Willa of the Wood - Author Robert Beatty

Willa comes from an ancient race called the Faeran, who live deep in the forests of the Great Smoky Mountains.

She’s been taught that the white-skinned homesteaders are evil, murderers of her beloved trees, but when terrifying new forces attack the forest, her eyes— and her heart—begin to open...More Book 4

#1 New York Times Best Seller
“A moving, atmospheric journey of hope.”
- Kirkus Reviews
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Recommended Title
Amazon "Best Books of the Month” (July 2018)
Barnes & Noble "Top Read” (July 2018)
Amazon #1 Best Seller in its category for Action-Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery, and Literature & Fiction
Barnes & Noble “Best New Fantasy for Young Readers”
“I was unprepared for the flat-out gorgeousness of Willa of the Wood." —All About the Book
USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Indies, and Wall Street Journal Best Seller
Recommended by Brightly.com as a fast-paced dark fantasy with a strong environmental theme.
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"Once again, Robert Beatty provides a roller coaster ride of happiness, joy, grief, betrayal, and heartbreak. I'm so very excited to add Willa of the Wood to my classroom.”

"Once again, Robert Beatty provides a roller coaster ride of happiness, joy, grief, betrayal, and heartbreak. I'm so very excited to add Willa of the Wood to my classroom.”

"Once again, Robert Beatty provides a roller coaster ride of happiness, joy, grief, betrayal, and heartbreak. I'm so very excited to add Willa of the Wood to my classroom.”

“Filled with gorgeous imagery, mystery, adventure, and girl power.”

“Filled with gorgeous imagery, mystery, adventure, and girl power.”

“Filled with gorgeous imagery, mystery, adventure, and girl power.”

"As much as I love Serafina, I love Willa even more!”

"As much as I love Serafina, I love Willa even more!”

"As much as I love Serafina, I love Willa even more!”

"Willa of the Wood is a book for people of all ages.”

"Willa of the Wood is a book for people of all ages.”

"Willa of the Wood is a book for people of all ages.”

"Willa of the Wood isn’t just one of the best books I have ever read, but one of the most meaningful.”

"Willa of the Wood isn’t just one of the best books I have ever read, but one of the most meaningful.”

"Willa of the Wood isn’t just one of the best books I have ever read, but one of the most meaningful.”

“I adored Willa. She was such a strong female character who stood up for what she believed in.”

“I adored Willa. She was such a strong female character who stood up for what she believed in.”

“I adored Willa. She was such a strong female character who stood up for what she believed in.”

"I am seventy nine years old and have read hundreds of books but none have brought tears to my eyes like this one, not from sadness but from love.”

"I am seventy nine years old and have read hundreds of books but none have brought tears to my eyes like this one, not from sadness but from love.”

"I am seventy nine years old and have read hundreds of books but none have brought tears to my eyes like this one, not from sadness but from love.”

“There are very few books like this one that leave your children pounding the table begging for you to continue reading.”

“There are very few books like this one that leave your children pounding the table begging for you to continue reading.”

“There are very few books like this one that leave your children pounding the table begging for you to continue reading.”

“There is such a sweetness and innocence in Willa that touched me and brought tears to my eyes.”

“There is such a sweetness and innocence in Willa that touched me and brought tears to my eyes.”

“There is such a sweetness and innocence in Willa that touched me and brought tears to my eyes.”

“When was the last last time you were completely entranced by a book, when you lose track of time, when you forget you are reading and instead feel like you are one of the characters, when you simply cannot put the book down?”

“When was the last last time you were completely entranced by a book, when you lose track of time, when you forget you are reading and instead feel like you are one of the characters, when you simply cannot put the book down?”

“When was the last last time you were completely entranced by a book, when you lose track of time, when you forget you are reading and instead feel like you are one of the characters, when you simply cannot put the book down?”

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  • Willa of the Wood

    From Robert Beatty, the author of the award-winning Serafina books, comes a thrilling new #1 New York Times bestselling series for adults and young readers (8+). Set in 1900 in the Great Smoky Mountains, it’s the story of an orphaned girl–gentle of heart, but brimming with the ancient forest powers of her people–who must struggle to survive in a changing world. Filled with the history, mystery, and magic of the Great Smoky Mountains, Kirkus Reviews describes WILLA OF THE WOOD as “A moving, atmospheric journey of hope.” 

    Move without a sound. Steal without a trace.

    To Willa, a young night-spirit, humans are the murderers of trees. She’s been taught to despise them and steal from them. She’s her clan’s best thief, creeping into the log cabins of the day-folk under cover of darkness and taking what they won’t miss. It’s dangerous work, but Willa will do anything to win the approval of the padaran, the charismatic leader of the Faeran people.

