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Dryad Book Box: a bi-monthly subscription box for fantasy lovers!




November's theme is... FAMILY ROOTS

Enter the forest and discover the roots that gave you life...


Our featured book is The Bone Roots by Gabriela Houston. Rich with Slavic folklore, this dark fantasy tale explores how far two mothers will go to protect their daughters, whether that threat is human... or divine.

It’s been 40 years since the Fox took Kada’s brother. Though she ran and kept herself hidden, she fears it may be stalking her again... this time to steal her daughter.

Every year, Vedma Kada gives thanks to the bone roots – those that belong to the child-bearing tree that gave Kada her desperately wanted baby, Secha. Kada lives her life in service of the bone roots and the goddess Zemya, but they cannot keep her daughter safe. Not when Secha’s emerging powers, both mysterious and brutish, threaten to out her for who she truly is…

Meanwhile, Sladyana, a wealthy noblewoman, has spent the last fifteen years searching for her missing daughter, Luba. The Fox thief snatched her from their home, and Sladyana has heard nothing from her since. But, the one who gave Sladyana her daughter has come within her grasp once again, and so has the secret of her daughter’s fate.


Our second book is Slavic Mythology by Kamila Kròl. This is our first time including an art box in our box and we couldn't be more excited!


Slavic Mythology is a magical art book combining illustrations, symbols and original writing, sourced and translated from Polish language texts. It introduces 16 deities and demons of Slavic mythology, from the famous – like Baba Yaga and Leshy – to the nearly-forgotten like Bannik. This publication was created as a friendly introduction for anyone who would like to find out more about the folklore of Eastern Europe.




  • A signed bookplate copy of The Bone Roots.
  • An author’s letter from Gabriela Houston.
  • An art print by Gabriela Houston, featuring a scene from the novel.
  • Slavic Mythology by Kamila Kròl.
  • Beehive Beeswax Candle – handmade by The Yorkshire Beeswax Candle Co.

  • Fox Pin Badge, designed by illustrator Ellis Woolley & made from sustainably sourced wood.

  • Gnaw Dark Mint Hot Chocolate Stirrer.





  • Our packaging is plastic-free!
  • A one-off box and a rolling subscription are £23 + P&P per box.

November 2023 – Family Roots – Full Dryad Book Box

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