Quest for the Faradawn Author:Richard Ford In Silver Wood the animals live together peacefully, fearing only the greed and wanton violence of Man. Only the oldest, wisest animals know the legend that someday a rescuer who is himself a human will join the animals and grow up to save the green and pleasant plces of the world. — The badger Brock finds a baby boy abandoned in the snowy woods... more ». He brings the infant home to his own sett and raises him with his own children. The story of the boy, Nab, learning animal language and skills from all the woodland creatures is an irresistible prelude to his later adventures.
But the idyll in Silver Wood comes to an abrupt end. There is an unprededented act of human barbarism, and the animals know it is time for young Nab to begin the dangerous odyssey that will restore and save the world. Nab does not go alone. One human companion, the girl Beth, joins the small band of animals who set off with Nab to fulfill the prophecy of legend.
Nab knows he must get the three Faradawn, the essences of life itself, from the Elflords who guard them. He knows that even after he gains the Faradawn he will face the most formidable danger of all: a direct confrontation with the very face of evil...« less