princess marlana and her guards in black

princess marlana, by Charlie Alice Raya

As a child, I loved the stories of Sinbad and Ali Baba. And when I thought about the travelling team’s visit to the Middle East, I wanted to capture some of that magic, and allow a whiff of fairy tales into the story.

That’s one of the reasons why I eventually decided to let the travelling team visit a fictional, ancient kingdom in the Middle East and, of course, I called it Otaon.

The extracts of this collection are all from the Otaon chapter of book 2/2 and contain two fairy tales and some fairy-tale-like insights into a remarkable fountain.

I also added the travelling team’s visit to the Great Library of Sitseaf, even though it’s not a fairy tale. But the library has a magic and stories of its own, some going back centuries and even millennia.
While the Great Library of Sitseaf is a nod to the lost Library of Alexandria, I also let my imagination have a lot of fun.

For the town experiment, the town’s library will play a special role, and parts of it will be inspired by the Great Library of Sitseaf.

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The watcher is a reminder that humans will only progress if and when they strive to understand what it is they are doing, and when they ask themselves why they are doing it.

The hunters fountain and the observer

book 2/2, travelling, Otaon


Contents



  • Foreword
  • What you need to know beforehand
  • The thing about shortcuts


  • Princess Marlana and her guards in black

  • The hunters fountain and the observer


  • The snake, the witch and the mountain

  • The Great Library of Sitseaf