The Danae of the Forest
Callie didn’t know she had magic in her. Until evil threatened her forest home. A fantasy trilogy for ages 9 and up.
The trilogy is being re-written and will be re-released early in 2020
‘Good and evil lurks around each twist and turn, and the characters live and breathe on every page. ‘ Anne C Mar 2015
Madach empire-builder Lord Rafe wants the trees – all of them. And now he wants the Danae too – all of them.
Callie’s forest rings to the thwack of enemy axes. Her people are trapped. Their leaders scoff at her warnings of the Danae’s fate at the hands of the invaders. When Callie searches for help in the secret places of the forest, she discovers her own magic. Will it be enough? For the gryphon who watched over the forest is dying, her successor a mere baby. The wild creatures will fight. But Callie also needs Tristan, the son of the destroyer. Will Tristan betray his father? Can Callie and the creatures stop the desolation?
‘The way Lucy falls under the Prince’s spell is both wonderful and awful …’ Claire Hamilton, Tales of the Celtic Bards
The invading Madach have imprisoned the Danae villagers and Gwen and Mark escape into the perilous Deep Forest. They must find the Sleih, who may or may not be a myth, and who may or may not help as, so village lore proclaims, they helped the Danae once before – for a price. And where is their lost sister, Lucy? Has she fallen foul of the robber Madach who capture Gwen and Mark? While the brother and sister battle the dangers of the Deep Forest, an ambitious Seer hunts for them, desperate to thwart their quest. Can Mark and Gwen reach the Sleih before the Seer destroys them and all hope of rescue for the imprisoned Danae?
‘I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see what happened.’ Natasha 2016 ‘Twists and turns aplenty.’ Natations 2016
Callie, the wild creatures and the baby gryphon harass the Madach tree-fellers with secret help from Tristan. But the invaders’ ships fill with timber, and there is only room left in the holds for the rich cargo of Danae slaves.
Lady Melda plots to steal Gwen’s gryphon pendant which will grant all she wishes for.
Gwen, Mark and Lucy hurry home with the Sleih rescuers, facing old enemies and gathering new allies. But when they reach the forest, they find desolation.
Can Lady Melda be stopped? Can the Danae be saved? Can the forest be redeemed from the invaders’ destruction?