Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book (nominee)
Year after year, season after season, for as long as Darak's people could remember, the battle of the Oak and the Holly had taken place, bringing an end to Winter and the rebirth of Spring. But this year the battle went wrong as Darak's brother became possessed by the spirit of the Holly. To free him, Darak must undertake a quest to restore the very balance of nature.
Used availability for Barbara Campbell's Heartwood
May 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
May 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition