Mountains! We Elpians don’t want to live without them. The test our strength and courage. They give us purpose and keep us from complacency. Convenience and comfort deaden a man’s soul. Make him vulnerable to all kind of deception. Not that I don’t value beauty and rest. Nor does it mean a life without merrymaking. They are merely the reward for a life well lived.
I need not worry about complacency overtaking my life – not when The Masters have given me Cierra as my beloved. Winning her love and trust is the largest mountain I have ever faced. Her heart is scarred and will not be easily gained.
And then there is the evil brooking over her country. Why the citizens can’t see it is baffling. It will take all my skill and experience to bring Cierra safely home.