Why The Naiads Dance
Sagas and legends are the familiar tales deep in our bones. Saga-Whyte retells the stories with renewed sparkle and warmth.
In 'Why The Naiads Dance', book one of the Naiad Legends, a fiesty little Naiad, Scarlett, goes beyond the magic river against all advice, on a quest to find the sorcerer. She makes some startling discoveries. Little sister Rosy joins her and together they go to the source to ask the ancient ones, their questions.
Long before Christianity made an entrance in northern Europe, a rich story-culture of legends and sagas prevailed in which nature stood central. This world was populated by a living nature, where primal powers played and plants and stones spoke, and this is the domain of the Naiads – tiny, sparkling wish-sprites, the smallest of nature’s creatures. In this first book of ‘The Naiad Legends’, two little wish-sprite sisters, Scarlett and Rosy, dance and play in a timeless River. Although their life is careless and free, Scarlett becomes weary of the endless repetition. She takes a step that takes readers on a journey of discovery. Scarlett does something which no Naiad has done before: she asks ‘why?’ Why does everything change colour? And who is behind it all? The tiny wish-sprite decides then and there to go in search of the creator of the world.