The Fable of Wren
"There are wonders and terrors out there you can't yet imagine, and people out there you don't yet know are family."
I don't mix well with people; I prefer the birds. I spend my time trying to find the Trickster—a finch treasured by the locals. My smart mouth, brash behavior, and being non-binary in this secluded southern town keep me on the periphery of Spastoke's society. Fine by me. All I need are the birds and my uncle Jeremy.
Until he dies, and I can't do anything to stop it. I want to withdraw from the town into the comfort of birdwatching and forget everything. Instead, Adrian Turney, my uncle's friend and mentor, is found dead in the woods. My only hope of unravelling the truth is Jethro; a chatty newcomer that appears earnest, but can I trust him?
When my uncle appears to me in my dreams, I quickly learn what started as a search for answers is so much more: a journey into the town's shady past to uncover a danger in the woods lost to time. Along the way, I might discover I'm not alone as I thought.
"...Not only is it a cleverly written mystery with gripping twists and turns and compelling characters, it's also full of heart. Reading this book feels like having someone wrap a warm blanket around your shoulders and tell you that everything will be all right." -Rita A. Rubin, Author of Amulet of Wishes