A missing girl. A Faerie game. An abandoned baby.
Once upon a time, Alison Watts made a promise. She’s been waiting for the right moment to tell her daughter, but when she falls ill, her time runs out.
How do you tell a secret that no-one will believe?
The Changeling Tree is the first magical instalment in the real-world fantasy Changeling Tree series. If you like tangled time-lines, Faerie bargains and family sagas, you’ll love Frances Evelyn’s intriguing story.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I loved stories about fairies as a child and the darker traditional faerie stories appealed even more as I grew up, so I wanted to write my own. When humans are abducted in these stories, they return years later, though the faerie can also arrive for significant occasions, so the faerie must have a different relationship with time. They also love playing games. The humans in my story are caught up in a faerie game that casts them adrift in time.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The Faerie characters are shaped by their competitiveness and their inability to understand time or cause and effect. Over the course of the series, some of them do develop these abilities, largely through the time they spend in the human world.
The human characters, Rose, Margaret and Alison developed as the story did — I didn't know how they were going to be as individuals until I'd put them into the situations and relationships that would shape them.
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Frances Evelyn lives in Rutland, England’s smallest county, with her husband, two sons who are (for the moment) too old for stories and magic, and a cockerpoo to protect her from shadows. Frances writes contemporary real-world fantasy for readers who like to think and feel.