Wildsmith Into the Dark Forest by Liz Flanagan

Enchanting and magical, this new series is sure to delight young readers.

Rowan is forced to leave her beloved city and father behind when the threat of wars edges too close to her city. She and her mother move to the countryside to live with the grandfather she never knew she had. He has a pet wolf and treats animals on his farm as a type of healer or vet. Rowan will learn just how vital her grandfather is to the local wildlife through her adventure.

The dark forest around his farm is home to magical creatures such as dragons and pegasi, creatures Rowan didn’t believe existed outside of stories. It isn’t until she comes face to face with a dragon and the poachers surrounding its mother that she understands fully the dark ways of the forest.

A desire to save creatures of all shapes and sizes is found within Rowan and her new friends Cam and Will as they vow to protect the baby dragon from poachers. They won’t act alone though, they will have help from the witches and her Wildsmith grandfather.

Being a Wildsmith is a huge responsibility and Rowan’s grandfather hopes he is not the last one, hoping that someone young will take on the mantle when he becomes too old or tired. Rowan certainly has the qualities needed but can she follow the plan and keep the dragons safe?

With a second book soon to come and wonderfully illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton, this is something to look forward to. I plan to buy the finished copy to truly dwell in his illustrations.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful review! That was a lovely surprise to find in my inbox. I’m delighted you enjoyed it and really appreciate this detailed review! All the best Lizx

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