The Greenstones will take readers on a dizzying journey into the realms of life and death, love lost and love rediscovered.
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.
Valkeryn has fallen, the great king dead, and the Wolfen scattered. The monstrous Lygon and
Panterran now rule. Arnold 'Arn' Singer, the youth from the past and perhaps the last human being
alive on the planet, flees to the dark lands with the heir to the throne.
He seeks answers to the missing Ancients - Arn's ancestors - mankind itself.
But back in his time the world continues to destabilize. The time distortion the mighty Tevatron
collider created is growing larger and beginning to consume everything around it. The gateway
vortex must be closed, Arn holds the key, and our world and its future is at stake.
Colonel Marion Briggs leads a team of Special Operations soldiers into the distant future world, fully
armed and with one order - bring back Arn or his body. But there are more dangers in this strange
and beautiful world than anyone knew. More horrors dwell in the deep jungles, below the inland
seas and deep below the earth. There are things that can change the shape of two worlds, tear at
sanity, and stretch friendships and loves to the limit.