Ansel; Archer; Great; Archer's adoptive parents (in flashback); the Weeping Wood Killer
Ansel and Archer are accosted by the huge Weeping Wood Killer, but manage to escape. In the woods they find Greta, who is lost and alone, and take her under their care; she gives them information on the Killer. Ansel dreams of a message from the Folklords, then of a candy-covered house in the forest. When he wakes, he's a prisoner of the Weeping Wood Killer.
Damsel in distress; dream; fairy tale; folk tale; forest; giant; quest