This was a quick and fascinating read. While the basic story was simple, the fantasy elements added more of a complex and vibrant slant to a journey through a forest. The vivid descriptions of the forest and the emotions it evoked in the two characters were both beautiful and spooky in equal measures. For someone who has spent a lot of time pottering around woodlands, it felt quite authentic. This was a journey on several levels though and left as much for the reader to question as the characters did. There were many messages hidden between the trees and only by choosing the right path could their mission be fulfilled. The story is complete as a novella with sufficient back story woven into the interactions between the main characters and other members of the isolated village. There is just enough to set the scene and pique interest but I can imagine a prequel about this strange community and its history. The ending was satisfying but without giving any spoilers, I’m also intrigued about what happens next. There is enough depth to the characters and interest in their quest to allow for a series of novellas in this fascinating setting.
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