Friday, August 10, 2012

Giants In the Land by Clark Burbidge

There are giants in the land.
And it has always been so as far as anyone can remember. They work side-by-side with the people, and whenever there is a job too difficult or a threat too great they are there to step in. The giants’ presence gives the townspeople a special confidence about life. But they have become much more dependant on the giants than they realize. One morning the people discover the giants have mysteriously disappeared. Fear and panic grip the town. Someone must find them and bring them back!
Thomas, a young farmer, volunteers and sets out alone on a great journey of danger and discovery. Thomas learns the true nature of giants and what it means for him and his people. Join Thomas in his timeless rite of passage and learn what it means to become something more than you have been, why it is necessary in life, and how to do it.
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My review:
This book is kind of an allegory. It was written to show how we depend on others in our lives, and when they are gone, we are able to do for ourselves what we had depended on them for.
It isn't a long book, coming in at just over 120 pages, including pictures, but it is well-written and interesting. Maybe it means I am not mature enough since the book is juvenile, but I enjoyed it. This would make a great book for kids to read.
About the author:
Clark Burbidge's path to becoming an award winning author had distant beginnings. He received an MBA degree from the University of Southern California and a BS Degree in finance from the University of Utah. His career spans 31 years in banking, project finance, investment banking and more recently as Chief Financial Officer of three separate companies. He has been actively involved in community and church service, including lay youth and adult ministry, for over 35 years.

It has been his long-term dream to write and publish several works that have been kicking around in his mind for many years. His first book, "Life on the Narrow Path: A Mountain Biker's Guide to Spiritual Growth in Troubled Times" was released nationally in March 2011. His second book "A Piece of Silver" was published in July 2011 and is currently entering its 2nd edition. Clark enjoys life in the foothills of the Rockies with his wife, children and three grandchildren. He looks forward to this next phase of life's wonderful adventures.

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Giants In the Land is available from Winepress Publishing.
Thanks to Winepress and Litfuse for the review copy.


Leah said...

Thanks for taking time to read and review my book. I appreciate your thoughts.

One further note for your interest. The book is really about 600 pages but has been split into three books so the middle and younger YA readers can enjoy them and do book reports etc. One day you will find the full 600 page series in one book and you can really sink your teeth in :). Please note that book two comes out in late October 2013 and is over 200 pages in length. More story and much more adventure.

Thanks again.