Journey to Water’s Heart
by Lea Ben Shlomo
Tanti is sent to the Northern Countries to bring back the crystal mushroom, hidden in the “Heart of the Water,” that will heal his country’s earth from its disease. Yet just as the mushroom can heal, it can also arouse the dark urges in a person’s soul. Tanti must therefore keep the purpose of his quest a secret, even at the risk of his life, so the mushroom will not fall into the wrong hands. Tanti follows a map on his scarf. He enjoys a brief meeting with the White Queen, but is accused of spying for the Blues and is imprisoned in the White Tower. When he escapes, Tanti delivers a letter to the Blue King warning him of the imminent attack of the White Army. While the war rages on, Tanti resumes his search for the mushroom. Tanti must solve the riddle of the “Heart of the Water” in order to find the healing, yet lethal mushroom. He discovers courage and initiative in unexpected places.
Category: Fantasy – Sword & Sorcery