Shogun Saban dreams of becoming a woodsman like his grandfather, to fly between the trees and listen to their stories. But his father wants to keep him rooted on the ground, stifling his son's growing strength while keeping him from his childhood friend, a girl of the sea named Madigan who is learning to command the elements.
Beyond their little corner of the world, an old evil has sprouted and is quietly spreading, corrupting its victims and marking them with eyes full of shadows. When it reaches their sleepy hometown of Shrunken Hollow, Shogun and Madigan escape to find the origin of the darkness, but the answer lies in an old myth about a place that only exists in dreams.
With the aid of the forest and sea, Shogun and Madigan must unravel the myth before the darkness consumes their world - and themselves.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
This was fantastic. I loved the characters and the settings and everything about this. I could not put it down. It is escapism at it's best, you get so drawn into the story it is easy to forget about your own worries. I thoroughly enjoyed this and look forward to reading more of this author.
Ritch isn't just a writer she is a story weaver. Beautiful story of friendship, acceptance, love and courage.
Interesting and complex characters, with very unpredictable plot lines and a cool world. Love her magical thinking and blend of the old and new.