Review: Walking the Tree

Walking the Tree
by Kaaron Warren
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Angry Robot (December 28, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0857660438
ISBN-13: 978-0857660435

(5 stars out of 5)

The story centers around a young woman , Lillah, who travels around an island dominated by a huge tree.  An interesting bit of symbolism, a young woman coming of age exploring around a huge phallic symbol.  I wonder what Kaaron is trying to tell us?

Lillah woke early on her first day of school and thought, “Sometime soon I am going to have sex.” She lay in bed for a while, imagining what her lovers would look like. Not so different from the men in her Order. The only real difference was that she could sleep with them.

While on the surface, the story seems to be about a young girl leaving home and becoming an adult.  The tale is really about truth and discovery. The tree can be a metaphor for different things in different places in the story.

Don’t expect this to be a story of rainbows and fluffy bunnies. Come on people, this is a Kaaron Warren story! Don’t expect Gilligan’s Island! Instead, sharpen up and be prepared for dark and creepy.

The story doesn’t come out until after Christmas so here’s an idea for the book lover on your list. Give them a gift card to buy Kaaron Warren’s book after Christmas. That way it looks like you gave a lot of thought to the gift and you can stay out of those damn crowded book stores. It’s a win win.

Once again another great book by Kaaron Warren. I give it a solid “must read” 5 stars out of 5.

Received this ebook courtesy of Angry Robot, for review purposes.

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Author: Barry Huddleston

Book and product reviews with a steampunk twist

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