Hello! I'm Harriet, an English writer living in France, author of the speculative fiction Tree Magic series: Tree Magic, Tree Slayer and Tree Sacrifice. All three books are published by Impress Books in the UK and are suitable for adults and teenagers. They feature teenager Rainbow, who discovers she can communicate with trees.
Tree Magic (Book 1): A life fractured into parallel worlds. A quiet magic to accept or ignore. A decision to make.
Escape from difficult family dynamics is teenager Rainbow's desire. When she discovers a strange gift for communicating with trees, she thinks she's found her salvation. Even better, a mysterious but gentle man living in her Dorset village helps develop her powers.
But when tragedy strikes, Rainbow's life is torn apart, creating parallel worlds in the process. In one life, the vulnerable Rainbow strives to salvage her family. In the other, her alter-ego, Mary, flees her past. Over the next few years the two versions of Rainbow follow very different lives. The source of their grief, however, is the same - a confession buried deep within their memories.
Could France offer more than a mere escape? As the two worlds draw closer and memories resurface, Rainbow and Mary's futures must be determined. Can they receive the healing they need? Or will the renewed pain be too much to bear? Only by risking their lives will they know.
"Remember the feeling you had when you discovered the Harry Potter books for the very first time? I experienced a similar magical feeling when I entered Rainbow’s world." Booky Charm
Tree Slayer (Book 2): A horrific gale. A mysterious quest. The most important tree in France to save.
Nine months after the events of Tree Magic, Rainbow is struggling to come to terms with how she's changed. Her bond with trees has grown and she's found a way to work with them. But Amrita's warnings about a Tree Slayer are gaining strength and Rainbow can no longer ignore them.
To protect France's woodland, she'll need to save the One Tree, although its whereabouts remains a mystery. To find it, Rainbow will have to leave everything she knows and loves. It will be her greatest challenge yet - but she cannot succeed alone. She'll have to enlist the help of Eole, an enigmatic scientist and sceptic.
Rainbow's journey through mountains and forests will increase her understanding of the tree world and of herself. But her life is at risk. Does she have what it takes to face the Tree Slayer? And can she trust Eole, who has powers of his own?
"I recommend both books Tree Magic and Tree Slayer as you won’t find anything quite like this kind of unusual magic anywhere other than from the perfect imagination of Harriet Springbett." BookRead2Day
Published on 28 Sept 2021:
Tree Sacrifice (Book 3): A suicide pact. A new responsibility. A desperate bid for harmony.
As Rainbow leaves Brocéliande forest after the events of Tree Slayer, she learns that a much greater challenge faces her. Exasperated by mankind's disrespect for trees, the One Tree has set a terrible event into motion. Rainbow is strictly forbidden from intervening, but thousands of trees across France could die unless she does so.
Her search for guidance will take her to England, where a startling discovery makes sense of her gift and opens new perspectives. She must take the hardest decision of her life. But will her and Eole's sacrifices be enough to save the French forests?
Unknown to Rainbow, help is close by. But it lies in a different world, a parallel world where mankind lives in unity with trees. There, Druana must decide whether she's prepared to risk everything to rebalance her world.
Will Druana and Rainbow ever meet? What would be the cost? For everything gained, something must be lost.