The Forest Demands Its Due

21,000+ Reviews has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world
Product Details
$19.99  $18.59
Quill Tree Books
Publish Date
5.6 X 8.4 X 1.4 inches | 0.7 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author

Born and raised in the DC Metro Area, Kosoko Jackson has spent 6+ years working in digital communications; which enables his Twitter obsession. When not searching for an extra hour in the day, he can be found obsessing over movies or drinking his (umpteenth) iced London Fog. He is the author of Survive the Dome and Yesterday is History. Visit him at


"A gruesome modern fairy tale like this bloody, romantic tale gets its claws in you right from the start. I loved it." -- Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For the Wolf

"In this nonstop roller coaster of suspense and intrigue, Jackson has crafted a tale rife with terrifying thrills, a perfectly ominous setting, and a healthy dose of heart." -- Kalynn Bayron, New York Times bestselling author of Cinderella Is Dead

"Strange magic, mad creatures, and cruel curses abound in this eerie tale of becoming. This book calls to you sure as the dark forest calls to Douglas--and if you know what's good for you, you'll answer that call." -- Chuck Wendig, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath

"Magic, mystery, and murder combine in Jackson's dark academia thriller that will have you jumping at shadows and eager to stay out of the woods. Sharp, visceral, and altogether stunning, The Forest Demands Its Due will haunt you long after the last page." -- Sasha Peyton Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Witch Haven and The Witch Hunt

"Jackson's compellingly complex dark academia captures the magic that is taking life into one's own hands, of who gets seen as a monster and who is afforded humanity--a riveting exploration of academic privilege that flips the 'chosen one' script on its head. Don't you dare miss it." -- Victoria Lee, bestselling author of A Lesson in Vengeance

"A delightful blend of fables and curses. Readers will revel in the atmospheric prose and determined protagonist. Jackson pulls no punches, crafting a book that captivates and thrills." -- Emily Lloyd-Jones, bestselling author of The Drowned Woods

"An atmospheric horror mystery about refusing to be prey to the powerful monsters that are determined to swallow you whole. Jackson deftly explores what it means to truly end cycles of suffering and how the cruelest monsters are often not monsters at all." -- Aiden Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Sunbearer Trials and Cemetery Boys

"Jackson digs deep to weave together an exploration of generational trauma, moral corruption, and the power that comes from letting go of the past. A fantastical, queer, grotesque, messy story that fans of dark academia and horror will love." -- Booklist (starred review)

"This satisfying and suspenseful genre-bender delivers an uplifting gay romance: It's the perfect choice for fans of high-intensity action, surprising twists, and fantastically frightening creatures. A bold addition to queer dark academia stories." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Exhilarating. The pulse-pounding twists, riveting premise, and the enticing character dynamics formed amid intriguing magical troubles ensure that readers will want to follow along to the end." -- Publishers Weekly

"Jackson's forest ripples with misery and power. A measured pace gives readers a chance to absorb the complexity of the characters as they are introduced. Memorable." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The book shines in developing compelling motivations for its central characters. The action and suspense are a good fit for fans of both horror and dark academia. A solid choice." -- School Library Journal