How far would you go to save your family?
Midsummer used to be a day of feasts and bonfires. A day when cares were set aside for the joy of grass between our toes, warm hands in our palms, laughter in our hearts. Our celebrations dimmed with the light. Something upset the balance of our woods. Something so deep that even our bonfires can't lure the sun back. And he has something to do with it. Of that we're sure, which is why I'm being given to him.
K. M. Rice is a national award-winning screenwriter and author who has worked for both Magic Leap and Weta Workshop. Her first novel, Darkling, is a young adult dark fantasy that now has a companion novel titled The Watcher. Her upcoming Afterworld series is set to debut with the first book, Ophelia. Over the years, her love of storytelling has led to producing and geeking out in various webshows and short films. When not writing or filming, she can be found hiking in the woods, baking, running and enjoying the company of the many animals on her family ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.
K.M. Rice weaves a thrilling dark fantastical story, bringing to mind the gothic and mysterious folklore feel of 'Uprooted', alongside the creeping atmospheric chills of 'The Woman In Black', and the heart-rending anguish of 'Wintersong'. As thematically dense as its forest setting, this is a tale we step into and experience as the viewpoint character, a fascinating heroine; gifted, flawed, determined, vulnerable. I firmly connected with her, bearing the emotion of her struggle and its outcome. Love, passion, fear and suffering are fuels for the story, which is an immersive mystery of many layers, brought wonderfully to life through Gail Shalan's perfect voice. It's a must listen title. With great poetry and descriptive power, author and narrator take the familiar haunted house genre and accomplish with it something vividly unique which captivates.