The Fountain of Eden: A Myth of Birth, Death, and Beer

      Dan H Kind
The Fountain of Eden: A Myth of Birth, Death, and Beer

Mythical mayhem transpires in a Virginia tourist town when a beer brewed with the Water of Life hits the streets.It's not so bad getting yourself blown up eight times a day for the slack-jawed tourists, at least to Jack Whiskey's thinking. He's lived in Eden, Virginia, his whole life, and colonial reenactment is all he knows. Being the town "alchemist" is what he does. Well, that and drink beer at the Olde Eden Taphouse...But Jack's dreamy life is upended when he discovers that fictional characters and beings straight out of world mythology roam the streets of Eden. Plus, there's a gang of American Indian Tricksters running around distributing a beer brewed with the Water of Life to every bar and corner store within city limits. The gods are never happy when people start attaining Eternal Life like it's every nobody's business (it always ends badly, usually for the people). Soon enough, the Cosmic Dancer will take notice and two-step existence right on out of existence to pave the way for a new, er, existence.But the residents of Eden aren't going down without a brawl. And with the (oftentimes questionable) help of mind-wielding Buddhist monks, mythological beings, and characters straight out of the classics, Jack embarks on a romp across mythical worlds—and must descend to the ancient Greek Underworld—to prevent the stomping out of the universe.And along the way discovers that he may have more in common with those Tricksters than he ever imagined possible.
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