The Glass Casket
Templeman switches gears from her contemporary debut, The Little Woods (2012), with a suspenseful fantasy involving witches, magic, and monsters. Rowan Rose’s hometown of Nag's End was once a tranquil place, but now things have changed and it becomes hard to ignore the strange goings-on. Five royal guards are mysteriously massacred in the forest and Fiona, Rowan's cousin that she never knew she had, arrives for a visit. What’s more, there’s a hungry monster living in the woods ripping people to pieces and its appetite is insatiable!