Kyleah's Mirrors

King of the Trees Book 6

Christian - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
257 Pages
Reviewed on 11/05/2013
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Author Biography

Having spent most of his teenage years adventuring in Middle Earth, the author is an avid fantasy fan. His first allegorical fantasy title, "The King of the Trees," came out in 1998 (WinePress). Bowing to reader demand, he has expanded the series to include a total of seven titles to date, with more to follow. 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. In addition to writing books, he works as an RID-certified American Sign Language interpreter with over thirty years' experience. His interests include reading, foreign languages and mycology. He is married with two grown children.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Kyleah's Mirrors (King of the Trees Book 6) by William D. Burt is the sixth book in this adventure/fantasy series. Kyleah likes helping her father. She is diligent and conscientious. Kyleah awakens an ancient evil that has been sleeping for ages in her village while helping her father tap maple syrup. She finds strength within herself while trying to fight the evil she has unleashed. She also learns to trust the King. The characters in the story are all enchanting and exciting.

I am really enjoying this series by William Burt. Like the rest of the books, this one also has a useful glossary at the end with a pronunciation guide for the words. The character of Kyleah is portrayed as a very strong and confident girl whose trials and tribulations are inspiring to the reader. Kyleah is mocked by the people around her and also by her stepmother and stepsisters because of her limp. However, her determination and strength lead her to victory, mentally and physically. Kyleah will interest and motivate many young female readers.

Like all the previous books of the series, this one also targets readers of all age groups. It is written along the lines of The Lord of the Rings, The Borrowers, and many other adventure stories. The story is enjoyable with all the twists and turns, fantasy, whimsical narration, and the exciting setting.