Genre: High Fantasy/YA
Set immediately after the events of The Siren’s Lyric, Alex and Della are attacked and taken by a bandit gang. When they find themselves deep within the forests of Shalshire, they learn why it is rumored to be haunted. The witch who controls this particular stretch of forest is known as the Spider Witch, and lures the gang into a trap–a town entranced by her spell to serve as her wards.
Matthew, Alex’s love, and an order or monks set out to rescue the women, but their efforts may be lost unless Alex and Della can find a way to avoid entrancement–and stay alive.
Notes: I have started writing this novel–have about 20K words, in fact–but it’s really rough, much like the pitch. I mostly started this as an exercise. I’m not sure they’ll be room for a sequel after The Siren’s Lyric, though there’s a strong potential for one, I think.