Drowned Country (The Greenhollow Duology #2) by Emily Tesh

Drowned Country by Emily Tesh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Another gorgeous novella by Emily Tesh, and a wonderful follow up to Silver in the Wood. Drowned Country meditates on the questions of how you grapple with becoming an immortal forest servant and have a meaningful romantic relationship when you’re young and selfish. The answer to both of these questions is: not very well. Silver goes on two journeys simultaneously, one a monster-hunting adventure tale, and the other an emotional voyage to test the changing limits of his own heart and judgement. I didn’t predict how this would end, and I love Tesh for surprising me with a happy horizon at the closing.

Read on: December 28, 2020

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Silver in the Wood (The Greenhollow Duology #1) by Emily Tesh

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I love Green Man stories, and I have been looking forward to reading Silver in the Wood for months. I’m so glad I saved it for my end-of-the-year vacation, when I’m relaxed and can really enjoy how beautiful this little novella is. Tesh turns phrases and ideas that make me hum and purr like a cat, and she tells a gorgeous story of ancient magic, redemption, love, folklore, forests, and family, with humor and monster hunting peeping out of the leaves. I’m off to read the sequel Drowned Country right now.

Read on: December 27, 2020

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