Talking to Trees
Second in a Series
by Kathryn Sullivan
Talking to Trees, the second book in Kathryn Sullivanís limited series, puts magic partners Peter and Jeanne
once again into the fantasy realm. This time, though, Peterís snobbish sister Jody is carted along with them through
the Watcher, a portal into this alternative land, on a mission to rescue a magical tree, the Grandmother, from the
death-wielding evil Old One. Unfortunately, all three of them are separated when they enter this land.
Talking to Trees offers new characters aplenty, new adventures, and Jeanne and Peter use their growing
magical abilities in new ways. In addition, Jody learns a valuable lesson because of her experiences in this strange
Talking to Trees is well written. The braided plot with three streams of storyline adds to the intrigue and
excitement of the story.
To fully enjoy this book, however, you really need to read the first book first, The Crystal Throne (see the
review this month). That book lays the foundation for the magic and the relationship between Jeanne and Peter. It also
establishes the history of the fantasy land and the cultures of the different creatures they encounter.
NOTE: Reviewer Janie
Franz is the author of Freelance Writing: Itís a Business, Stupid!, Relaxation
Techniques for Children, Relaxation Techniques for Adults; Co-author of The
Ultimate Wedding Reception Book and The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book. Coming
Soon: The Ultimate Wedding Workbook, Get Rich on Love, and Sacred Breath
(a sound recording of relaxation meditations).