By: Max Power
When a new arrival to the village of Cranby discovers a small leather-bound book called ‘Tales of Darkly Wood’ she soon discovers that not all of the stories within are as fantastic as they first appear.
The book tells of supposedly terrible events which have occurred in the Wood that overlooks the village. What begins as an innocent stroll with her new admirer up by Darkly Wood soon turns into a nightmare for young Daisy, one from which it seems impossible to escape.
The line between reality and fantasy soon begins to blur, as a fledgling love affair is tested in the most terrifying circumstances. Swept up in her emotions, the young girl soon discovers that while sometimes love is all you need, sometimes love is not enough. There is something wrong up in Darkly Wood, and soon Daisy has to fight to save more than her life.
This spine-chilling love story builds momentum and maintains excitement and pace right to the astonishing and jaw-dropping climax. Along the way stories from the book ‘Tales of Darkly Wood’ help reveal the strange truth behind the mysterious Wood high on the hill above Cranby.
If you like a thrilling ride and enjoy storytelling at its best, Darkly Wood will keep you on the edge of your seat and lead you into a wonderful world of storytelling all at the same time.
Mystery with a Twist…
- by Melanie P. Smith | Author
Anyone who has spent time in a dark forest has experienced the mysterious, sometimes eerie, sensation of winds whistling through the branches and tiny animals scurrying about; creating mystical noise that can’t always be explained. It’s an experience like no other. Sharing it with someone you care about can be magical, experiencing it alone can be terrifying. If you haven’t had the pleasure…pick up a copy of Max Power’s Darkly Wood. He will introduce you to the phenomena. There is a reason so many scary movies fall back on this setting to create the perfect backdrop for their unnerving and sinister creations. Max Power is no exception. From the very first chapter, the author begins to set the stage for this intriguing story. Ever heard of location, location location? Well Max Power has landed us in a location that is so frightening even the locals won’t go near it.
Darkly Wood starts out giving snippets of information in the form of folklore and legends. The forest is accepted as a dark place that has always existed and always will. People die there, stay away…is the simplistic attitude of the locals. Then, enter Daisy May. At first the reader is left to wonder…is this going to be just another tragedy in a long line of mysterious deaths and disappearances. I’m going to stop there because to say more would give away too much of the plot and story-line. Stories are told, characters are introduced and the reader is taken on a journey of discovery.
Darkly Wood has it all…first love, heartache, terror, compassion, callousness and apathy, pain and sorrow and a healthy dose of mystery and fear. Just when you think you have it all figured out…prepare yourself for a surprise. The plot flows smoothly and the characters are relatable. If you are in the mood for something different, a little sinister and something entertaining…pick up a copy of Darkly Wood.