Adao's Dance is powerful in its narrative and insight as the prairie boy, Adao, receives a dream with a holy man, hears a voice in the wind, and leaves his home to slay the Dragon and receive renown. Leaving behind everything he wishes to escape, abuse, grief, and the gnawing groan of a heart at war, Adao attempts the unthinkable.
Generations ago twelve men, one from each of the prairie's villages, departed to attempt the conquest of summiting the great mountain known as the Dragon. Motivated by proving their valor and receiving fame in the wake, they left only to return broken and bloodied, for beasts reside in the hills, and villages of brutality guard the ascent. No one has left the prairie since, until a dream came and a boy listened.
In this moving and spiritually deep story Adao moves into an unknown, dangerous, and supernatural world discovering both friends and enemies, acclaim and despair, while gaining wisdom about the heart and the desires within it. Along the way he travels through the Villages of the Wind, Sun, and Snow, each pointing him in the direction of his journey.
What begins as an adventure to summit a mountain becomes a more profound journey into the heart. Told with profound reflection and lyrical beauty, Adao's Dance captivates and inspires by probing the complexities of human achievement, acceptance, and love, while exploring the question, Where might one find true inner peace?