Some links to reviews for Treespeaker
"...I got tangled in the roots of a forest village tribe, protected by the intricate, subtle magic of the Tree God, Arrakesh. No in-your-face bombastic magic, but an unassuming, delicate and organic magic that is quite unique and interesting. And despite the lack of epic battles, Treespeaker has plenty of tension and enough action to keep reading chapter after chapter."
'A book which is hard to put down and one you don't want to come to an end. I can't wait for the sequel."
"I really enjoyed the beautiful world the author had created, and the level of detail regarding their culture which is woven in well. It's been very well edited and I would love to see a sequel, especially with more of Dovan's viewpoint."
Sift Book Reviews
"Treespeaker is solidly written, flows smoothly, with good grammar and amazing descriptions. The author spread lore and religion very well throughout and brought it together with some surprises in the end. The book ended superbly—I wondered for a long time how exactly she would convincingly tie it all together—and she did."
Good Book Alert
"...there were points in the story that genuinely moved me, and made me worry for the characters or the world in which they lived."
The Christian Fantasy Review
"I liked this book. It’s got a good plot line, always thickening and leading the reader forward, and the characters are complex and conflicted. I found Arrakesh and Carlika to be believable places."
"This is a very refreshing tale that expressed themes which I found close to my heart. It is not a story of great battle and traditional heroes in shining armour, but rather the struggle of real people in a world rich in culture and its own unique and subtle magic. The story starts at a steady pace allowing the reader to know the well rounded and sometimes flawed characters well, and yet it is quite a page turner once the intrigue begins to build."
Amos T. Fairchild
" Treespeaker " is a beautiful book from its cover to the end.
Stewart has woven an allegorical tale of faith. Faith in an omniscient force, faith in life and faith in oneself.
And what a tale it is. The book has all the elements that make a story inviting. The characters are engaging and flawed, the plot intricate and original throughout, the settings fully realized, the writing good."
Some links to reviews for The Dragon Box
"I'm not male, I'm way out of the target age-range and I'm not very familiar with the genre - so it's a credit to Katie Stewart's story-telling ability that I galloped through this engaging tale in one, albeit lengthy, session. Children will enjoy it but I recommend it to parents as well. It's not only entertaining but also thought-provoking - an ideal story to share."
"And while there is some use of magic (such as a water spell called fal-ush-da-dunnee - you'd have to be Australian to get that joke), magic never entirely solves life's problems. In short, The Dragon Box manages to avoid becoming a wish-fulfillment or power fantasy, something for which the author should be credited. I look forward to this author's subsequent work with keen interest."
Guy W Salvidge
Exciting News! September 2015
My new children's non-fiction book, FAMOUS ANIMALS, is now on sale at online retailers and some shops...and it can be ordered if it's not in your local store. Though it's aimed at kids, it's still fun for adults. Lots of full colour illustrations that will please everyone!
"Katie Stewart hits just the right note for young people in this book but still manages to amuse and educate those of us no longer young. You'll need two copies. I'm giving one to my grand-daughter but I've kept one for myself!" Ignite Bookblog Sept. 15
A TASTE OF VOLUME 2...
TREESPEAKER IN PRINT! August '13
Treespeaker is now available as a print copy from Amazon, Createspace, Barnes and Noble, and The Book Depository.
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