Kyleah's Mirrors

King of the Trees

Book 6
KOT Books
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Book VI in the "King of the Trees" series. Welcome to Mapleton, a sleepy Thalmosian village where people earn their living tapping maple trees to make syrup and candy. Kyleah's father, Branagan, is Mapleton's sugarmaster. However, beneath the village's placid facade festers a terrible secret. One spring day, Kyleah and her brother, Barley, are helping their father in the sugar bush when Kyleah discovers a sword jutting out of a maple tree. By removing the sword, Kyleah unwittingly opens a door that cannot be easily shut again and rekindles an ancient rebellion. The key to quelling the revolt lies in finding a perfect mirror, a quest that leads Kyleah through water and fire in search of the fabled firebird. In becoming the very enemy she dreads, she learns to trust the King when all seems lost. Ultimately, she finds strength in her weakness and weakness in her strength.
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 William D. Burt is the award-winning author of the seven-title Christian allegorical "King of the Trees" series. Other works are in progress. Two of his titles (out of three submitted) were finalists in the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest: The King of the Trees and The Golden Wood.


The King of the Trees subsequently won the 2014 Silver Medal in the category of "Christian fantasy."

All seven of Burt's series titles have been awarded five stars by Readers' Favorite reviewers.

He was also a 2013 finalist in The Authors Show.com "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" competition.

Having spent most of his teenage years vicariously adventuring in Middle Earth, the author is an avid fantasy fan. His first fantasy title, The King of the Trees, came out in 1998 (first edition). While still in high school, he began his writing career editing his father's popular identification guides, Edible and Poisonous Plants of the Western/Eastern States. As an Assistant Professor in the Special Education Department at Western Oregon University, he served as a successful grant-writer and program coordinator.

Burt holds a B.S. in English from Lewis and Clark College and an M.S. from Western Oregon University in Deaf Education. He is an RID-certified sign-language interpreter with over 40 years' experience. His interests include reading, foreign languages and mycology. He is married with two grown children.
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Publisher
KOT Books
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Published on
Apr 26, 2007
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781579219031
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Christian / Classic & Allegory
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Juvenile Fiction / Mermaids
Juvenile Fiction / Religious / Christian / Action & Adventure
Juvenile Fiction / Religious / Christian / Fantasy
Juvenile Fiction / Royalty
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