Stone City has lost all hope due to an evil stranger who changed the town several years ago. Watching over the city is a great pillar of stone that the city ignores, but a young girl turns to for comfort. A new visitor, Santara, arrives to help, but he is met with fear and suspicion. Young Miranda tells her story in poetic form as alternating chapters narrate the progress of Santara's attempts to restore the city's hope.
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Stone City is a short Christian allegory that tells a story of hope and restoration. Readers from pre-teen through adult can enjoy this book as as a Christian or secular story, depending upon what levels of symbolism are utilized. All will feel uplifted by the last page.
People walked slowly with heads down, despair showing in every footstep. Children no longer ran or played gleefully in the streets. The brown of the buildings and the gray of the rocks dominated the city, unbroken by any hints of color. Women and men alike wore simple brown garments; they had no desire or energy to make attractive clothing or improve their appearances. They were simply miserable. Doing more than was necessary each day was a burden on bodies an minds that were already unmotivated.