The Wicked Tree


Coming in October 2019 from Month9Books


Magicked in place by a long-ago patriarch, it has waited centuries to lure a descendant into its trap.

After eleven-year-old Tav’s first trip into the forbidden woods on his great grandmother's estate, he begins to have strange dreams about a supernatural tree. The dreams start out pleasant, but soon grow dark and menacing. On a dare, Tav ventures further into the woods with his new friend Harper, and they meet a mysterious, mute boy named Edward who lives in a decrepit cabin there. Though he’s unable to communicate where he came from or why he lives alone, in clear distress he scrawls two words: Wicked Tree.

In a search for answers, Tav and Harper find antique photo albums, ancient diaries, and a secret laboratory. They piece together the Kreet family history, and discover a curse that’s been waiting generations for an heir. Tav’s dreams grow more ominous, and he realizes time is running short. To save himself and his friends, Tav must go to the heart of the woods, find the Wicked Tree, and confront an evil magic before it consumes him completely.