The tyrannous Huntsmen have declared everyone in one village to be outlaws, since they insist on supporting the magical beings of neighbouring Darkwood. Why won't they accept that magic is an abomination?
Far from being abominable, the residents of Darkwood are actually very nice when you get to know them, even Snow the White Knight, who can get a bit tetchy when people remind her she's a Princess.
In order to stop the Huntsmen from wiping out all magical beings, Snow and her friends have to venture into the Badlands of Ashtrie, and seek the support of the Glass Witch - but she has plans of her own, and let's just say they're not good ones.
Praise for Gabby Hutchinson Crouch:
'Gabby is one of the funniest writers I know .' Sarah Millican
'...very funny. If you like Terry Pratchett, or think gothic fairytales should have more LOLs, 'tis the book for ye .' Greg Jenner
'I have read this and it is great. Pratchetty fun for all the family .' Lucy Porter
'... magical, surprising and funny .' Jan Ravens
What people are saying about the Darkwood series:
' Clever and funny and so very very entertaining. I would encourage everyone of every age to go ahead and read Darkwood.'
'Completely fabulous, can't wait for the rest of the series .'
'A fun, exciting, action-packed story that once I started reading I couldn't put down.'
'I loved the mix of humour and fantasy , the tongue in cheek style of writing and the quirky characters .'
'I could go on and on about how much I love this book and why.'
'A delightful new mashup of old familiar fairy tale characters and themes, with loads of originality and memorable characters. ... I think this may well turn into one of my all-time favourites .'
'...incredible! It made me laugh out loud in several places , but also managed to pull off some intricate themes around power and bigotry - I adored the characters and the fun, genre-savvy writing .'
This is Book 2 in the The Darkwood Series Series. See all The Darkwood Series books here.