If you've come this far by reading all the preceding stories, then you'll probably be wondering why I haven't reviewed the rest. The main reason, is that once I started reading them, there was no way I was going to stop until I got here.
The whole series revolves around Earth Day, a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day may well be celebrated around the world, sadly though, to the best of my knowledge, there are no Dryads around to celebrate it with us. (I don't think a little Irish lady with an old soul that owns a wood, counts.)
Les gives us a gentle and emotional look at another side of conservation, with enough sex involved to draw in the most hardened SOL reader, but still told in a gentle and emotional way. You can almost feel the power of the old magic radiating from the monitor. Indeed, in this most recent story, where Wood Sprite meets Wicca, there's more than enough magic to go around.
Stupid as it seems, I felt uplifted by reading these stories, and somehow closer to the natural world. Maybe it's because I'm a conservationist at heart, (I am!) or maybe it's because I'm a soppy old man, (I'm that too!) or maybe it's because there is still real magic in the world, the magic of love, and that is what Les is trying to tell us.
If you haven't read any of these tales yet, I suggest you start with the first one, Steward Of The Wood, and read them in sequence. Wherever you start though, read them, you'll feel the better for it. Hopefully, this is not the last of the series, and we can look for more in the future.
Read, enjoy, and Blessed Be.