Eithinie is an artist, a somewhat reclusive and lonely women who lives in a log cabin near some woods.
When she suddenly starts seeing strange things in the woods and also in her paintings, she takes a holiday to try and make sense of what is happening to her and her life. Is the solitude and lack of a partner causing some kind of depression where she is imagining things?
On her return initially she sees no more odd people in the wood but they are there waiting, listening and pleading with her.
This is a superby written novel very different from the new genre of books about the Fey/Sidhe/Faerie Folk.
It is more earthy and in that respect maybe more believable.
Eventually Eithinie gives in to the Fey and the ending of the book is somewhat of a surprise. I also loved the way that the author has managed to draw the readers attention to how we are ruining our planet with pollution and maybe also killing off other worlds in the process.