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The Winter King: Book Two of Wintervale, sequel to The Crow King, will be released on February 6, 2021! Preorder today!

Woodscourt Books

Where Magic Thrives

Welcome Traveler,

You’ve entered a treasure trove of one fantasy-hording author and her visions of fantastical worlds. Here you may discover dragon lairs, secret covens, airborne ships, hidden vales where fae creatures dwell, and among these, heroes rising to meet impossible odds!

The Crow King, first book of my High Fantasy Wintervale duology was released on September 1st, 2020 and is available to buy on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Kobo, and more. The sequel will also be released in the coming months. You can read a prequel short story for free by clicking on the green button above!

In a lighter vein, you’ll find the first book in my YA Fantasy Paradise SeriesA Liar in Paradise – is a quirky journey akin to Alice in Wonderland with a humorous bent. It launched in 2020, followed closely by the second book, Key of Paradise, and more books will appear going forward.

Tread lightly now, lest you wake a fire-breathing beastie…

Kindest regards,
M. H. Woodscourt

Preorder The Winter King: Book 2 of Wintervale

Magic is waking. War has begun. Down with the king.

Fifteen months ago, Gwyn discovered he’s the rightful king of Simaerin, last of the ancient line of Wintervale. Now he leads an army against the tyrannical Crow King.

But first, Gwyn and his ragged army of tradesmen, peasants, and escaped slaves must brave the cruel winter months without proper supplies or shelter while trying to rescue the residents of a port city sentenced to death and avoid the menacing mercenary forces of Hesh-Kasal. On top of that, Gwyn has to balance politics among his generals, defend against a dragon assault, and seize a keep filled with vile magic and a terrible history. Confronted with true loyalty and bitter betrayal in turns, Gwyn wrestles against his own doubts to find the line between trust and wisdom.

As the death toll rises, and Gwyn struggles with the horrors and sacrifices of war, he comes to understand why the Crow King has fallen, and now Gwyn must face the same path and the same choice.

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What Readers Are Saying

The characters come to life under the author’s guidance. The settings are vivid, places I would love to see outside of my imagination.

Gwyn’s journey was filled with struggle and reward. There were exciting twists and turns along the way, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next for all of these characters.

Mandi Oyster

ARC Reader of The Crow King

I haven’t read a book with classically EVIL witches since Dahl. I didn’t know how good it could be. And the ending was amazing!

R. K. Goff

Reader of October Cove

A comical fantasy with a serious edge that leaves me loving the characters and wanting to know more. It takes clichés and turns them on their heads, but also cleverly plays into a few of them in a satisfying way.

Laura Barton

ARC Reader of the Paradise series


The Crow King Reviews

Bravery cannot be proved in the absence of fear. Be stalwart and know your cause.
--THE CROW KING

I warmly welcome you, dear reader, to my little niche in the wide web. I’m deeply driven, with a wild imagination that haunts me sleeping and waking. It is my passion. My vision. My world. And I want to share it with anyone who loves a good fiction novel as much as I do, where heroes fight against overwhelming odds, not because they can win – but because they must try.

Through 20+ years of crafting stories, I’ve completed more than fourteen novels and written over a million accumulative words. I will never stop.

If you would like to join my journey, please consider becoming a patron to support my efforts. In return, patrons receive access to exclusive manuscripts, WIPs, behind-the-scenes videos, illustrations and backstories, author readings, and the opportunity to help with book titles, character arcs, and endings.

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M. H. Woodscourt

Author, Artist, Dreamer

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