IFG O’Donnell conjures the spirit of the masters of fantasy horror from the late 19th and early 20th century in this surprising, magical and intense literary tale.
The Way Beneath The Wood is a twisting and turning modern fable of the English countryside in which the characters, haunted by shadows of the past and by sinister presences from folklore and myth, are unwittingly drawn into a cycle of envy, lust, fear and revenge that has repeated itself over many centuries.
Nick schemes to win back Hazel’s affections by sending her pages sliced from a curious old book. When the strange stories from the book begin to overshadow and overtake his life, Nick becomes unwittingly entangled in the mysterious events of centuries before, and soon his entire family is engulfed by the dark secret surrounding Wychwood Hall. In mortal danger from subtle, hidden forces, and at risk of losing everything he has fought for, Nick must confront his own demons as he strives to uncover the strange truth.