Publication date is September 28th. Pre-orders are open via the links below. If you will be at FantasyCon you can order paper editions for pick-up there.
A while back, Daniel Mackmain’s life took an unexpected turn. Now the Green Man expects him to resolve clashes between those dwelling unseen in wild places and the ordinary people who have no idea what’s out there. Dan’s father is human and his mother’s a dryad, so he sees what’s happening in both these worlds.
Once upon a time, giants walked this land. So says everyone from Geoffrey of Monmouth to William Blake. This ancient threat is stirring in the Wiltshire twilight, up on the chalk downs. Can Dan meet this new challenge when he can only find half-forgotten fairy tales to guide him? Will the other local supernatural inhabitants see him – or the giant – as friend or foe?
A modern fantasy rooted in the ancient myths and folklore of the British Isles.
The book also features a bonus short story starring Dan’s boss, Eleanor Beauchene.
“Wowee! That was one hell of a ride. A fantastic ride, both the main tale and the bonus short story at the end.” — Pers at Goodreads
“It is also a delight to read a novel written by someone who knows her genre so well and works at finding different ways to exploit its tropes. The threat in The Green Man’s Challenge is a giant: the hero doesn’t have the strength to match the foe, so other ways must be found, ancient knowledge must be discovered again. By doing so, McKenna consciously subverts the expectations of a certain kind of fantasy: no lone hero, no unbelievable physical prowesses, no amazing powers (political or supernatural).” — The Middle Shelf
“Ms McKenna has a glorious sense of place” — Jacey Bedford