Ceinwen Langley

Scriptwriter, Game Writer, Author


For as long as anyone can remember, young women have vanished into the woods. Believing them to be weak willed and lured by demons, the zealous Mayor enforces rules to protect them: rules that render the village women submissive and silent, or face being ostracised.

Emma’s only hope of a decent life is to be married by her eighteenth birthday, but her quick mouth and low social standing make her a poor prospect. Lonely and afraid, she finds herself dreaming of the woods, and of a mysterious boy who promises freedom and acceptance if she’ll only step across the border into the trees.

With her birthday fast approaching, she has a decision to make: run away from her future, or fight for it.

Available in paperback from Amazon and Book Depository and in ebook from all ebooks retailers.

Also available on Wattpad.

I truly enjoyed this book - as in, I was laying in bed at 2am in the morning trying to finish it knowing full well that my alarm was set to go off at 4am for work, but I could not put it down!
— Amazon Review
Beautifully written and a wonderful captivating and enchanting story full of depth. An interesting concept with heart warming characters you can relate to and engage with. I couldn’t put it down. Absolutely loved it! Highly recommended.
— Goodreads Review
I really, really enjoyed this book. This is exactly what I like my YA fiction to be like!
— Goodreads Review
This is now one of my favorite books I’ve ever read. I loved it. I love that Emma solved her problems without relying on men. Her potential romantic partners never jumped in to save her and sweep her off her feet. She was the driving force. They followed her, not the other way around.
— Wattpad Review