There is a Wild Man who lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow, and he listens to the wood. Tobias, tethered to the forest, does not dwell on his past life, but he lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his cat, and his dryads.
When Greenhollow Hall acquires a handsome, intensely curious new owner in Henry Silver, everything changes. Old secrets better left buried are dug up, and Tobias is forced to reckon with his troubled past—both the green magic of the woods, and the dark things that rest in its heart.
Going into this book I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know what I was getting into. I think that was the best way to go in because I was so pleasantly surprised. I felt as if I entered a folklore story that has been hiding for years. Tesh has crafted a beautiful setting with multi layered characters.
The most effective part of this story is how powerfully quiet it was. I felt the power in her words brimming under the surface and the power of silence was amazing. If you have no idea what I just referred to then you’ll just have to read the story won’t you! 🙂 The dryads were so cool I wanted to meet them in real life or you know, just be a dryad. I love how infused fantasy was with folklore.
I wanted more from this author, from this book, in terms of length. I didn’t want it to end. So lyrical and beautiful. You’ll find me in the woods.
**Thank you Tordotcompub for sending me the ARC in exchange for an honest review.**