What happens when a motherless young girl named Willowmena stumbles over Merloo, a fairy with a broken wing, and the two become unlikely companions in a land where friendship is virtually unknown? Accompanied by a magical rhinoceros with a flashing red eye, a mute price, and relentlessly pursued by the Miner of the Dark Pass, the stalwart band of travelers embark on a heroic journey through the dusty Land of Bleak. In search of the purple Mountains of Tune, and with occasional aid from some of Bleak's surprising residents, Willowmena and her friends each seek something they require to help them return to the world beyond. Will they each achieve their goal? Will they all survive the harsh world in which they find themselves? Told by an Observer who bears witness to their adventure, Willowmena's Quest is a tale of courage, nobility, and redemption,reminding us of the hero that resides in us all.