Lost & Found

By Elizabeth Garner

A treasure trove of folk tales by Elizabeth Garner

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

The Phoenix is rising

Following on from the sketch updates of a couple of weeks ago, I am very excited to be able to share the actual phoenix rising from the blocks in Phoebe's studio.  I'm sure I am preaching to the wise here, but the phoenix is traditionally a symbol of regeneration and rebirth.  It has many stories of its own, but in Lost & Found it is glimpsed at a key point in the journey of the eponymous hero of Ashypelt - a bold young boy who sets out on a quest to find the true nature of fear.

Carved upon the lintel of the door was a phoenix, holding lines of lettering in the embrace of its flame-feathers.

Bold traveller, venture you no further here

Lest your blood run cold with fear.

Ashypelt stepped swiftly across the threshold.

You'll have to wait just a little bit longer to find out precisely where that threshold is and what exactly lies beyond it.  However, suffice to say, there is another chimney boundary-place involved in the final showdown...

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Peter Wood
 Peter Wood says:

Beautiful !

posted 1st December 2021

Lyn Gibson
 Lyn Gibson says:

what a stunning image! I can't wait for this publication!!

posted 1st December 2021

Elizabeth Garner
 Elizabeth Garner says:

Thanks so much, Peter & Lyn. It's so very exciting to see it all coming together. More news to share very soon!

posted 3rd December 2021

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