The Hunter – eBook & Printable Art
The rangers of Grimwood stake their pride as providers and protectors of their realm on their ability to hunt within the Darkwood, avoiding its dangers and seeking their prey with determination.
When Sadie delves deeper into the Darkwood than she should, she discovers a fearsome secret that challenges everything she thought she knew about hunters and prey.
As she experiences first hand the ethereal horrors of the deep forest, she realises that in striving for her highest ideals, she has created her own worst nightmare.
Now she must choose between her greatest ambition and the siren song of a new calling…
The Hunter is the first story in my tea tale series, The Ghosts of Grimwood. If you’re familiar with my ongoing novel, Marmalade’s Love Potion (free to read online!), you will recognise the magical, mysterious places of Grimwood Village and the Darkwood.
In this series of teatime tales, you’ll get to explore the eerie lore and spectral histories of this magical world. These tales are short and spooky slices of companion lore, also serving as perfect standalone stories for your teatime daydreams!
The Hunter eBook is accompanied by a digital illustration titled Anatomy Of Spirits, depicting the spectral nature of the creatures residing within the Darkwood.
“Sadie’s journey is the best blend of compelling and inevitable. It’s entrancing. The wonders she finds as she ranges deeper into the ancient woods are vivid and chilling. The touches of pathos, levity, and sensory stimulus elevate this tightly crafted story to an instantly re-readable favourite.
As a fan of your serial novel set in this same universe, and the snippets from your evocative tea tales, I’m so very pleased with this short-story sized addition to your tales from Edenwood Valley. Learning the history of a Grimwood mythical figure in an hour’s read makes me even more invested in the lore and characters unfolding. I can’t wait to read about more Grimwood Ghosts!”
Sadie had never ventured this deep into the heart of the Darkwood. She wasn’t truly supposed to hunt this far. Her fellow rangers gladly hunted within their designations, tracking prey closer to home where the forest was lighter, less oppressive.
Standing amongst the towering trees, feeling unwelcome in this alien world of glowing corals and rippling roots, Sadie understood why.
Here the trees were ancient and creaking. The canopy twisted overhead in serpentine knots, the sky invisible beyond the silvern leaves.
The violet glow of crinklecap mushrooms illuminated the rough bark of the trees they barnacled, casting eerie undulations of light across the underbrush.
Included In Your Purchase
This product is a digital download. No physical item will be shipped. After purchase, you will receive instant delivery of a link to download the following files:
- 1 x PDF eBook 51 A5 pages (~8,000 words)
- 1 x high resolution JPEG 300 DPI | RGB | 4000px x 6000px
- 1 x text file containing download details
How To Download
You will receive a Google Drive link, which will contain your downloadable files. You may download the whole folder, or files individually to your device.
You may print the artwork and/or eBook, or otherwise experience them digitally by reading on your device or saving the image as a digital wall paper. Please note: colours may appear darker when printed compared to digital art viewed on screen.
These materials are subject to copyright, and are for your personal use and enjoyment. Please do not distribute or sell 💛
The Hunter tea tale and Anatomy Of Spirits printable download are also available as posts on my Patreon, where I post monthly stories and companion art, in addition to bonus lore and story polls where Patrons can vote on story ideas! Patrons also gain access to all past posts which belong to a Patron’s chosen support tier. Visit Patreon