The Lerewood

The Lerewood

by Andrea Churchill

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Legends speak of a place called Lerewood, an isolated little village set in the middle of an immeasurable, ghostly wood. The townspeople suffer from severe poverty and filth, living more like savage animals than a cultured civilization. However, despite the town's inhuman conditions, the townspeople never seem to die from disease or starvation, and their numbers only seem to grow with each generation. No one knows the truth of how Lerewood came to be, but many secrets seem to revolve around an ancient, legendary creature that lives in the surrounding forest. They say she'll hunt anyone who dares trespass onto her land; those who enter the forest never come back.

One middle aged man, Uallas, depressed and tired of abuse from his monstrous wife, decides to commit suicide by entering the wood. But when he steps foot into the mythical dark forest, Uallas finds that everything he ever knew about the town, and himself, were lies. These new discoveries only lead to more questions, where the truth can only be found in the mysterious, undiscovered world.

The Lerewood introduces the topics of natural evil, identity, and judgment, all while moving the reader with detailed personification. It is a tale of darkness, and will appeal to many readers with its rich, moody descriptions of the eerie, mythological forest.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151538367
Publisher: Kellan Publishing
Publication date: 06/21/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 214 KB

About the Author

Andrea Churchill has been writing short stories since 2008. She began with fan fictions of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Kim Possible. Besides creating stories she occupies herself with reading and making crafts such as weaving, mosaics, and designing Barbie dolls. She studied a semester at Sarah Lawrence College for creative writing and is currently a resident of Long Island, New York. This is her first novel.

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The Lerewood 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lkfae More than 1 year ago
Andrea Churchill does a great job setting the mood of her story. Readers feel the desperation of the town and its people as they struggle day to day to survive. Their town is cut off from any other civilization because of an ingrained belief of a creature, Ilere that lives in the forest surrounding the town. The people of the town see Ilere as an evil monster whose goal is to kill anyone who ventures into the woods. Churchill’s main character, Uallas has lost his reason to live and journeys into the Lerewood forest with the hopes of being killed by the creature. But Uallas soon learns that the creature is not evil at all. Ilere’s reason for existence is to stop the malignancy of the town from spreading to other towns. I particularly like the way Churchill assigns characteristics to both Ilere and the mayor of the town to demonstrate the differences. For instance, Ilere observes the town’s people to learn their language in hopes of communication while the mayor observes the people to understand how he can use them to get what he wants. I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading something else from this author.
kammpberg More than 1 year ago
It is very rare when an author creates a unique concept and story. Andrea Churchill has reinvented the age old conflict between man and nature, good vs evil. She has created what may become a timeless fable with interesting twists and turn that makes you think and contemplate while enjoying the story which reads at a brisk pace. She is a serious talent... with her physical beauty, tremendous command of the english language and excellent writing style, as well as her limitless imagination, I look forward to her next book and rise to the top in the fantasy, sci-fi genre.