Season of Madness
by Prix Gautney
|A BRUTAL PLAGUE CREATURES call “The Madness” ravages the countryside, and the infected are starting to cross Evershade’s borders. The Walnut Keepers have their own troubles, however—the king has fallen ill with the fever, and the sickness is spreading throughout the community. Last season’s drought robbed them of the herbs needed to treat the fever, and if they can’t find alternatives, the illness will take the Keepers’ lives long before the plague does.
When one of their own is bitten by an infected squirrel, things take an even nastier turn. The infected are now wandering into Evershade in droves, searching for easy prey. While the Keepers try to save their fallen friend, Roan, Evershade’s imposing Watcher, must find a way to cure the sickness and protect their home from the swarm of infected who are bent on hunting them. And the only way to do it is to hunt the infected themselves.
But will the community of peaceful woodland creatures take up the spear once again to protect their beloved home, or will they cast their fate to the stars and let the Madness take them once and for all?
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Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-63373-421-0
Mass Media Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63373-422-7
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-63373-423-4
|“Reminiscent of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, the endearing creatures who populate Evershade will take you into their world…and wiggle their way into your heart. Endowing her characters with strength and quiet courage, newcomer Prix Gautney weaves an unforgettable tale for readers of all ages” –KD McCrite, The Confessions of April Grace
I am currently under contract for nine books, including the remaining four books in the Evershade series, as well as a western and three picture books. When I pitched “Season of Crows” to my publisher at the Ozark Creative Writers conference in 2015, I threatened to vomit on him. He ended up asking for the first three chapters, and within a few weeks, I had a contract for six novels. When in doubt, threaten them with puke! 😉
I live on a small farm in southern Missouri with my two amazing and mildly insane children. Actually, I may be the one who is insane… I enjoy writing Middle Grade/Young Adult Fantasy, but I also love to write picture books. Every story is written longhand in spiral bound notebooks, and I later type them into my computer. I prefer the flow of the pen over the click of the keys and the mild onslaught of radiation from my laptop any day.
Only death will keep me from writing, which will probably happen if I trip and fall and ultimately get pecked to death by our chickens…