In this Christian allegory the King’s crown is tarnished and its jewels have gone missing. Pip’pt finds himself faced with the task of finding the gems and returning them to the King. However, his attempts to restore the King’s crown lead to enticements to turn aside, heartless brutality, and extreme peril.
There are characters you will love, and characters you will loath in this Christian fantasy. Pip’pt himself struggles with the emotions we all do when faced with harassment, tyranny and malevolence.
Pip’pt’s adventure begins in a contest with Death. Here is a small taste of the drama of this captivating Christian allegory:
Pip’pit breathes heavily as he plods his way through an awful morass. It is awful because other than smelly, brown muck, there seemed to be only greenish-yellow, dead-looking swamp grass. A heavy dark mist shrouds the seemingly endless, reeking bog.
The iron ring clamped around his neck has nearly chaffed the skin raw. He is a slave of Death, and it is Death who had sent him out into the Miremarsh, a swamp on Slave Island, somewhere in the midst of the Sinful Sea. “I am tired of you, Pip’pt, so go from my presence. Cross the Miremarsh,” commanded Death with a laugh. “If you find your way to the other side I will grant your freedom!”
Pip’pt wanders the intolerable morass for days, feeding on things too appalling to mention, helplessly lost, and fighting to keep from sinking to his death in the mire. He is faced with choices: Death versus life; hopelessness versus meaning and purpose. So begins Pip’pt’s daring and dangerous quest to restore the King’s tarnished crown.