The storm has broken across the Mortal Realms, and war rages. In Ghyran, the verdant Realm of Life, the corrupting power of Nurgle, the Chaos god of decay, has taken root, and the Sylvaneth, forest-spirit defenders of the realm, fight desperately to defend their way of life. Yet not all of their kind are perfectly aligned in their desires. After a brutal battle against Nurgle's Rotbringers, Nellas the Harvester, Branchwych and almost the last survivor of her house, takes the lifeseeds of her fallen kin back to begin the long and arduous task of restoring her people. But she is injured, and an encounter with Spite-Revenants, twisted Sylvaneth outcasts, leaves her future – and that of her house – uncertain.
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It's an elegant and elegiac tale showing the Sylvaneth through their own eyes, not through the eyes of their allies or enemies, and it gets to the heart(wood) of what makes these forest-dwelling warriors so fascinating.