Do ghosts walk under the city?
The tunnels below Savannah, Georgia are dark and wet, coated with slime, and foul smelling. To add to their anything-but-inviting atmosphere, the children think they might be be haunted.
They may as well be. The Savannah tunnels make the perfect playground for ghosts, and the city’s history warrants the possibilities. Savannah is beautiful, but how it arrived at being the beauty it is today took some dark and terrible turns in establishing her as one of the Jewels of the South.
When swashbuckling pirates of the past leave behind a treasure that can only be found by navigating through vague and antiquated hints and clues, four kids are determined to jump knee-deep in the quagmire, risking life and limb to ferret it out. They need it you see. A good man’s life depends on it, as well as a facility, and its staff, that have become near and dear to their hearts. The treasure is the only thing that can save all of it.
A quest perilous …
Time is short. Resources are limited. All four have daily responsibilities to attend to. And so, in between studies and chores, they must combine their resources and talents, and put together a strategy to achieve what they seek. Grownups don’t always have the best intentions behind their actions, and the circle of those they can trust grows smaller at a fast pace.
In a covert operation, the youths decide the reward warrants the risk. Thus they embark on a mission, breaching boundaries of different ethnicities, religions, financial status and cultural rearing that to discover both the brighter spots of Savannah and its citizens, both past and present.
Join them in their quest as they hopscotch Savannah, and its surrounding area, hunting for clues left by historic and legendary characters of the city, from colonial times and forward. Discover secret passages, remote beaches, underground structural remnants, tribal societies and social practices of an age long gone, and ancient cultures still in existence today, that many are not aware of.
I’ve never toured Savannah, but (author) Tarrin Lupo’s work has developed a fascination in me for it. So, it’s now on my must tour list. The book presents a brilliant setting for an educational adventure of the hair-raising sort.
Dr. Tarrin P. Lupo is an Artisanal Self Publisher, a long-time supporter of animal adoption, and a freedom activist. Further information on the author, as well as purchasing his books, is available on the author’s website, at lupolit.com.