The Genesis Tree

 

genesisBlurb: She took down the Nephilim queen—but can she and her brother save the kingdom?

Sadie Larcen may have defeated the traitorous Queen Estancia, but she’s quite happy to be home with her family. Unfortunately, their fiendish neighbor, Mr. Marshall, is still up to no good. He’s called a press conference with plans to introduce the world to a living, breathing Bigfoot.

As a Sasquatch expert, Sadie’s mother Amy is coerced into lending her expertise to the spectacle. When Sadie and her brother Brady spy nefarious, uninvited guests at the gathering, they know there’s trouble brewing in the Tethered World. The two are driven into separate, dangerous exploits as they are thrust back into the schemes of the forces of darkness. Schemes that include using their autistic brother Brock as leverage to seize control of the Flaming Sword and the Tree of Life. The Gargoyles and Trolls have an ambition that extends beyond dominating these powerful elements. They’ve set their sights on the Topside realm—with or without the help of Mr. Marshall.

Deception is rampant, the enemy is subtle, and love dares to tug at Sadie’s heart amid the turmoil below. Once again, she and Brady will cling to God’s faithfulness as they fight for the people and creatures they care for, and against the enemies they fear.

Will the cost be more than they can endure?

It’s time to say good-bye to the Tethered World Chronicles… and I don’t wanna! 😦 The Genesis Tree by Heather LL FitzGerald is the last of the trilogy (previously reviewed and raved about here) and it was everything I’ve come to expect and enjoy plus more.

Mythical creatures come to life – check.
Adventures to a secret underground world – check.
Loathsome villains – check.
Unexpected events that leave me incoherent – double check!

Also I learned about some really interesting stuff I’d never heard of before – the Shanghai tunnels aka Catacombs of Portland, OR. (Which led to me learning about the Seattle Underground too. Fascinating history.)

Sadie and her brother Brady have grown up so much over the course of their adventures. It was a joy to see their courage and faith being lived out – especially as Sadie had been so reluctantly drawn into these adventures in the other books. And the romance – I waited patiently through the last two books and the payoff was worth it!

All together, this was a beautiful send-off to the series and I’m secretly hoping for a spin-off someday. If this review seems brief compared to my usual ramblings, it’s only because I’m afraid of saying too much for fear of spoiling the story. I highly recommend these books and I’m going to do what I can to get them in my daughter’s school library.

How do you feel about series finales?

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy by the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

 

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