Book two of the Wilde Island Chronicles available in bookstores everywhere Jan 5th 2012.
I see visions in the fire sometimes, images of the past or what is yet to come. The fire-sight does not lie. But I did not see the witch hunter who would ride in to scour our town of sin, so I did not know to run.
Wilde Island is in an uproar over the recent death of its king. The uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans is fraying and the royal witch hunter begins a vengeful quest to hunt down girls with fire in their hearts and sparks in their soul.
Strong-willed Tess, a blacksmith’s daughter from a tiny hamlet near the mysterious Dragonswood, wants more for herself than a husband and a house to keep. But in times like these wanting more can be dangerous.
Accused of witchery, Tess and her two friends are forced to flee the violent witch hunter. The journey is bleaker than they ever imagined and they have no choice but to accept when an enigmatic huntsman offers them shelter in the dangerous Dragonswood. Staying with him poses risks of its own: Tess has no idea how to handle the attraction she feels for him—or the elusive call she hears from the heart of the Dragonswood.
* “A dark fantasy illuminated by piercing flashes of hope.”
--Kirkus starred review (read the rest) (http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/janet-lee-carey/dragonswood/#review )
* "A perfectly crafted combination of history, mythology, and fantasy...The political intrigue, mythology of Merlin, and romances that bloom are all uncovered with precise timing and will have readers racing toward the end and then going back to savor the events more slowly."
School Library Journal (starred review)
“The reader will not only love Tess for her strong heart and self-sacrificing nature, but they will appreciate the fact that, as a strong female, she doesn’t simply fold up into a ball when life takes an unexpected turn – she deals with it.”
Mechele R.DKillard, Atlanta Young Adult Literature Examiner
“An amazing and captivating book. It's a gem and I want everyone to experience it!”
5 stars from The Book Faery
“This book has ruined all other books for me! Nothing I think will top this book in 2012 when it is released!”
5 stars Melissa’s Books Goodreads
“This was an absolutely stunning book.”
5 stars Karissa Eckert Goodreads
“Dragons. Dark Forests. Fey. Magic . . . I fell in love and never looked back.”
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