Search: Title Author Article. History Publication Information. Rate this book. Using salvaged scrap metal, he creates forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although Banyan's never seen a real tree - they were destroyed more than a century ago - his missing father used to tell him stories about the Old World. Everything changes when Banyan meets a mysterious woman with a strange tattoo - a map to the last living trees on earth, and he sets off across a wasteland from which few return.
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Search: Title Author Article. History Publication Information. Rate this book. Using salvaged scrap metal, he creates forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although Banyan's never seen a real tree - they were destroyed more than a century ago - his missing father used to tell him stories about the Old World.
Everything changes when Banyan meets a mysterious woman with a strange tattoo - a map to the last living trees on earth, and he sets off across a wasteland from which few return.
Those who make it past the pirates and poachers can't escape the locusts But Banyan isn't the only one looking for the trees, and he's running out of time. Unsure of whom to trust, he's forced to make an alliance with Alpha, an alluring, dangerous pirate with an agenda of her own. As they race towards a promised land that might only be a myth, Banyan makes shocking discoveries about his family, his past, and how far people will go to bring back the trees. Click to the right or left of the sample to turn the page.
If no book jacket appears in a few seconds, then we don't have an excerpt of this book or your browser is unable to display it. While convoluted and messy, it's also a nonstop adventure, with wild concepts and an almost hypnotic quality to Banyan's terse, weather-beaten narration. It's a refreshingly male-oriented world, though, despite the abrupt attraction between Banyan and the pirate that feels chucked in to provide the now-requisite romantic element.
Readers who enjoy adventure stories and dystopians will enjoy Rootless , as well as those who enjoy a YA book with a male leading character. The prose felt a bit flat, and while the plot hit its beats I could see many of the twists coming from a ways off.
So, kudos for structuring the story so that it delivered on its promises, but no kudos for prose and characters that didn't keep me engaged enough to forget what we were doing.
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He left England at the age of nineteen, traveled around the globe one too many times, then settled in Colorado. He's studied natural resources management, concentrating on forest ecology and sustainability; spent seven years leading wilderness adventure trips for teenagers; worked for the National Park Service; released three albums of swirly guitar music; and been a kick-ass wedding DJ.
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Like the wagon had rolled its last mile and the world was telling me that nothing lasts forever. Nothing, Banyan. Least of all you. This book was so different from anything I've read before and I really loved the environmental, cautionary, conspiracy feel of it all. Definitely picking up the next book in the series when it comes out. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
His taut writing will make your heart race, break it into a million pieces, and then put it back together again. Thanks for stopping by the site. I spend a lot of my time writing but to take a break from the stories in my head, I like to head out on adventures in my camper van, the Blue Elephant. I take my mountain bike, my guitar, some good coffee, and head up into the hills with my wife and any friends we can convince to come along for the ride. Before he wrote stories, Chris wrote songs, studied natural resources management, worked for the National Park Service, and spent eight years leading wilderness adventure trips for high school students. He was born and raised in the UK, but now lives in Denver, CO, where he is hard at work on new tales of magic and mayhem.