Author: Oscar Auliq-Ice
Meaning is a captivating novel that takes readers on an extraordinary journey alongside Musa, a young boy from a forsaken village burdened by the mistakes of his ancestors. Plagued by drought, famine, hunger, and disease, the village elders decide to seek the guidance of the gods. However, due to their physical limitations, they entrust this crucial task to the young boys of the village.
Despite their inherent weaknesses, Musa emerges as the sole candidate able to undertake the treacherous journey to the mountain where the gods reside. With hope resting on his young shoulders, Musa sets out on a perilous adventure that will determine the fate of his village.
Upon reaching the mountain's summit, Musa is granted an enigmatic drawing by the gods, accompanied by a dire warning not to reveal it to anyone until he uncovers its true meaning. The stakes are high, for if Musa fails to decipher the drawing within the limited timeframe of 37 days, the village will face utter destruction.
As Musa returns to his village, he grapples with the weight of his responsibility and the overwhelming challenge before him. The drawing, shrouded in mystery, holds the key to saving his people from their plight. Musa must unlock its secrets, unraveling hidden symbols and seeking answers from the wisdom of the gods.
As the days pass, Musa immerses himself in a relentless pursuit of understanding. He delves into the village's history, consults wise elders, and explores ancient texts in search of clues. Along this arduous journey, Musa encounters unexpected allies and formidable adversaries, all while battling his own doubts and fears.
The village's fate hangs in the balance, intensifying the pressure on Musa to solve the riddle of the drawing. Each passing day brings him closer to the truth, but it also draws nearer the ominous deadline that threatens to seal his village's doom forever.
Meaning is a tale of courage, determination, and the relentless pursuit of knowledge. It explores themes of faith, resilience, and the enduring power of hope. Musa's quest to unravel the mystery of the drawing not only shapes his own destiny but also redefines the relationship between his village and the gods who have forsaken them.
Will Musa decipher the drawing in time to save his village from impending disaster? Can he uncover the hidden purpose behind the gods' test? Readers will embark on an emotional and thought-provoking journey as they accompany Musa on his race against time, discovering the true meaning that lies at the heart of his village's struggle for survival.