The White Tree

The White Tree

by Edward W. Robertson

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Overview

Dante Galand is young. Penniless. Alone. But devoted to learning the dark magic of his world.

His quest will take him from the city gutters to a foreign land of sorcerers. Plunged into the middle of an ancient war, his only chance to survive is to unlock the powers inside him-or die along with everything he ever knew.

The White Tree is the first book in THE CYCLE OF ARAWN. A USA Today bestselling trilogy, in 2016, it was nominated for an Audie for best fantasy novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681015392
Publisher: NOOK Press
Publication date: 07/29/2016
Series: The Cycle of Arawn , #1
Pages: 434
Sales rank: 689,366
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

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White Tree 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
pixichick More than 1 year ago
The first thing I look for with any book I read is the formatting. A lot of books aren't formatted properly, but this one is, and it was refreshing and easy on the eyes. The story begins with a hook that draws the reader in - "It was the dog's fault Dante was about to die." As a reader I am immediately wondering: 1. Who's the dog and what does he have to do with it? 2. Who's Dante, and why is he about to die? Moving on from there, I enjoyed that the book was filled with plenty of action. The writer's words are sharp and crisp and easy to follow, and the book has some wonderful lines. Among my favorites: "He'd close the memories like a book, an irrelevant story from a place that no longer existed. There was no room for looking back on what couldn't be undone." I enjoyed the story and recommend it. Cheryl Bradshaw, Author of Black Diamond Death
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an entertaining read. Robertson's writing style is top drawer. I haven't been this excited about an author since I discovered Dean Koontz. I will definitely be reading his other works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well-written adventure with believable teenagers. Not your usual fantasy.
Midu More than 1 year ago
What I liked: the humor was done well- Robert, Cally etc Blays- his loyalty and his sense of humor made him my favorite character reading about how religious factions can affect both history and the future What I did not like: modern cuss words- as in many other books which have a "historic" feel to them, modern cuss words just don't fit! more explanation was needed on how Dante could do what he did. What made Samarand & her party fail wasn't expounded upon. The book was a chunkster but I enjoyed the exploits of the two boys & how they carve their own niche  in the world.
Dmbgoddess13 More than 1 year ago
This author is truly a magnificent writer. This is the second series that I've read from Edward W Robertson and he does not disappoint. The way he blends humor and suspense is enthralling. If you like intrigue and epic adventures, this is the series for you. You will not be able to put it down and when you finish, you'll be clamoring for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazingly good writing based on a unique story base and great creative storytelling!
SpaZd0gLee More than 1 year ago
Typos. Why did it have to be typos?  No seriously, this was an engaging read for the most part. BUT...it has a tendency to monologue too much and slow things up almost as much as the typos. Lines like "Small dark things flocked to his fingers, moths or horseflies or bad ideas" -Yea, I really liked that- but then the rest of the sentence has a blatant typo - "motes that cling and clumped to the blood sliding down the man's wrist, round, BACK (instead of black I assume) and barely translucent." So what started out as a nifty and mildly humorous description instead turns into a face palm. The first third of the story is just insanely full of typos. Things like a 'we' that should have been 'he', and a 'tail' that should have been 'tale'. Another that was rather annoying was wanting a "beef stew of a haunch of lamb" and another stating he wanted beef and red meat. Since deer were mentioned, guess that would qualify as red meat instead of venison. Lamb might be considered the other red meat but it's not even remotely beef.  On the plus side, where it was good it was very, very good and the typos lessened to the point where they weren't so painful. I especially liked "Most faiths could stand to learn the virtue of keeping their devotion to themselves." Yea, I agree. The battles and fights were pretty fun, and the boys learning to be friends as well as men was nice. Dismayed the only female mentioned of any note was the one to be destroyed. But it's the author's world so he can have his testosterone filled say and leave women denigrated to vague mentions of bar maids, past musings and the one evil sorceress. The few times there's cussing might be more than some youngsters need to read, but it's not that bad. Just makes it PG-17 or whatever rating you get for the g-d word more than once. Now that I'm starting to monologue, guess that's all I have to say about this YA adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, Wish BN would bring back free fridays
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
About war and men... Some with vision of peace/prosperity. Good reflections of what drives people to action (besides the basic drives of food, shelter and faith). An excellently told tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing brings the reader along for the journey. Fun universe and ideas within.
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Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not enjoy this at all - took me forever to finish it. Predictable and way to drawn out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!@$%$%
Skazka More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read, well written and nicely paced. Loved author's wit and ability to portray the boys exactly how boys are: arrogant, witty, brave.
penwallah More than 1 year ago
I found "The White Tree" to be an engrossing action tale that sees Dante and his friend Blays grow and mature as they fight and think their way through steadily escalating violence and intrigue, where loyalties are questioned and friendships betrayed and motives questioned. I was ensnared at the opening page. Well (and thoughtfully) written, a storyline that draws one in, and fleshed out characters one can relate to. A very satisfying read.
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I couldn't get into this 1. I tried 2 make myself read it but just didnkt capture me, sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would not recommend this book. The story is long and drawn out and should be much shorter. A lot of the book was the authors attempt to create a long novel, but it was too stretched out and the story line became more difficult to follow. I am not going to purchase the next two parts of the trilogy. Don't even know why I finished the first, but was very disappointed in the book.