Needwood: A New World Fairy Tale

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Summary

A tale of magic and adventure . Thirteen-year-old Savilla Morgan has a secret so hidden that even she doesn’t know it. Savilla thinks she is an ordinary girl, but she is actually descended from a long line of spell casters who trace their origin back to the Biblical story of Lilith. Savilla discovers this only after the killing of two local farmers by a mysterious demon sends her on a journey deep into enchanted Needwood Forest. Joined by her friend Alistair, and assisted by a talking cat, Savilla delves into her past, discovering along the way that she is more remarkable than she ever imagined.

Genre:
Fantasy / Adventure
Author:
aross247
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
17
Rating:
5.0 1 review
Age Rating:
13+

Introduction

Centuries ago, in a time now largely forgotten, a vast primordial woodland covered the eastern half of North America. This forest fell prey to the axes and saws of European immigrants for two hundred years until only pockets of the massive trees remained intact. One such expanse, a wide and extensive tract, once stood near the village of Needwood on the eastern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Most Needwooders eked out a living on small farms, but some also worked in the forest cutting timber for the growing cities of the east. In those days, before the flooding tide of modern humanity had completely overwhelmed the wilderness of the New World, Needwood Village nestled in a serene rural valley. Yet its bucolic surroundings concealed a dark secret, for mysterious beings haunted the shadowy depths of Needwood Forest, and as the taking of trees reduced their home, the ire of these beings toward humanity awoke. Most powerful among them were the Sirachim, a small band of female spellcasters who cared for the forest and who occasionally defended it against the incursions of mankind. The story that follows is that of a struggle between the people of Needwood and one of those magical women, who in her fury, and corrupted by a decades-long search for great power, fought to protect her beloved trees before they had all been cut from the earth.

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Wil Verheijden: I really like the story.Can't wait for the rest to read

labiixlabii: Great flow. Very touching and heart felt story

Rsanford: I enjoyed the story. I’m sad it’s not a longer book. So many future possibilities

Martha Stuart: I honestly loved this story so much but wish there was more

Marietta Balogbog: Love every minute of it.hope thier my be more of this story up date me pls thank you writer 💕💕💕

MADDMANNLEE: If I was Shifter.....I'd be one of them. Nice love story.

winklertonya: Interesting story. Curious to see how it ends.

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Bureche: Lovely story as always.The ending is a bit abrupt and somehow rushed. Otherwise, the story development up until the later chapters was wonderful.Still, a good dose of a cute ever after.

proudmommy: ItIIt was a good read. It was nice to be able to read a story without having to diecipher what the author was trying to y. I appreciate the editing. Thank you!

Jason Huskey: The improvement of this series in the 6 I have read is great to see. As English is not their first language the improvement in syntax and word usage has improved immensely. Great work I would love to see each of the books expanded into full length books as the storylines have lots of potential an...

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