A terrifying dystopian vision and a cautionary tale for readers who loved Tyrell Johnson, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Emily St. John Mandel, and Neal Shusterman.
Burden of Truth is the highly anticipated sequel to After the Green Withered.
I thought I understood the truth.
I thought I knew the whole story.
But no one really did.
In a country defined by scarcity and control, Enora Byrnes leaves the watchful eyes and secret agendas of the powerful and enters a society living on the fringes. Life beneath the surface brings her face to face with a world struggling to survive. Armed with knowledge and honed into a weapon for the resistance, she fights alongside those whom society deems rebels and uses her skills to steal a secret kept hidden from humanity. Enora becomes what she has hunted: a traitor.
As Enora embarks on a fateful quest, will she find the one thing that could give her world hope or a truth that is far worse than she ever imagined?
What readers are saying about Burden of Truth:
"It's a heartbreaking tale that gives drops of hope before they are almost pulled away. An amazing story with a cautionary ending." – Author, Joey Paul
"Well-planned and researched, Burden of Truth, is the sequel to an eye-opening story of a dystopian future on earth, when water and food are scarce, and a battle to create an evolved life form occurs. The book is captivating, and I stayed up late reading the final chapters. I really like the writing and character development, and my heart ached for Ander. The ending is thought-provoking and suggests a completely conceivable outcome. Given Enora's choices, I wonder what I would do." – Author, Donna Elliott
"I am equally in love with and completely terrified by this sequel. The first book was frightening but the revelations of the second book made it so much scarier." - Amazon Review
"Burden of Truth is the second in this series and Kristin Ward did not disappoint as she shows the reader a completely different side to the story. Very well written, well thought out and well researched, the book compels the reader to reflect, think and perhaps wake up and realize that it is not the future mentioned, but it is also the present slowly getting there." – Amazon Review
"In a word-Amazing! This was quite the ride! Just when I thought I had the plot figured out, there was another twist!" – Amazon Review
"With The Burden of Truth, Ms. Ward has fully come into her own as a writer…The reader is drawn into Enora's plight and the difficult moral decisions she must grapple with as she dives deeper into the resistance and uncovering the secrets within her world. The action is vivid and quick-paced, this book is definitely a page-turner!" – Amazon Review