The Phantom Forest

The Phantom Forest

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"Right from the very first page you're drawn into the dark atmosphere of the world. There's an expectant menace in every situation. . . Surprisingly, this is the author's first novel and on this evidence I'd say dark fiction has a new rising star." --British Fantasy society

Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. And each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives. But not all of them deserve to.

Seycia's father told her this story as a child--a story of the most holy place in the Underworld, the Forest of Laida, where all souls go to rest before embarking on a new life. But Seycia's father is dead now, and his killer has put a target on her back.

After she is chosen for her village's human sacrifice ritual, Seycia is transported to the Underworld and must join forces with Haben, the demon to whom she was sacrificed. Together, they journey to the forest in the Underworld where all souls grow in a quest to destroy the tree of the man who killed her.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 19mm | 413g
  • English
  • 1947848992
  • 9781947848993

Review quote

Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. ―Cari Dubiel, Twinsburg Public Library

"Harrowing and action-packed-this story races through a rich, detailed world that is never what you expect it to be." -- Bridget Tyler, author of The Pioneer

"The characters were fascinating, the world dark and atmospheric, and the story itself went in completely unexpected directions. I highly recommend this book if you like your fantasy gritty and rich in detail." --Witty and Sarcastic Book Club Blog

Instantly gripping with poetic prose that sets a truly haunting mood for the reader. The world Kerin crafted is so intricately disturbing, like a car wreck that we cannot look away from." --Kaleena, Reader Voracious
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Rating details

204 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 31% (64)
4 33% (67)
3 24% (48)
2 8% (16)
1 4% (9)
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