Orlo – The Burdened
A new gardener has entered the Hall of Keepers, removals have ceased, and a ban on using giftings in public has been put in place. Despite the changes, Orlo has everything he ever wanted—the tall tower, the fine clothes, the lavish dinners, and an assignment of prestige as an inventor’s apprentice. The only piece missing is the people he once called family. With his guardian released back into the World, and her husband rumored to be lost, Orlo is now under the watchful eye of a talented but manipulative inventor. When an unlikely artist uses his unique ability to show Orlo The Way that he has forgotten, Orlo will set out on a quest to the World to restore truth and return his household to the Conclusus.
About Lauren H. Brandenburg (Nashville, Tennessee Author)
Lauren H. Brandenburg is a mentor, speaker, and author who happily blurs the lines between traditional genres in both middle grade and humorous family fiction. She has currently written six of the ten books in The Books of the Gardener Series--Orlo: The Chosen (#4) was a finalist for the Selah Award middle grade novel of the year. The Death of Mungo Blackwell, a humorous family fiction (Lion Hudson Publishing) was recently longlisted for the People's Book Prize in the United Kingdom. Lauren is a former junior high and high school English teacher who stepped away from her profession to raise and homeschool her two children. While Kentucky will always be her home, she currently lives with her husband, Jamie, and their children in a lovely little town just south of Nashville, Tennessee, where they eat and laugh a lot.