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The Whispering Trees

2, The Thickety

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Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, book two in the acclaimed Thickety series is the story of a good witch, a bad witch, and a forest demon, trapped together in a world that is both enchanting and dangerous.

After Kara Westfall's village turns on her for practicing witchcraft, she and her brother, Taff, flee to the one place they know they won't be followed: the Thickety. Only this time Kara is magicless without her grimoire and Sordyr, the forest demon, is intent on keeping them there. Kara and Taff will meet other inhabitants of the Thickety in their search for a safe way out, including the infamous witch, Mary Kettle. But can they trust anyone—plant, creature, witch, book, or magic—to help them escape, to undo Grace's final terrible spell, and to stop Sordyr's horrible reach from spreading across the rest of the world?

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From Publishers Weekly

Jan 26, 2015 – Given the literal wild ride that ends The Thickety: A Path Begins, with nascent witch Kara Westfall and her brother escaping into the eponymous forest, it's tempting to plunge into this sequel at full speed. But fans of the previous book will be rewarded by taking the time to savor the uncanny and blighted realm Kara and Taff must now cross, pursued by the demonic Sordyr and aided by legendary witch Mary Kettle. Among the perils they face are the Draye'varg (a plain of stone that creates murderous simulacra from those that cross it); darkeaters, which kill by consuming shadows; and Imogen, a tentacled creature that feeds on the emotions of false memories. Their one chance of defeating Sordyr may lie in allying themselves with the adversary who bound him to the Thickety in the first place. With a plot that coils like a tangle of brambles and an ending that, while more predicable, is no less twisty than that of its predecessor, this sequel will keep readers invested in Kara and Taff's adventures in this dangerous and imaginative world. Ages 8 12. Author's agent: Alexandra Machinist, Janklow & Nesbit.

Customer Reviews

Book critics

I think that this book is intriguing, interesting and suspenseful. It has a lot of character. I would suggest reading the first book The Thickety; a path begins in order to make the new book easier to comprehend.

Best book ever!!!!!!!

I love the thickety books and the end of this one amazed this is my favorite book series ever. These books have a lot of suspense and I could not put it down. I hope he writes a third one because these are amazing I defiantly suggest getting it.

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The Whispering Trees
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  • $6.99
  • Level: Fifth Grade
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Mar 10, 2015
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
  • Print Length: 544 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: 2, The Thickety
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