A. M. Keen
One of England's greatest legends prowls from the depths of folklore and into the forest of Averon in the next adventure of the Tales of Averon series. After a series of brutal killings befalls the forest of Averon, Cyrius, the forest's protector, warns that a huge beast from the Great Vast Open has invaded their homeland. With no animal in Averon strong enough to oppose the creature, their only hope of survival lies with Stryder, a strange owl whose knowledge will be their only chance at opposing the beast. Meanwhile, the rabbits of the forest fall under threat as an army of hares emerge to invade the warren they live within and claim it as their own. And deep within the Black Lands, an alliance is formed that will bring chaos to the forest and begin the first days of the Mighty War that has been foretold. Can the forest survive such great threats looming heavily throughout the trees, and can the warriors find the gateway that signifies the first quest of their journey to the Forest of the Damned?