We all have “Giants” in our lives—such as parents, mentors, coaches and teachers—the individuals who profoundly change and uplift us. Author Clark Burbidge has known many giants in his life and through his Giants in the Land youth trilogy, he encourages readers to not only recognize their giants, but also cultivate the ‘heart of a giant’ within themselves.
Readers will get a chance to finish the trilogy with the much anticipated final book, Giants in the Land Book Three: The Cavern of Promise (May 28, 2015—2015 International Mom’s Choice Gold medal winner for top Young Adult Fiction). The first two books in the series include Giants in the Land Book One: The Way of Things (2013 International Mom’s Choice Gold medal winner for top Young Adult Fiction) and Giants in the Land Book Two: The Prodigals (2014 International Mom’s Choice Gold medal winner for top Young Adult Fiction).
The trilogy begins in a world where the giants and villagers have lived side by side for as long as anyone can remember. When these great protectors leave suddenly, with no explanation, a young farmer named Thomas sets out on a journey to discover why. Thomas’ saga continues in Giants in the Land Book Two. An aging hero is thrown together with three lost souls who must find themselves amidst sudden and devastating change, overcome their own doubts and stand against the greatest evil ever to threaten the land.
In Giants in the Land Book Three, readers join Thomas as a much older and respected Forest Ward. At the mercy of the evil king of Westland, in great peril, and with no hope for escape, Thomas faces an impossible test for survival. Book Three caps this award-winning trilogy with a danger-ridden triple quest: save Thomas, redeem a lost people, and reverse the land’s painful slide toward destruction. Can help be found in a mythical cave at the far edge of the world? Whispered legends speak of a ferocious tribe, fearsome obstacles and fabled treasure. Readers follow Thomas and his companions under an uneasy truce, risking all to seek the source of redemption―the Cavern of Promise―in a journey that could bring deliverance or doom.
The Giants in the Land series encourages young people to become giants in how they live, respond to difficulties and interact with others. It also seeks to help teens find hope and faith amidst sudden changes in their life.
Clark lives near Salt Lake City, Utah and is the father of a blended family of 10 children.
Disclaimer: In exchange for this write up, PR by the Book has sent me a free copy of Giants in the Land to enjoy.