The May Queen and her friends are intrigued by the folk lore of South Wood that tells of a ritual which will awaken the soul of the Verdant Empress, so they set about to test the story not realising the series of events that this one night will set into action.
Meanwhile Prue McKeel is still trying to complete the mission that was laid out for her by the Council Tree, to bring Alexei, the mechanical boy prince back to life and save Wildwood. But Prue has so far only managed to find Esben the bear, one half of the team that created the prince and someone seems determined that her mission remain incomplete.
“The third book in the Wildwood Chronicles is a rich, moving, and dazzling story, by turns funny and profound. Both Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis are at the height of their gifts with Wildwood Imperium” Canon Gate
Author Colin Meloy is the singer and songwriter for the band The Decemberists, this is his first novel. Carson Ellis is one of my favourite illustrators, she’s won awards for her most recent book “Du Iz Tak” and also created the wonderful “Home” both books that regularly grace the shelves of the Wren.
Colin and Carson live with their sons in Portland, Oregon, quite near the Impassible Wilderness