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Spirit Creek flows through woods and into the Savannah River near Augusta, Georgia. What secrets lie hidden in that forest? The Dwarf colony sends Har the Tower to investigate.
From African-American folklore comes John de Conquer, who brings comfort to the suffering and hope to the enslaved. Among his magical gifts are the jalap root and the trillium flower.
The picturesque Black Forest of southwestern Germany helped inspire the Brothers Grimm to begin their collection of fairy tales. In Forest Folk, it is also the home of a powerful Elf nation.
Another mystical plant is Chewing John, a bulbous root related to ginger. It’s used both to soothe an upset stomach and to produce a favorable ruling if you have to go to court.
It was in 1811 that, according to eyewitnesses, warriors on flying horses battled to the death over the trees surrounding Chimney Rock. It wasn’t the first fairy sighting there.
Bell can stand it no longer. Determined to walk, not run, to freedom, she makes her way for many miles along a woodland road, her precious infant clutched in her arms and a prayer on her lips.
Although depictions of Johnny Appleseed’s life are often accompanied by pictures of big red apples, the truth is that the products of his labor were mostly used for making alcohol.
Author of The Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser did much to establish fantasy as legitimate literature. His line “gather the rose of love whilst yet is time” plays a role in Forest Folk.
On the campus of NC’s Guilford College stands a 300-year-old poplar in a forest where early abolitionists gave shelter to the oppressed and helped guide many of them to freedom.
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