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Length: 248 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Age Category: Young Adult
Date Published: 04 October 2022
There has been a string of disappearances in the Triumvir of Corundum. Someone is stealing royal children, and Thedra's childhood sweetheart Dette, the princess of a neighboring kingdom, is the latest to go missing.
When Thedra suspects the sorcerer she blames for her mother's death is behind Dette's disappearance, she refuses to let him harm anyone else. She sets out with the help of a dashing soldier and a secretive servant girl to find and rescue Dette before it's too late.
Thedra would do anything to stop the disappearances and save her friend--even cross a cursed forest that brings her nightmares to life. But one of her companions is hiding something, and the forest seems to want her dead. To defeat the sorcerer’s twisted magic, she must face her worst fears and risk losing what she wants most: the freedom to love who she chooses. Author Bio Lauri Starling writes historical romance with LGBTQ+ rep under the pen name L.S. Young. Poison Forest is her first published young adult fantasy. She lives in Central Florida and loves to garden, read, and spend time with chosen family. She is an outspoken member of the neurodiverse and ex-evangelical communities.