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Walk the Wild With Me
By (author): Rachel Atwood
9780756414849 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Historical Dec 03, 2019
$22.00 CAD
Forthcoming 5.44 x 8.26 x 0.67 in 320 pages DAW
In this new historical fantasy, a young man must use the power granted by a goddess to infiltrate the realm of Faerie and save a kidnapped victim before the door is sealed once again.

Orphaned as a toddler, Nicholas Withybeck knows no other home than Locksley Abbey outside Nottingham, England. He works in the Scriptorium embellishing illuminated manuscripts with hidden faces of the Wild Folk that he sees every time he ventures into the woods and fields.

While exploring the forbidden crypts beneath the abbey, he discovers an altar older than the abbey’s foundations. Behind the bricks around the altar, he finds a silver cup embellished with the three figures of Elena, the Celtic goddess of crossroads, sorcery, and cemeteries. With the cup of Elena, Nick can see that the masked dancers on the May Day celebration are truly the creatures of the wood in disguise.

Nick soon learns that the Green Man’s beloved has been kidnapped by Queen Mab of the Faeries. But the door to the Faery mound will only open when the moons of the two realms align and the time is fast approaching. To unlock the door and rescue the woman, he must release the goddess Elena. But meddling in the affairs of gods and faeries is not without its dangers. Will Nick dare to set the goddess free and face the consequences for the mortal world?

STANDALONE NOVEL, great for readers looking for a contained story

HISTORICAL FANTASY:Walk the Wild With Me explores an often overlooked period of history, merging it with elements of the fantastic

FAERIE REALM: The novel explores the realm of Faerie and the legends of Queen Mab, as Nick must rescue an innocent girl from Faerie’s clutches

ROBIN HOOD: The story is set in Locksley Abbey near Nottingham, evoking the popular legend of Robin Hood

Rachel Atwood is the author of Walk the Wild with Me. She grew up enchanted with British History. Now she writes historical fiction with enchantments. Every time she visits the British Isles, she basks in the shadows of standing stones and glories in ancient crypts while drinking in the lush accents of the people she meets. She thinks driving on the left is natural and roundabouts are efficient as well as aesthetically pleasing.

Author Residence: Welches, OR

Praise for the author

“Grabbed me from the first page with its dynamic action, compelling characters and their relationships, insightful world building, and a sweet romance that only adds to the suspense.”—Deborah J. Ross, author of Children of Kings

“The fully developed characters handle their own fantastical situations with heartfelt emotion and inner strength.”—Library Journal

“Intriguing…. Reeled me in and wouldn’t let me leave.”—LitPick

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