The Garden faeries are small,
tiny even, the tallest never quite reaching two inches in
height; and come
in many forms and
Scholars do not include the Trolls (which are much large than most faeries) amongst the Garden Clans, because whereas they are a form of faerie, they live alone or in small family groups.
And the rats and crows, though
intelligent and organized, are animals and therefore not counted amongst the faerie peoples.
The Faerie Elves look much like you or I, though their ears tend to be pointy (the Elves are commonly just called faeries, though technically all the Garden Clans are faeries).
And the Goblins. Goblins are small, just as most faeries are, look very piggy in the face, and are covered in a fine fur. They stand on two legs (hooved); most are brown, grey, or a dark blue black, some are even spotted or piebald.
There are Faerie Owls, who appear a little odd to our eyes in that they have no wings, but claws for hands as well as feet.
Before the arrival of the faerie elves, generations in the past, the Garden Clans lived in the valley, the rabbits, owls, and goblins, often in conflict with one another and with the other creatures which lived in the valley. When the faerie elves arrived, they brought a message of peace and harmony with the natural world in which they lived.
And the Faerie Rabbits, who stand on two legs, unlike the animals we know.
As related by Chuck Grieb, the world of The Garden Clan is brought to life through tales of the Faerie Garden Clans and Goblin Tribes.
The Garden Clan
The faerie elves taught and guided the clans into a way of living in concert with nature and each other, except for the goblins. The Goblins saw the elves as arrogant, dictating how they should live. They feared the elves power and strangeness; rejecting their teachings.
Watch for The Goblin Twins; an illustrated novel and the first tale to explore the world of The Garden Clan!