Secrets of the Home Wood: The Sacrifice
by Julie Whitley
Pub Date 16 May 2015
For Jonathon, the Home Wood that borders his grandfather’s farm has always been a source of mystery and dread. Strange half-heard rumours passed among aunts, uncles and cousins never quite add up.
More than twenty years ago, his father—when he was Jonathon’s age—was swallowed up by the Home Wood for more than a day and came back badly injured. That was when his grandfather forbade any family member from venturing back there.
And so when, from his bedroom window one morning, Jonathon sees his father once again cross into the Home Wood, he knows something is very wrong. Deceiving his grandfather, Jonathon sets out after his father and makes his way, for the first time in his life, into the woods.
What he finds there is beyond even his wildest imagination.
Secrets of the Home Wood: the Sacrifice, by Julie Whitley, is a spectacularly unique fantasy fiction novel that grips readers from the opening page clear through to the end. With well-developed characters, a complex and exciting plot, and loads of suspense and drama, Secrets of the Home Wood is a riveting novel that is recommended for Home and school libraries - Literary Classics Book Reviews
A fantasy-filled adventure full of twists and turns. A finalist and highly recommended - The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
I truly enjoyed this adventure. It reminded me, in parts, of Narnia, Ocean at the End of the Lane and Peter Pan. It was a great romp into a generational heroic tale and was full of surprises and twists -Amazon review