A.'s Reviews > Silver in the Wood

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
19929606
's review

it was amazing
bookshelves: fairytales, fairy-stories, fantasy, folklore, novella

I was recommended Silver in the Wood on Likewise when I asked for short books to read. This is quite a short book - I read it in less than two days via Scribd, and on my phone no less.

Silver in the Wood is a retelling of the Green Man folklore, featuring also fairy lore and all other forest and tree aspects of European folklore. Mr. Tobias Finch, the Green Man figure himself, meets the young and inquisitive Henry Silver, and the two form a bond as Mr. Finch seeks to protect him from the wood at Greenhallow. But when Spring arrives, Tobias is afraid for Silver, truly his love, because the Spring and Summer mean the arrival of Tobias' old flame and the Lord of Summer himself, Fabian Rafela.

The Green Man is one of my favorite pieces of folklore, and Emily Tesh writes about it so well in this folkloric romance. She gives each character so much depth, even when they aren't connected to the living wood of Greenhallow. My favorite character has to be Mrs. Silver, Henry's mother, who is spunky, strong, wise, and inquisitive of the folklore that surrounds her. More than that, though, she becomes Tobias' friend (if anyone was looking for found-family tropes, this is it!).

Also, I must say, it is a fabulous mlm romance.

This novella has what Weird Woods lacked in its storytelling. I cannot wait to read the sequel to this novella, as well as Tesh's other works of fiction.

I recommend Silver in the Wood to all who seek the oldness and ancient parts of the world, which, in folklore, lie deep in the tales of the forests.
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Silver in the Wood.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

January 5, 2021 – Shelved
January 5, 2021 – Shelved as: to-read
Started Reading
January 15, 2021 – Shelved as: fairytales
January 15, 2021 – Shelved as: fairy-stories
January 15, 2021 – Shelved as: fantasy
January 15, 2021 – Shelved as: folklore
January 15, 2021 – Shelved as: novella
January 15, 2021 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.