    When Willa’s curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in the day-folk world, she calls upon the old powers of her beloved grandmother, and the unbreakable bonds of her forest allies, to survive. Only then does she begin to discover the shocking truth: that not all of her human enemies are the same, and that the foundations of her own Faeran society are crumbling. What do you do when you realize that the society you were born and raised in is rife with evil? Do you raise your voice? Do you stand up against it?

    As forces of unfathomable destruction attack her forest home, Willa must decide who she truly is–facing deadly force with warm compassion, sinister corruption with trusted alliance, and finding a home for her longing heart.

  • Willa of the Wood

    From Robert Beatty, the author of the award-winning Serafina books, comes a thrilling new #1 New York Times bestselling series for adults and young readers (8+). Set in 1900 in the Great Smoky Mountains, it’s the story of an orphaned girl–gentle of heart, but brimming with the ancient forest powers of her people–who must struggle to survive in a changing world. Filled with the history, mystery, and magic of the Great Smoky Mountains, Kirkus Reviews describes WILLA OF THE WOOD as “A moving, atmospheric journey of hope.” 

    Move without a sound. Steal without a trace.

    To Willa, a young night-spirit, humans are the murderers of trees. She’s been taught to despise them and steal from them. She’s her clan’s best thief, creeping into the log cabins of the day-folk under cover of darkness and taking what they won’t miss. It’s dangerous work, but Willa will do anything to win the approval of the padaran, the charismatic leader of the Faeran people.

    When Willa’s curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in the day-folk world, she calls upon the old powers of her beloved grandmother, and the unbreakable bonds of her forest allies, to survive. Only then does she begin to discover the shocking truth: that not all of her human enemies are the same, and that the foundations of her own Faeran society are crumbling. What do you do when you realize that the society you were born and raised in is rife with evil? Do you raise your voice? Do you stand up against it?

    As forces of unfathomable destruction attack her forest home, Willa must decide who she truly is–facing deadly force with warm compassion, sinister corruption with trusted alliance, and finding a home for her longing heart.

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  • Willa of the Wood

    From Robert Beatty, the author of the award-winning Serafina books, comes a thrilling new #1 New York Times bestselling series for adults and young readers (8+). Set in 1900 in the Great Smoky Mountains, it’s the story of an orphaned girl–gentle of heart, but brimming with the ancient forest powers of her people–who must struggle to survive in a changing world. Filled with the history, mystery, and magic of the Great Smoky Mountains, Kirkus Reviews describes WILLA OF THE WOOD as “A moving, atmospheric journey of hope.” 

    Move without a sound. Steal without a trace.

    To Willa, a young night-spirit, humans are the murderers of trees. She’s been taught to despise them and steal from them. She’s her clan’s best thief, creeping into the log cabins of the day-folk under cover of darkness and taking what they won’t miss. It’s dangerous work, but Willa will do anything to win the approval of the padaran, the charismatic leader of the Faeran people.

    When Willa’s curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in the day-folk world, she calls upon the old powers of her beloved grandmother, and the unbreakable bonds of her forest allies, to survive. Only then does she begin to discover the shocking truth: that not all of her human enemies are the same, and that the foundations of her own Faeran society are crumbling. What do you do when you realize that the society you were born and raised in is rife with evil? Do you raise your voice? Do you stand up against it?

    As forces of unfathomable destruction attack her forest home, Willa must decide who she truly is–facing deadly force with warm compassion, sinister corruption with trusted alliance, and finding a home for her longing heart.

  • Willa of the Wood

    From Robert Beatty, the author of the award-winning Serafina books, comes a thrilling new #1 New York Times bestselling series for adults and young readers (8+). Set in 1900 in the Great Smoky Mountains, it’s the story of an orphaned girl–gentle of heart, but brimming with the ancient forest powers of her people–who must struggle to survive in a changing world. Filled with the history, mystery, and magic of the Great Smoky Mountains, Kirkus Reviews describes WILLA OF THE WOOD as “A moving, atmospheric journey of hope.” 

    Move without a sound. Steal without a trace.

    To Willa, a young night-spirit, humans are the murderers of trees. She’s been taught to despise them and steal from them. She’s her clan’s best thief, creeping into the log cabins of the day-folk under cover of darkness and taking what they won’t miss. It’s dangerous work, but Willa will do anything to win the approval of the padaran, the charismatic leader of the Faeran people.

    When Willa’s curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in the day-folk world, she calls upon the old powers of her beloved grandmother, and the unbreakable bonds of her forest allies, to survive. Only then does she begin to discover the shocking truth: that not all of her human enemies are the same, and that the foundations of her own Faeran society are crumbling. What do you do when you realize that the society you were born and raised in is rife with evil? Do you raise your voice? Do you stand up against it?

    As forces of unfathomable destruction attack her forest home, Willa must decide who she truly is–facing deadly force with warm compassion, sinister corruption with trusted alliance, and finding a home for her longing heart.

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