The Goblin's Daughter

the forest beckons

the Shadow watches

Ten-year-old Nolin doesn’t know why her mother is terrified of the forest surrounding their town—only that it has something to do with her, and a night long ago when baby Nolin was discovered in her crib with the window open and her jumper streaked with dirt.

Nolin struggles to gain the love of her crazed mother, all while grappling with school bullies, recurring dreams of a twisted, ancient tree, and the perpetual feeling that she’s being watched by a dark presence in the surrounding woods.

Ten years after a mental breakdown, Nolin returns to her hometown and her mother to put old demons to rest. When Nolin stumbles across disturbing details of her mother’s past, she ventures deeper into the mystery of her own identity, the related causes of her mother’s illness, and learns of violent, ancient creatures who live in the woods.

With her mother ailing, Nolin must decide where she belongs: in the human world with her mother and the childhood friend she’s fallen in love with, or in the dark, twisted forest; all under the watchful eye of a shadow who lurks on the edges of their lives…

“M. K. Sawyer immerses you in a world mystery, intrigue, and wild untamed darkness that will keep you guessing until the very end.”

-J. Kowallis, author of The Enertia Trials series and Hexen’s Cross Tweet

“I can honestly say that this is the best YA/NA fantasy I’ve read in a quite a while.”

-Suzanne Johnson, author of the award-winning Sentinels of New Orleans and Penton Legacy series (as Susannah Sandlin) Tweet