quote from Kate Taylor's dystopian fiction novel WHEN THE LAST TREE DIES, We have to move back to what truly connects us, and that's nature.


The first novel in a stand-alone series, WHEN THE LAST TREE DIES, takes place in the immediate aftermath of The Destruction, a coordinated attack by doomsday cultists on the urban wasteland of Mercanto Valley.

The traumatized survivors escape deep into the last remaining wilderness, where the centuries-old Monastery Of The Trees, an ancient order of Druids, comes to their aid.

As they begin the slow process of recovery, the survivors must get along not only with each other, but with long-established communities in the hills. They must also deal with remnants of the cult that brought about the destruction, and who now seek to gain power over all of them.




I often get asked if I wrote this book about the current political situation, and I respond that I started it three years before Trump ran for president. It only seems current because all tyrants, all authoritarians are the same throughout history.

I did not write about something new. I wrote about something that's always been there and that has now grown so large, so corrupt, so evil that it threatens to destroy everything.

Throughout time, there were always the bottom feeders who profited from nature at the expense of future generations. To get away with this they had to portray nature as the enemy, as something scary to fight against before it slaughtered everyone with its storms, its floods, its savage winds. They blamed god and nature for the damage they caused.

This perception of nature, as something beyond the control of humanity, allowed them to demonize the science of Climate Change. It allowed them to pollute the air, water, and food supply for profit.

But there was always a reason within the reason to demonize nature, to mock those who cherished its beauty and solitude. Those who sat alone in the quiet majesty of a forest, or along the banks of a soothing river were beyond the control of tyrants. There were none more free than those who understood they were not separate from nature. There none more liberated than those who learned they didn't need religion to experience the exhilaration of spiritual growth.

That is where the real danger lay for tyrants, those moments when people became untouchable, out of their control, free with their own thoughts and desires. It was why they burned books, made laws to control bodies, and turned nature into something to fear instead of something to celebrate as an integral part of self.


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