Tasked with a dangerous quest, Vikkama, a Buddhist monk, and a mind-bending carpenter named Advaith, journey through the Sangara Peninsula, to recover a precious, lost relic belonging to the White Monastery. As they navigate the Panagama River, they meet allies and enemies, friends and foes. They encounter the mythic, water-dwelling Nagae, creatures once thought to be only folklore. Their travels are thwarted by bandits, storms, murderous ghosts, all the while on the run, from a maniacal, military deserter. Eventually, they find themselves in the middle of hostilities that could plunge the Sangara Peninsula into a conflict that would last for generations.
Horner has been a practicing Buddhist, in the Theravada tradition, since 2003 and enjoys talking and writing about his experiences and ideas. He has been hiking, skiing and paddling throughout Ontario and Alberta for nearly 45 years. He’s an avid photographer, cyclist and outdoor enthusiast. He’s the founder of Friends of Dieppe Park and past member of the Harbourfront Parks and Open Space Project, in Toronto. Horner is also the founder and owner of Canadian Outdoor Press - a digital first publishing company specializing in books about Buddhism and the natural world. Ed can be found at Linkedin and of course on Facebook.