The Burning Tree (3 book series)


The Burning Tree: Book 1: Salvation

Salvation was utterly incredible. Easily one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Perfectly executed with a multitude of characters. Tense situations were in abundance. The writer took our darkest fears and played on them.
The end was the start of a new adventure, and the reader could happily leave it there. Not me. I want to know what comes next. So, the next book, Rebirth has been downloaded to be read in March.
The Burning Tree: Book 2: Rebirth

This is the second book in a trilogy. An asteroid hits the earth before the first book starts . Everyone is housed in bunkers underground. Rebirth starts as they emerge into a new scorched world.
I really enjoyed this story, as the characters fears were relatable. He is the only author I know who has so many character view points. It was written in such a way that it wasn’t the least bit confusing. I loved Callie, she is sassy and clever for one so young. The other main character was Greenslade. He was the ‘baddie’, a man out for what he could gain. The total opposite to Callie who cared for everybody.
Like the first book, this story is blockbuster of a tale and I thoroughly recommend it.
The Burning Tree: Book 3: Infinity

This is the third book in the series and tells the story of what happened after the meteorite hits the earth and wipes everything out. The first book Salvation tells us about the underground bunker that many survived in. The next book is about their escape. In this one we discover that other communities also survived.
Our main group of characters are now established at the farm and building a life for themselves. When a young boy loses his leg, a party sets out on a search for antibiotics.
Cally is in the group that leads the search back to Salvation. Things don’t go to plan, and they just about escape. As they make their journey they have other encounters along the way which causes them to fight for survival. Eventually, they land in the Infinity of the book title.
The original baddy in book one, Greenslade, changed under Cally’s influence and determination. He and his sidekick Trunk, sacrificed themselves for the group. That’s what I disliked about the story. How could they do that? It put a cloud over things as I turned the page hoping for a miracle that didn’t seem to come. That was until a reached the epilogue. What a wonderful end to the story.
This is a great survival trilogy that deals with all aspects of human nature. It will appeal to those who love the human spirit and champion those who consistently try to make the world a better place.
This can’t be the end, though. I want more. There is still plenty for these characters to see and do, and I want to be part of it!