Looking for a new read featuring dark fae, activism, friendship, and activism? You will love the new title from H.S. Norup!
‘As soon as Alfred arrives at his granny’s cottage, he feels like he’s being watched. There are steep cliffs and dark forests all around, teeming with unfamiliar life – even odd little faerie creatures only Alfred can see. When free-spirited Saga bursts into his life, he begins to appreciate the beauty of these places that have always scared him.
But this special world is under threat: Alfred’s dad is working on a project to dig a giant tunnel through the landscape for a motorway. As he joins Saga in the community protests against the plan, Alfred draws ever closer to the strange world of the faerie creatures, following a thread that seems to be leading him deep into secrets from his family’s past.’
Books infused with magical folk and mystery always pique my interest. And H.S. Norup always writes incredible stories, so I knew that I was going to enjoy joining Alfred and Saga as they journeyed ‘Into the Faerie Hill.’
This book cleverly weaves together themes of dark faerie folk, family secrets, and conservation as we meet Alfred who is seeking answers about his family and who he truly is, and Saga who is determined to prevent a mining company destroy precious woodland habitats in the name of building a more direct tunnel to the city.
As the story unfolds, we learn more about the mystery surrounding Alfred’s mother, the true purpose of the strange wooden carvings guarding his grandmother’s house, and just why he has such a natural affinity with water. A gripping read for children aged 9+
If dark fae are your thing, you might also enjoy:
The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery
Otherland by Louie Stowell
Hedgewitch by Skye McKenna
Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson
*Many thanks to Pushkin Children’s Books for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour*