Terror Stalks the King’s Woods ...
From acclaimed author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (writing as Trystam Kith) comes the first book in the Trouble in the Forest duology, a medieval fantasy that turns all too quickly to terror. Deep in the forest, trouble is brewing. No one is safe in the thick, dark forest—no peasant, monk, minstrel, merchant, traveler, forester, or King's man may go into the forest without taking his life and his soul in his hands. Those who dare the deep green are found dead soon after, or worse–disappear.
Only former Crusader Hugh deSteny is prepared to lead the fight against the bloodthirsty denizens of the forest, and he knows that the enemy he faces could damn him eternally if he loses the battle. Armed with precious knowledge, deSteny must undertake the fight of his life to preserve the forest and all who live within it from certain catastrophe - and a fearsome enemy the likes of which none save him have ever faced before.
Fact vs. Legend:
FACT: Richard Lionheart bankrupted England twice in his thirteen year reign.
FACT: Prince John was left with the job of bailing England out of his brother’s profligacy the only way he could—by raising taxes.
FACT: Prince John possessed over 300 books and had read them all.
FACT: Unlike the Norman rulers before him, or the next four to come after, Prince John actually spoke the language of the common English people, as well as French, Latin, Greek, and Roman Vulgate (early Italian).
FACT: There were outlaw bands all over England.
The rest is myth, legend, speculation,
fictional devices, and outright lies.