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by Dan H. Kind


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The steeple and bell-tower of Eden Parish Church poked into view ahead, and Master Mirbodi ducked down . He raised himself up, inch by inch, to where he could see into the ancient graveyard that surrounded Eden Parrish Church

The steeple and bell-tower of Eden Parish Church poked into view ahead, and Master Mirbodi ducked down, motioning the novice to do the same. I think they in graveyard, said Master Mirbodi. He raised himself up, inch by inch, to where he could see into the ancient graveyard that surrounded Eden Parrish Church. He quickly ducked back down, a wide-eyed expression of terror plastered across his face. Th-there's gotta be a h-hundred of them over there in the g-graveyard, maybe m-more.

The Worlds of Myth and mythological beings that hang around for the longest are those that are . A moment of silence ensued, then Jack laughed. So the Fountain of Youth's been sitting there in Tranquil Forest this whole time.

The Worlds of Myth and mythological beings that hang around for the longest are those that are well-known and/or well-remembered. He glanced around the room. Such as everyone here, including yourself. I'll bet you get all types of crazy gods and monsters and demons and aliens showing up here in Eden, huh, Art? Sir Arthur looked thoughtful. Farmer John is the Gatekeeper of Earth. The Guardian of the Ocean.

The characters, events, and institutions portrayed in this book are fictitious

The characters, events, and institutions portrayed in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead or mythical, is coincidental and not intended by the author. Chapter 1. The Tale of the Sacred Pipe. Sitting Lotus lit up a joint outside the back door of the New Shaolin Monastery kitchens. He took a long, relaxing drag and exhaled, marijuana smoke wreathing his shaved head like an ethereal crown of thorns.

The Fountain of Youth is a myth! But Jack was suddenly unsure of this, because his confidence in what he. .The Wheel of Birth and Death acts as a warning mechanism. Shiva is its guardian, bound by great oaths to destroy Creation if humanity steps out of line.

The Fountain of Youth is a myth! But Jack was suddenly unsure of this, because his confidence in what he had once believed were concrete things (such as reality) had been steadily withering over the past couple strange days. Jack, the Fountain of Youth is not a myth. It lies within Tranquil Forest Park. Well, I always figured we'd blow it at some point or other.

Just when Wesakaychak was beginning to consider flinging himself overboard and going through a quick death by drowning rather than drifting forever upon the endless ocean on the back of an uncommunicative turtle, he spied a speck of something in the distance, floating above the waves. Hey, do you see that?

Shade-Jack could feel the shades of Team Myth around him like extra, invisible limbs. As they passed through each shade, that particular deceased spirit became a part of the mythical quartet that had in life been Whiskey Jack, Persephone, Tom Sawyer, and Becky Thatcher.

Shade-Jack could feel the shades of Team Myth around him like extra, invisible limbs. He could actually sense their thoughts. Thank the gods the others were there. He could hear the distinct thoughts of these outsiders; rand. om snippets of deeds committed.

Olde Eden beer is the best beer on the eastern seaboard, maybe in the entire country. He wondered whether Master Mirbodi instructed the class or was just some kind of overseer.

But the residents of Eden aren't going down without a brawl. The Fountain of Eden - Dan H Kind. And with the (oftentimes questionable) help of mind-wielding Buddhist monks, mythological beings, and characters straight out of the classics, Jack embarks on a romp across mythical worlds-and must descend to the ancient Greek Underworld-to prevent the stomping out of the universe. And along the way discovers that he may have more in common with those Tricksters than he ever imagined possible.

Welcome to Eden, Virginia, where gods and mythological beings walk the streets...It's not so bad "dying by chemical fire" eight times a day for the slack-jawed tourists. Jack Whiskey's lived in Eden his whole life, and colonial reenactment is all he knows. Being the town "alchemist" is what he does...well, that and drink beer at the Olde Eden Brewery and Taphouse.After sampling a few pints of Olde Eden's new Hoppy Heaven Ale, Jack discovers that a gang of American Indian Trickster gods are distributing the beer, brewed with water drawn from the Fountain of Youth, to every bar in Eden city limits. The crotchety old gods are never happy when people start attaining Eternal Life like it's every nobody's business (it always ends badly, usually for the people), and folks around town are slurping down Hoppy Heaven Ale like it's the nectar of the gods.In the company of a Greek goddess of death, a renowned detective, and a duo of Mind-wielding Zen monks, he sets out on a journey spanning mythical worlds to prevent the end of the known world. And along the way must realize he has very much in common with the Tricksters that started the whole fiasco, or the Earth may drown in great beer.

Comments: (7)

Early Waffle
Jack Whiskey a pseudo-alchemist living in tourist-trap Colonial Eden, Virginia, on the Jims River and home to the College of Bill and Gary, gets himself blown up 8 times a day to the delight of the many tourists. He has forgotten that he really is Native American trickster Wesakaychak, but is forced to remember when Hades, ruler of the underworld decides to do away with all universes, leaving only himself.
With allies Zen Master Mirbodi (who may really be Bodhidharma),Persephone, Charon, monster dogs Cerberus and Herberus,Prometheus and Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, modern secular mythical characters, Jack sets out to thwart a diabolical plot in which humans are given to drink (beer) from the Fountain of Youth, upsetting the balance of the universe and causing Shiva as Nataraja, Lord of the Dance, to dance all of creation out of existence.
The author has held the plot together with a very able hand and a deep-reaching knowledge of mythology, and has created a wonderfully funny book. If you enjoy fantasy and satire, this tale is definitely for you!
Daizil
This book should go down into history, after all it has all the historic figures of literature included Sherlock, Tom an Becky, and a lot more. From beginning to almost the end of earth from heaven to hell it in the book.
Hrguig
If you like Christopher Moore and Jasper Fforde, you'll like Dan H. Kind's first novel. Mythological and literary figures converge in the historic reproduction town of Eden (reminiscent of but not quite like Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia) where the end of the world as we know it may be at hand. The novel is extremely well-written and displays the author's vast knowledge of mythology and religion, and the tone is light and humorous throughout. Try it -- you'll like it! Hoping for more to come from this author.
Zovaithug
I love mythology from all cultures and this book had me laughing and nodding all the way through. What a great, fun read. I love this farcical, modern-day magic-tale and highly recommend this book.
Kizshura
This book reminded me of John Myers Myers' Silverlock, and I highly recommend that classic as your next read if you enjoy this. Like Myers, Kind has created a fictional world populated with characters we love--or loathe--from fiction and myth. Kind's plot is good and his research clearly excellent. I would wish for a bit more editing to tighten the timing, but it is actually quite well-edited for a book of its kind on Amazon.
Mpapa
This is a work of pure fantasy. If that's your bag, you're going to love it. Dan Hand has produced a little masterpiece of far, far-out humor. It's well-plotted, well-written and the characters-an all time (well, as far back as Greek mythology, anyway) cast of demons, demi-gods, Amerindian Tricksters and literary personalities-are as delightful a crowd of troublemakers and trouble fixers as you will ever come across. At the price, it's the buy of the year.
Togar
The Fountain of Eden is a delightful blend of mystery and mythology. It carries on in fine comic fantasy tradition and presents an innovative twist on the modern gods perspective. Most definitely worth the read!
The Fountain of Eden: A Myth of Birth, Death, and Beer download epub
Humor & Satire
Author: Dan H. Kind
ISBN: 1460983238
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Humor & Satire
Language: English
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 2, 2011)
Pages: 276 pages