“The Legend of Maxim and the Curse of Probopolo” provides knowledge about the Great Danes in an interesting, educational and amusing approach.
Channeling her great love and care toward a specific breed of dog, the Great Danes, author Monica Reifegerste pens an entertaining tale that stars her favorite gigantic darlings.
The story takes place in Doggerrland, the Land of Great Danes, a world in which its inhabitants live in perfect harmony with their Creator and other creatures, until the day that Gandra the king of Doggerrland is put to the test through the instrumentality of Mad-ellia, a creature from another world. Promising him absolute power and supremacy over the world in which they live, Mad-ellia puts in doubt the truths contained in the Book of Life and convinces the king to disobey its teachings, awakening in him the oldest wishes of all civilizations: vanity and greed. The king’s decision will have devastating consequences, not only for himself, but for all his subjects…
However, even before these events take place, a strange messenger is sent to Maxim, a young peasant girl from Harlewoods Province, declaring that she has been chosen for the mission of saving her world from the harmful effects of a cursed world that lies in another dimension, beyond her own.
Thus begins a struggle between obedience and free will, a decisive fight that will determine the future of Doggerrland, also aiming to reach and bring light to the inhabitants of its opposite world, the cursed world known as Probopolo.
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The story has two main strands:
– in an environment of principalities, adventures and mysteries, it provides reliable information about the Great Dane and a reflection on the controversial issue related to the color patterns, established in its official breed standards;
– its focus is to promote self-reflection and a critical insight about a world that turned its back to its Creator and decided to be ruled by itself, pointing to the one who can release it from the curse and sentence of death that it has spoken against itself. Added to the epic scenario in which the story unfolds, the characters are the charismatic Great Danes, living a lesson-filled story based on biblical teachings and universal ethical values in a playful approach.
Book presentation and printing quality are top notch, beautiful illustrations; story texts overlaid on a parchment layout, providing an increasing atmosphere of a medieval tale.
214 pages of pure entertainment and fun with educational purposes. Recommended for age range of 8 to 88 years and more.