A conscious forest that carpets the globe, the Judging Wood tests the last, spare pockets of humanity. Only the clever Lookouts - children specially trained in its ways - can avoid its wrath. The Daughters of the Eyrewood, in their mystic groves, are the absolute power in their protectorates. And the Thornwatch, ancient spirits summoned by a peculiar ritual, can be summoned by those foolish or desperate enough to call on them for aid.
5 Stories – 29 Pages