Drowned Country

Greenhollow Duology, 2

Emily Tesh

fiction fantasy
adventurous emotional mysterious fast-paced

160 pages

From Astounding Award, Crawford Award, and World Fantasy Award Finalist Emily Tesh

A Buzzfeed Summer 2020 Must-Read
A Book Riot Must-Read Fantasy of 2020

Drowned Country
is the stunning sequel to Silver in the Wood, Emily Tesh's lush, folkloric debut. This second volume of the Greenhollow duology once again invites readers to lose themselves in the story of Henry and Tobias, and the magic of a myth they've always known.

Even the Wild Man of Greenhollow can't ignore a summons from his mother, when that mother is the indomitable Adela Silver, practical folklorist. Henry Silver does not relish what he'll find in the grimy seaside town of Rothport, where once the ancient wood extended before it was drowned beneath the sea--a missing girl, a monster on the loose, or, worst of all, Tobias Finch, who loves him.

Praise for Silver in the Wood

Exquisitely crafted. . . . This fresh, evocative short novel heralds a welcome new voice in fantasy.--Publishers Weekly

Find a quiet place in a nearby wood, listen to the trees whisper, and thank the old gods and new for this beautiful little book, of which I intend to get lost in again and again.--Book Riot

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adventurous 68%
mysterious 63%
emotional 58%
hopeful 33%
dark 32%
reflective 26%
sad 12%
lighthearted 10%
funny 6%
tense 6%
relaxing 5%
challenging 4%
inspiring 4%
informative 0%


medium 58%
fast 35%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

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Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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