Bevan Knight and his editor Naomi created a fantasy novel that pulls from the real world. It’s a magnet for the dreams out there when we are looking outside ourselves. Living in New Zealand, they draw upon their world view inspired by “The Year in Antarctica” complete with hunter gatherers in the early bartering stage. With a Tolkien influence, a sorcerer apprentice locks a dryad into a tree. The tree and the dryad send messages out into the wasteland and others follow a quest to find and destroy the tree.