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The Green Man's Heir

Narrated by: Will Huggins
Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
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A hundred years ago, a man with a secret could travel a few hundred miles and give himself a new name and life story. No one would be any the wiser, as long as he didn’t give anyone a reason to start asking questions. These days, that’s not so easy, with everyone on social media and CCTV on every street corner. So Daniel Mackmain keeps his head down and keeps himself to himself. 

But now a girl has been murdered, and the Derbyshire police are taking a closer look at a loner who travels from place to place, picking up work as he goes. Worse, Dan realises the murder involves the hidden world he was born into. When no one else can see the truth, who will see justice done? 

A modern fantasy rooted in the ancient myths and folklore of the British Isles.

©2018 Juliet E. McKenna (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Enjoyable Fantasy set in modern day England

This would be an urban fantasy, except it's set in the countryside. :)
I read this book a while ago and loved it, so was very happy to see it on Audible as well. At first I thought the narrator was a bit stiff, but it actually works with the story's narrator.

The setting is modern day England where dryads, naiads and other wildwood creatures linger in the fringes unseen by most people.

One of the things I enjoy about this story is the strong internal logic. Also, nobody is a superman/woman. Wildwood creatures have powers, but also limitations. The narrator is a good man, but he has a couple of chips on his shoulder and makes mistakes. When he gets into a fight, he gets hurt.

I can't say how strongly I would recommend this book to either read or listen.

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  • moorj
  • 16-04-19

Enter the world of the Green Man,

The world of the Green Man is besieged by dark beings. The half human hair is confronted with two super natural murders. Can he balance between worlds? Will he find a place to stop his. rambling for a time.? Lovely scenery combined with likeable characters will carry you into this realm. Fun read!