The Genesis Tree

Title: The Genesis Tree (The Tethered World Chronicles, Book Three)

Author: Heather L.L. FitzGerald

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink

Available: Wherever books are sold


She took down the Nephilim queen—but can she and her brother save the kingdom?

Sadie Larcen may have defeated the traitorous Queen Estancia, but she’s quite happy to be home with her family. Unfortunately, their fiendish neighbor, Mr. Marshall, is still up to no good. He’s called a press conference with plans to introduce the world to a living, breathing Bigfoot. As a Sasquatch expert, Sadie’s mother Amy is coerced into lending her expertise to the spectacle. When Sadie and her brother Brady spy nefarious, uninvited guests at the gathering, they know there’s trouble brewing in the Tethered World. The two are driven into separate, dangerous exploits as they are thrust back into the schemes of the forces of darkness. Schemes that include using their autistic brother Brock as leverage to seize control of the Flaming Sword and the Tree of Life. The Gargoyles and Trolls have an ambition that extends beyond dominating these powerful elements. They’ve set their sights on the Topside realm—with or without the help of Mr. Marshall. Deception is rampant, the enemy is subtle, and love dares to tug at Sadie’s heart amid the turmoil below. Once again, she and Brady will cling to God’s faithfulness as they fight for the people and creatures they care for, and against the enemies they fear. Will the cost be more than they can endure?

Positive Elements:

Characters forgive and the importance of forgiveness is realized and discussed; the importance of family is shown.

Negative Elements:


Spiritual Elements:

Characters pray; a Bible character is discussed; Bible verses are recited; a creature refers to himself as a god.


Creatures and characters are kidnapped, injured, held hostage, and threatened; a character is shot at; there is character death; secondary characters conspire against others.


Characters kiss.


5 Stars.


The mark of a talented writer is their ability to evoke emotion in the reader. I rarely get the sniffles or cry whilst reading, but during a particular part in The Genesis Tree, I almost bawled. Dear author, you can’t do that do your readers. You can’t destroy us like that! You can’t take our hearts and shred them in such a cruel, merciless, and ruthless manner! I sat there for minutes while struggling to reconcile what happened.

There. There’s my rant. Now I digress and return to the regular Conclusion. This is a wonderful end to a wonderful series. The romance is sweet and clean and well balanced, and the character arcs are nicely tied-up. This book, along with the rest of the series, is a definite read again.


2 thoughts on “The Genesis Tree

  1. Heather FitzGerald

    Hello, Madisyn!
    I’ve stopped by to ask your pardon for destroying your heart so thoroughly 😦
    I’m sorry for the devastation!
    (Kind of).

    I just happened across your updated reviews on Goodreads and was so very touched! It’s difficult enough to get someone to leave a single review for even ONE book…and you left two for all three (my kind of overachiever).

    Thought I’d let you know that I’ve written a fourth book to the series (set 20 yrs in the future from ending of GT) which will release in October. If you’d be interested in being a pre-reader and/or on my street team, I’d love to have your enthusiasm to buoy the book along (but, no pressure!). I also sent you a friend request on Facebook, but it doesn’t look like you have been active there for a while.

    Shoot me an email if you’re interested OR if you just want to chat! I’m very grateful for your extremely charitable reviews! Blessings—Heather

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