The Other Tree
Urban Fantasy Novel
Family. Truth. Immortality.
It’s been four years since Chris Arlin graduated with a degree in cryptobotany, and she’s still no closer to scraping up funding for her research into rare plants. Instead, she’s stacking shelves at the campus library, until a suspiciously well-dressed man offers her a lucrative position on a scientific expedition.
For Chris, the problem isn’t the fact that they’re searching for the Biblical Tree of Life. Nor is it the fact that most of the individuals on the expedition seem to be fashionably lethal mercenaries. The problem is that the mission is being backed by SinaCorp, the corporation responsible for a similar, failed expedition on which her mother died eleven years ago.
However, when Chris’s father is unexpectedly diagnosed with an incurable illness, Chris sees only one solution. Vowing to find the Tree of Life before SinaCorp’s mercenaries, Chris recruits Luke, an antisocial campus priest undergoing a crisis of faith. Together, they embark on a desperate race to find Eden.
However, as the hunt intensifies, Chris discovers growing evidence of her mother’s strange behaviour before her death, and she begins to realise that SinaCorp isn’t the only one with secrets they want to stay buried.
“An intelligent and riveting read that packs action and adventure with intellect and science. Best summed up as Dan Brown meets Indiana Jones.”
- Michelle Pickett, author of PODs
"Heartfelt, exciting, suspenseful, and poignant."
- The Book Adventures
"An adventurous and enjoyable story that gives you the unexpected, the unique, and the unusual all in an interesting story about faith, humanity, and botany."
- Lost in a Good Book
"There are explosions of creative genius in so many of the tiny details... There are scenes of marvellous beauty and great unhappiness and waste. It seems astonishing that this is her first novel."
- Vulpes Libris
"An impressive debut for a very talented writer."
- FableCroft Publishing
"A ripping good yarn sure to please readers who enjoy mysteries, legends, and overcoming the burden of hard choices."
- Darby Karchut, The Griffin Series
"A witty adventure laced with sneak-attack humor, intrepid heroes, and dogged villains. As if Douglas Adams had written the DaVinci Code with a female lead who has the heart of Indiana Jones and little need for bullwhip or gun."
- Errick A. Nunnally, Blood For The Sun
The Other Tree is also available from selected retailers, including B&N, BAM, Kinokuniya Sydney and Galaxy Bookshop.