The Fairy Killers

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

For Fans Of

The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, Summerland by Michael Chabon, His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Book Summary

Pappaw Gentry lives in a creepy trailer out back near the woods. Supposedly, he has an underground bunker filled with survival rations, weapons, and otherworldly specimens. Nobody is allowed inside.

On summer nights he forces the boys to hunt lightning bugs and bring back as many bodies as they can, dead or alive. But when twelve-year-old Josh catches something that’s definitely not an insect, he decides to hide it.

What disaster is Pappaw preparing for? And what dark magic is he practicing?

Now, while Pappaw searches the boys’ rooms in the dead of night, Josh takes a chance to sneak into the bunker and find out once and for all what secrets lie buried his own backyard.

Discover the world of the Seaming in this dark fantasy prequel to Havenwood.


A creepy yet intriguing fantasy tale that keeps you hooked from the first to the last sentence!

The Fairy Killers (Havenwood Book 0) by Eric Slade is a fun yet creepy tale of a family in the woods that catch lightening bugs, and seem quite serious about it. Pappaw Gentry is the creepiest guy and he has a secret trailer that is forbidden and enforces this rule with severe physical punishment. But it is not all as it seems, one of the kids finds something more than lightening bugs. A great tale that twists and turns to the end. Awesome. This is hopefully a series because I will be on this!
--Montzalee Wittmann

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About the Author

Eric Slade received an English degree from the University of Georgia during the height of the 1980s Athens, GA indie music scene — the setting for his first novel Cloudbusting.

He currently lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he often goes fairy scouting in the locations featured in his novels Havenwood and The Fairy Killers.

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