When the Star-Priest Brotherhood from the City threaten to ravage and destroy the land of the Wild Folk, their only hope rests with two young hares and their human companions – Tin, an orphan City boy with a passion for invention, and curious Country girl Comfrey. In this magical quest, to protect the precious stargold that runs through the land, Tin and Comfrey must complete seemingly impossible tasks set by the mysterious and terrifying Wild Folk – each stranger than the last – to find the one who holds the secret to saving their world.
The Wild Folk is a timeless adventure, weaving fantasy and folk lore into an enchanting tale that will fill you with wonder. The first in a duology, with a dash of Ursula Le Guin, a pinch of Frances Hardinge, and a generous helping from C.S. Lewis, this is a future classic, filled with unforgettable and diverse characters, and a story to be read time and again.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a physical copy by USBorne YA in exchange for an honest review. However, all the thoughts, feelings and opinions expressed in this review are my own.
A city in danger. A balance disrupted. Greed that threatens to destroy everything that is good in the world. Two young children thrust into the center of the disruption. A world that is similar; yet oh so unlike from ours.
Wild Folk is the book that I wish I had read in my childhood – a book that makes me wish I had enjoyed the little magic more than I actually did! Beautifully written, magically realistic, this is a book that transported me back to my childhood self, a time I would have immensely enjoyed my foray into this folklore.
I rarely read middle grade books; but it’s been my brilliant luck that most of the Middle grade books that I have read have been quite brilliant and some have also been put on my list of books to pass on to my prodigy – a list that Wild Folk has definitely found a place in!
This is book 1, and I can’t wait to join the curious Comfrey; considerate Tin; the spirited Myrtle and the wonderfully rich world that has been created in Wild Folk!
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