One boy. One prophecy. One choice. George is young, impaired, and completely alone. He is responsible for the death of his parents and the reason why one inquisitive Faun needs to protect him. Maliciously treated by his stepfather, George wears the scars of his torment across his back. He cannot escape his stepfather, and he has all but given up hope of ever doing so. But when he peers through the window of his stepfather’s shack one night, he sees something strange: an earless creature in the middle of the street. Intrigued by it, George saves it from the road, and the next thing he knows, he’s in the middle of nowhere. Before he can enjoy his freedom, however, George is forced into a fiendish forest where he crosses paths with a Witch, Tamsin, and witnesses the callousness of nature as it turns on them. Evading death, George and Tamsin are saved by Thumbalas, a Faun, who identifies George as the Dryatrix: a prophesied force said to be the saviour or destroyer of the natural world.