Forest of Souls (Hardcover)

By Lori M. Lee

Page Street Kids, 9781624149245, 400pp.

Publication Date: June 23, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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Danger lurks within the roots of Forest of Souls, an epic, unrelenting tale of destiny and sisterhood, perfect for fans of Naomi Novik and Susan Dennard.

Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she’s intent on becoming something. After years of training to become the queen’s next royal spy, her plans are derailed when shamans attack and kill her best friend Saengo.

And then Sirscha, somehow, restores Saengo to life.

Unveiled as the first lightwender in living memory, Sirscha is summoned to the domain of the Spider King. For centuries, he has used his influence over the Dead Wood—an ancient forest possessed by souls—to enforce peace between the kingdoms. Now, with the trees growing wild and untamed, only a lightwender can restrain them. As war looms, Sirscha must master her newly awakened abilities before the trees shatter the brittle peace, or worse, claim Saengo, the friend she would die for.

About the Author

Lori M. Lee is the author of Gates of Thread and Stone and The Infinite. She's also a contributor in the anthology A Thousand Beginnings and Endings (Greenwillow/Harper) featuring re-imaginings of East and South Asian mythology, folklore, and fairytales, and the anthology Color Outside the Lines (Soho Teen). Lori was born in the mountains of Laos but relocated to the United States when she was three. Now she lives in Wisconsin with her husband and kids while dreaming up magic and mayhem.