Silver in the Wood
"A true story of the woods, of the fae, and of the heart. Deep and green and wonderful.”—New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik
There is a Wild Man who lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow, and he listens to the wood. Tobias, tethered to the forest, does not dwell on his past life, but he lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his cat, and his dryads.
When Greenhollow Hall acquirdryads.Whenwonderful.”—New ...more
Pratchett's…morenot sure if it's fantasy really but this book reminded me a lot of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight so it might be a good place to start.
Pratchett's Discworld Witches books have a similar feel to it at times, I'm thinking especially of Lords and Ladies, which you can read on its own or after Wyrd Sisters.(less)
Silver in the Wood reads like a forest fairytale. It could be seen like a loose m/m retelling of the Green Man myths, so it's fitting that this is a story about rebirth and reawakening, not only of nature after spring but of people after toxic relationships.
It's a quiet, slow story, and if at first I thought that the pacing was odd - things happen too quickly, but the book is still slow? - I realized that in a way it was a reflection of how the main character, who is part of the wood, experienced/>Silver ...more
This was such a gorgeous little volume. I fell in love with Tesh's descriptions of Greenhollow, and Tobias. It's lush and vibrant. It's a spell that is woven around you slowly, bring you into the deep dark green.
The relationship between Tobias and Silver lovely to watch unfold. It's a sub ...more
Silver in the Wood is a charming novella, filled with beautiful prose and imagery. It's a sweet, quick read and leaves you feeling happy. The characterization was done exceptionally well. You can really feel the vibes of the characters and connect with them. I think this is the only book I have ever read in which kindness is truly felt, and it gives you insight into what it means to be genuine and selfless.
in this house, we stan TWO (2) idiot morons: tobias “i’m a very, very, very tired homosexual and i just wish to rest” finch and henry “oh wow! so convenient how there’s only one bed!! have i mentioned that my resume reads ‘certified monster-fucker’? lol i love tropes!!!!!!” silver. (LEGENDS ONLY.)
this book is EVERYTHING i love about myth and faery and the power of story mixed ...more
*I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.*
I liked certain elements of this novella, but others just didn’t work for me.
I think this was just too short for anything to be very developed or for me to feel any connection to or between the characters. It’s not that novellas can’t be good, just that maybe this particular idea needed a longer book. The main character (Tobias) didn’t have much personality, the two characters/>
The story revolves around the mysterious Tobias Finch, a giant who has lived in a cottage in the woods of Greenhallow...for several centuries. His companions are a cat named Pearl, and an overprotective dryad called Br ...more
In the end, a good story but there were things th ...more
Rep: gay mcs
Galley provided by publisher
If you’re like me, sometimes you just don’t have the patience to read a full length novel. Sometimes, all you want to do is read novellas because you can get through them quicker when your concentration is shot. So, really, Silver in the Wood was the perfect story.
It’s about Tobias, a man who lives on the edge of the wood. He isn’t an ordinary man – he knows dryads and keeps the people of the village safe when he needs to. And then one day/>Galley ...more
This is the story of Tobias and Henry. Basically Henry Silver wanders through the forest and accidentally walks near Tobias’s cottage. Thanks to magic and such Henry doesn’t notice a thing until Tobias calls out to him and lets him in. From there the two f them grow closer and closer, but there’s also something dark in this forest. Something they both are going to have to deal with.
This is a novella/short story- checking in at 112 pages.
gay and fae; old forests, forgotten gods
There were a lot of things I liked about this novella.
As somebody who spent most of the childhood hours in woods I'm always fascinated by this subject. It could have been even more wood description/interaction for my taste.
I very much like the length. There is no need for novel length narrations for a theme like this.
The incorporation of folklore also was well done. Especially old forests just cry for deeper mysteries.
And I lov ...more
I'm not entirely sure what to say about Silver in the Wood. I liked it but I also felt like I was missing something. . . but also not? It was a weird feeling.
Novellas aren't usually what I go for when it comes to reading material but I liked the dark fairy tale vibe I got from the synopsis for this one and decided to give it a try! It's a quick read, probably took me no more thanabout Silver
This book is marketed as a romance and it is -- to a certain extent. But unfortunately the love interests don't interact for much of the book, and even when they do, its quick encounters. I guess because Silver in the Wood is a novella, they had to get on ...more
The rare perfect glass of water and reading Silver in the Wood are two very similar experiences. This novella is just so easy to read. The prose is effortless, but that special kind of ...more
What a cute, endearing and eerie story!! I enjoyed it a lot!! My review will be up soon! :)
The people over at Tor.com were so kind to send me a copy of this lovely book! A sincere thank you to them!! I will be finishing it off tomorrow and writing up my review for Youtube this week! :D
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