The following preview comes from the first TCoG book's third chapter, after Johyvalla leaves her adopted zebra family in Equeslia, not knowing where to go at first, mainly due to the fact that she has no idea what kind of flightless bird she is. Looking for a sign, she follows a dragonfly towards the nearby town of Nalka and sings this song from her heart:
I must pick up some courage
I should listen to my heart now
I have always heard that life has so many paths, yet no one says how they seem to play out
I should probably encounter things that may make me feel calm or make me want to shout.
Yes, the world just seems to be so big to roam
Perfect setting…to find my true home
Somewhere in this world, I know there are others like me
When I see them for the first time in my life, my heart will fill with glee
Oh, how I will feel ultimate happiness at last! Feeling safe under a house, maybe a dome!
I’m on a journey for…my true home!