Book 2 in the "King of the Trees" fantasy series. Includes glossary and pronunciation guide at the back for easier reading and for reading aloud.
In this sequel to "The King of the Trees," King Rolin and Queen Marlis are enjoying a carefree autumn picnic when they are trapped between worlds. Too late they learn the connections among a silver starglass, a handful of pearls and five ravens. Cut off from friends, family and each other by a mysterious malady, they learn to survive in a savage land where unwary travelers fall prey to strange and terrifying creatures. To save Lucambra and many other worlds from a devouring darkness, they must join forces with some unlikely allies. Only in losing all they have ever known and loved do they discover the faithfulness of Gaelathane.
Ideal for ages eight and older, "Torsils in Time" is an inspirational fantasy tale filled with adventure and mystery.
About the Author
"The King of the Trees" subsequently won the 2014 Silver Medal in the category of "Christian fantasy."
All seven of Burt's series titles have been awarded five stars by Readers' Favorite reviewers.
He was also a 2013 finalist in The Authors Show.com "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" competition.
Having spent most of his teenage years vicariously adventuring in Middle Earth, the author is an avid fantasy fan. His first fantasy title, "The King of the Trees," came out in 1998 (first edition). 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. He is an RID-certified sign-language interpreter with over 40 years' experience. His interests include reading, foreign languages and mycology. He is married with two grown children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“From ‘here-and-where’ to ‘there and then’…” This is the explanation of the terms “wherren” and “therren”, and best describes the scope of William D. Burt’s novel Torrsils In Time. The concept of torrsils and time travel were introduced in Burt’s first novel, King of Trees, and expands in scope and depth in the second novel of the series. The characters that were introduced in King of Trees find themselves in dire circumstances rather suddenly. However, what they learn as they linger in an in-between state of being is the deep truth of God’s Word, “Behold, I am turning all things hurtful in your lives to the good, weaving the dark threads among the light into a living fabric of grace and glory.” Rolin and Marlis experience a very trying adventure in this novel. Over and over again they must choose to trust the King of Trees in the midst of very uncertain and dangerous circumstances. They meet a very isolated family during their ventures, and are allowed to share sacrificially with them and bring them to a point of truth. The results? Well, you’ll have to read the story to find out! Believe me, you won’t be disappointed!! This is my second novel experience from Burt’s series, and it is a very exciting, very applicable teaching tool for young adults. I firmly believe that many young people will be ministered to very powerfully through this series! I’ve enjoyed my time wherren and therren!! (The Wordsmith Journal strives to guide readers to books of personal interest, with the understanding and respect that what appeals to some may not appeal to others. Therefore we attempt to keep our reviews focused on content, genre and style. The rating is necessary to make use of Goodreads and Amazon. It reflects the reviewer’s own level of enjoyment, but the review is intended to be informative for the benefit of all readers.)
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Torsils in Time (The King of the Trees, 2) by William D. Burt is the second in this series. Rolin and Marlis are enjoying their picnic one autumn day. The griffins, Windsong and Ironwing, are there with them and they find a link between a silver starglass, five ravens, and a handful of pearls. They have to survive in a land far away from their family and friends. Saving Lucambra from falling into darkness is the main theme of the book. This book is as adventurous and exciting as the first one. Rolin and Marlis and their tryst with the King of the Trees form the theme of the adventure. Their trust in the King of the Trees during dire circumstances adds to the mystery aspect of the story. The book is full of fantasy and whimsy and the 'wherren' and 'therren' part of the book is very enjoyable. Fantasy and adventure stories are always exciting to read because they inspire the reader's imagination. The characters, names, and places are all unique and they reflect the creativity of the author. This is a good series for parents to buy for their children to stimulate their thinking on a different plane. The threads of fantasy, adventure, and excitement run through the book, making it an enjoyable read. The black and white sketches also help in making the story attractive. An excellent series for children to read and own.