After Five Years The Second Edition Of ‘Mihte’s Quest: Kid’s In The Underworld’ has been published.
After a short time in publication the book was withdrawn in 2009 so the author could retain his IP and develop a Children’s animated television series pilot called Mihte Lugh the Shining One. The series is a sequel to the book and involves five kids defending the underworld from Balor of the Evil Eye.
Three children move to the country after being left home alone. One day while messing around on the river they are attacked by swans and are swallowed by the river. The end up abducted by Balor to work in his hideous mines.
Our heroes would have none of it and escape into the desert. Hadi rescues them and takes them to the Oracle who writes everyone’s fate. He sets them on a dangerous quest in a war raven world to recover seven pearls using seven riddles. In this Lord of the Rings fairy world they soon are meeting monsters, druids and getting involved in the raging war. We soon find out who is “Mihte” the prophesied One who will bring an end to the troubles.
Mihte’s Quest: Kids in the Underworld
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Adventure, Fairytale
1. The children arrive at the city of Seeliemeet on the houyhnhnms and a large crowd gathers to see the strange humans.
Elphin shouted loudly to the assembly, “Everyone! The first Minister’s coming!” He stayed on his horse, hoping to use the advantage of his elevation to look for his family in the crush. He thought they may have seen him and might come to him. Sadly, he needed to step upon the trampled field, without the success of a family reunion. As he stood beside his towering horse the crowds parted to make way for the leader of Seelieland.
Elphin said to his fellows as the reception party approached. “You’re greatly honoured that His Humbleness the first Minister has come to greet us.”
“Is he a king?” Jamie turned with a frown.
“No! Goodness gracious me!” Elphin looked shocked. “We’re democrats, unlike the Unseelie. To be a member of parliament you must show humility to everyone and not draw a salary greater than the poorest in the land. It’s a great trial and only exceptional people seek election.”
“Sometimes an MP will resign for breaking his oath of humility or poverty. Hush! Here they come.”
2. When the children take refuge in the Sacred Grove. An underground city where the druids take refuge. They meet the Grand High Worshipful Lord Edris founder of the Druids.
The old man looked into the air and addressed the newcomers. “Who are you?”
Jack’s party looked at each other, not knowing who should answer first. The old man tilted his head and scanned the strangers.
Jamie fiddled with his clothes and nervously scratched. “Er… we were sent with a riddle!”
“Tut-tut! Yes, come out with it!”
“Hmm… ‘Fear not the forest beasts.’ ”
“Who are you? Who sent you?” the chief Dryad interrupted.
“I’m Jamie; this is Jack, my brother,” he pointed, “Ellie, my sister, and these two are our guides. We come from the Oracle.”
“That’s different. You should’ve said. I’m Edris, Master of the knowledge of the Heavens and the Arts of Time. We’ve been here since the Romans drove us beneath the earth and men forgot and returned to worshipping humans, artefacts, and images.” He dropped his sullen head.
Jamie and Jack nodded as if they understood him.
Review by Jennifer Maughan – Book viewers.org
“Mihte’s Quest is a thrilling adventure… with identifiable main characters and a pantheon of magical beings….it will satisfy every lover of good fantasy.”
Review by Amanda Killgore – Huntress Reviews
“Accessible to younger children, but readable enough for even adults.”
Review by Elrod Stanton (Author)
“The book is well written.”
Deborah Hockenberry - Deb’s Book Reviews
“Lookman leads us step by step through this magical world and is right beside us through all of Jamie, Jack and Ellie’s adventures. This is a book that fantasy lovers everywhere will want to read!”
Nichola Oliver, Waterstones Bookshop
“I really enjoyed this story. It is full of great imagination and it shows how children see a situation and turn it into a great adventure. If you like manga, you will enjoy this book!”
Kids Know Stuff Website
“Mihte’s Quest is a really good book.”