The Woodcutter

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Author(s): Kate Danley
Genre: Fantasy
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: BN3063
Released: Nov 06, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781469247243
Narrator/s: Sarah Coomes
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity. The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden' s killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the River God, the Woodcutter begins his hunt, searching for clues in the whispering dominions of the enchanted unknown. But quickly he finds that one murdered maiden is not the only nefarious mystery afoot: one of Odin' s hellhounds has escaped, a sinister mansion appears where it shouldn' t, a pixie dust drug trade runs rampant, and more young girls go missing. Looming in the shadows is the malevolent, power-hungry queen, and she will stop at nothing to destroy the Twelve Kingdoms and annihilate the Royal Faeunless the Woodcutter can outmaneuver her and save the gentle souls of the Wood. Blending magic, heart-pounding suspense, and a dash of folklore, The Woodcutter is an extraordinary retelling of the realm of fairy tales.

Professional reviews

"Sarah Coomes presents the Woodcutter as he travels from one end of the 12 kingdoms to the other, searching for the hellhound who has gone rogue and may be the cause of various troubles. He is tasked, as were his ancestors before him, with protecting the woods and keeping the peace. No longer a peripheral character, he comes to the fore in this weaving together of many fairy tales. Coomes has the opportunity to showcase a wide range of accents as most of the popular fairy-tale characters work their way through this story. At his core, the Woodcutter is stalwart and true. Coomes dramatizes all the drama and excitement that swirl around him. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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