Trapped in a phantom forest filled with deadly creatures of the cold, Owen son of Tadwyn leads Lucambra’s royal family into a forbidden faery kingdom. Sentenced to death for unwittingly destroying the hallowed Glynnspire Cave, Owen and his companions become the Spirewalker of Feirian’s unwilling guests. As the long-awaited “”shepherd’s son,”” Owen is called upon to lay down his life to save his friends, restore the faery realm and revive lost souls. He is not alone, for a faithful ally in feathered guise will follow him to his appointed doom. “”The Downs”” is a touching tale of sacrificial devotion and valor woven into a rich retelling of ancient legend. This is the fifth book in the “”King of the Trees”” fantasy series. Seven titles have been published to date. All the titles feature a glossary and pronunciation guide at the back for easier reading and/or reading aloud. This series is ideal for both pre-teens and teens (ages 8 and up, male or female), including young adults and adults. These books do not contain objectionable scenes or language, and appeal to those who enjoy other classics.