Once in a very long while, betwixt and between the humdrum of everydayness, something magical happens: life gives us a fairy tale. Sometimes it begins with a door; sometimes by following a peculiar cottontail down his hole. For Phinnegan Qwyk, it begins with a chilly November night, two wet footprints and Periwinkle Lark. A flamboyant and cunning Faë with a penchant for mischief, Periwinkle is also a bit of a thief. When he snatches Phinnegan away to a Place-Beyond-the-Map, Phinnegan discovers that fairy tales aren’t all they’re cracked up to be: at least, not when you are being attacked by the wild wolves of the Faolchú, being hunted by a gholem that lurks unseen in the shadows, or bargaining for your very life with a troll—even if she is beautiful.
About the Author
When not working at his day job, Samuel Thews divides his time between his family, books and the outdoors. He is a lover of stories, gardening, fine pipe tobaccos and making stuffed animals talk. A native of North Carolina, he lives in a small neighborhood nestled in the woods of Orange County with his wife, daughter and their four cats. Yes, that’s right, FOUR.