A Path BeginsPaperback - 2015
The Thickety: A Path Begins is a spellbinding tale about a girl, the Thickety, and the power of magic. Fans of Neil Gaiman will love this thrilling new world.
When Kara Westfall was five years old, her mother was convicted of the worst of all crimes: witchcraft. Years later, Kara and her little brother, Taff, are still shunned by the people of their village, who believe that nothing is more evil than magic...except, perhaps, the mysterious forest that covers nearly the entire island. It has many names, this place. Sometimes it is called the Dark Wood, or Sordyr's Realm. But mostly it's called the Thickety.
The villagers live in fear of the Thickety and the terrible creatures that live there. But when an unusual bird lures Kara into the forbidden forest, she discovers a strange book with unspeakable powers. A book that might have belonged to her mother.
And that is just the beginning of the story.
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CRRL_RachelPlacchetti Jun 13, 2017
As the dark woods creep closer to Kara's village, she finds a forbidden grimoire and discovers her own magical abilities.
Kara finds a dark grimoire in the Thickety, a mysterious and dangerous forest. Did this powerful book of spells belong to her mother who was convicted of witchcraft years ago? Part of a series.