Northern Albanian Folk Tales, Myths and Legends by Arti Malaj and Castle of Teskom and Recover or Yield by Kim Malaj.
Generations of Northern Albanian are known as great story tellers. They shared many folk tales, myths, and legends with their descendants. The collected short stories include mysterious legends of lost treasures, mystical tales of mountain fairies, superhuman powers, century-old witches, blood feuds, and more written by a twelfth-generation Albanian. The lands described in the stories are still visible today, and locals share a sense of wonder and respect the mysteries that hide beneath. Northern Albania is a true treasure of raw natural beauty and a hidden gem in Southeastern Europe.
Shiny ember rocks are fuel for time; the dull rocks are a fool’s dime.
An old nursery rhyme, or so they think.
Itra and Danae stumble across an ancient secret kept hidden behind a reflection in time near their Albanian home. A faded memory and cryptic messages have propelled them to risk an encounter with foes from Greek mythology, altering their perception of Albanian folklore and reality. Itra and Danae grapple with events set in motion centuries ago and must choose to protect and serve or risk having the secret exposed.
Will love, loyalty, and lineage be enough to hold them together, or will they lose their way in a universe they are only beginning to understand?
Danae and her brother Leon, descendants of Zeus, are thrust into a world they barely understand. A new responsibility to protect and serve the goddess Ember and the Castle of Teskom after Danae’s husband, Itra, a descendant of Mui, family failed to protect the castle from an attack lead by Poseidon and Medusa.
Their first assignment, finding and retrieving a stolen artifact to restore the barrier that hides the castle from each dimension. An adventure that leads them deep underground and high above the mountains alongside a few familiar and new faces.
The clock is ticking.
Will they restore order or create more chaos?
Do you ever state the following:
"I wish I could ask ____ but they're gone."
Capture an old untold story of a loved one, neighbor, stranger, or write your own story.
The Old Untold is an outlined journal with 101 personal questions including extra lined pages.
A great record to keep for caregivers, family, friends, and for the next generation.