m. last week and read The Lake Lights until 3:00 a.m. She’s fourteen, and she said she knew she would not be able to sleep until she read the entire book! She woke up tired, but happy—very, very happy. Now her twin sister is trying to get the book read in one day! My son begged her to give him the book to take to a summer ministry camp, but she refused, so he took our printed beta version to tell everyone else at camp about it. I told him to tell his friends they needed to buy it from the author's website! My son reads the beta version by flashlight when everyone else is sleeping. I think this will be his third reading!!!!


FORTY-SOMETHING MOTHER OF FOUR

"LOVED THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


C.F., A MIDDLE-AGE FEMALE READER

[In reading The Lake Lights,] "I couldn’t content myself with a chapter a night like I have with a couple of other books I read in recent months. I started in again this afternoon and couldn’t stop until I finished it. At the end of each chapter, I just had to know what happened next. The closer I got to the end of the book, the less I wanted to put off reading the rest of it.


THE KING OF THE TREES REVIEWS

REVIEW BY HOMESCHOOLING MOM (9/2015)

SIX-YEAR-OLD READER

Hello! My family and I met you years ago at the State Fair, and I read and loved your books as a teen. Recently, my six-year-old [pictured] went through the Chronicles of Narnia, and when he was done and looking for something new to read, I introduced him to your books. He is enjoying them thoroughly, so thoroughly that I had to snap a photo of his expression while reading the climax of The King of the Trees. So. Much. Suspense! [This boy is now reading the sequels at the rate of one title every 2-3 days.]

THE "KING OF THE TREES" SERIES:

1) EDITORIAL REVIEWS

CHRISTIAN LIBRARY JOURNAL (BOOK I—PDF)

THE LITERATE MOTHER (BOOK I—WEBSITE)

WESTERN OREGON JOURNAL (BOOK I—PDF)

READERS' FAVORITE (BOOK I—PDF)

READERS' FAVORITE (BOOK II—PDF)

READERS' FAVORITE (BOOK III—PDF)

READERS' FAVORITE (BOOK IV—PDF)

READERS' FAVORITE (BOOK V—PDF)

READERS' FAVORITE (BOOK VI—PDF)

READERS' FAVORITE (BOOK VII—PDF)

WINDOW TO MY WORLD (BOOK I—WEBSITE)

WINDOW TO MY WORLD (BOOK II—WEBSITE)

BOOKS FOR CHRISTIAN GIRLS (BOOK I—WEBSITE)

THE WORDSMITH JOURNAL (BOOK I—PDF)

THE WORDSMITH JOURNAL (BOOK II—PDF)

*THE WORDSMITH JOURNAL (BOOK II—PDF)

THE WORDSMITH JOURNAL (BOOK III—PDF)

THE WORDSMITH JOURNAL (BOOK IV—PDF)

THE WORDSMITH JOURNAL (BOOK V—PDF)

THE WORDSMITH JOURNAL (BOOK VI—PDF)


*Guest review by the author


2) READER REVIEWS


Commenter: D. Best (Unsolicited e-mail communication)

My name's (D.) and King of the Trees was one of my favorite book series as a 9 year old boy.  I got to meet William D. Burt at the Oregon State Fair multiple times and he was awesome to talk to.  I'm glad that the series seems to still be going strong, and thank you for the great literary adventures as a kid.

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Reviewer: C. Wilson, age 10

The King of the Trees was written by William D. Burt. It was copyrighted in 1998. (First edition.)

Rolin, a young redheaded boy, is chased by two green-cloaked men into the forest where he finds a weird tree and climbs it. He is transported to another world called Lucambra. That's where the men are from.

When Rolin finds out he may be king of this new world, he sets out on an adventure to the island of Luralin, where the evil Felgor attacks and sets the island on fire. In the end, Rolin's success or failure will determine the fate of people everywhere.

I enjoyed the climax of the story, when they went to the island of Luralin and how they were brave when Felgor attacked.

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Reviewer: K. Andersen 

"An Imagination Inspirer all will love!"

This is a wonderful book that you and your children will absolutely love. We read this every night together before going to bed and every night I was begged if we could read just one more chapter. This imaginative book will draw you and your children in and you will love the characters you come to know and the places you will go. I highly recommend this book and we are anxiously awaiting another to follow. 

"May your sythan-ar ever flourish!"

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Reviewer: A. Minick

"A wonderful book for all ages! Got to read this one!"

This book is by far better than C.S. Lewis's "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe."  I read this book to my four year old son and eight year old daughter.  They loved it as much as I did!  Each character is developed well, and the plot surpasses any that we have read this year.  If you only read one book, please let it be this one.  This is the perfect gift for any age, especially pre-teen and teen. These days, they seem to be hungry for the drama and excitement that each chapter is filled with. Rolin's adventure to find himself as well as his purpose leads him to discover not only a world that he did not know existed all around him, but also how important he is to that world and others.  Do you have a sythan-ar?  When you finish this book, please write to me and share your thoughts. 

"May your leaves never wither."

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Reviewer: E. Canady

It's been quite a few years since I bought your book "The King of The Trees" and yet every month or so I find myself picking it up to read it again. So thank you again for a signed copy of your fabulous book.

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Reviewer: E. Little

My 11 year old son is an avid reader. He's read  the Chronicles of Narnia and each Harry Potter book at least 3 times. But someone bought your book, "The King of the Trees," and he says he likes it better than all the others. Now we have to go get the second book! Keep up the good work! Thanks! 

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Reviewer: Ron Reed (ron@christiantalkradio.com)

"The King of the Trees is a very well written novel/story!"

I have read William Burt's book, The King of the Trees and have enjoyed it so much we are reading it after dinner with the family.  It is a wonderful story of a boy with destiny and the providential circumstances to bring this boy back to his people.  I highly recommend this book for ages 13+.

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Reviewer: B. Koutny 
"An excellent choice for all ages!" 

The King of the Trees is a children's story of magic, imagination and fire-breathing dragons coupled with Christian values and Biblical inferences which is wonderful reading for all ages.  As a senior citizen I have read it from cover to cover and enjoyed every chapter.  I will definitely recommend it to my children and grandchildren as a classic.

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Reviewer: P. Boring (Educator) 

 As a three-time Teacher of the Year, I can fully recommend The King of the Trees for fun, adventure reading. The old theme of good vs. evil is replayed in a refreshing setting. The plot and characters are believable and enjoyable. While the end is predictable to older readers, children will love this story. Parallels can be drawn between other good vs. evil plots including: The Lord of the Rings; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; and many Bible stories.

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