This story of saving a magical forest from dying of pollution could be seen as a metaphore for the task mankind is facing. Children and youth try to save the Earth; not only for their own sake, but for the sake of all living creatures – even Gaia herself.
How would you feel when you were a boy of sixteen and would find yourself responsible for your sick little sister and glum twin sisters, raging in their puberty? In an unspeakable country? In a mountainous landscape, ridden by storm and rain, no telecommunication, no train, no car? Yet they were called upon and arrived at the right spot. Called by a forest. A dying forest. Not foreseen was the sudden absence of the father, nor the bad weather. Their almost fatal nightly ride through deserted mountains, the landslide, the doctors in the hospital… it were all necessary contributions to the saving of a magical wood. Elfswood. The four children discover who they are and why they are doing what they are doing. They happen to become the primal cause of a chain of events with no end. They fall in love, they are more brave than they could imagine, they become part of a ever expanding circle of sincere people. Young and old. The magic events that continue to happen are actually the results of growing consciousness and making choices. Not only of the human participants; many elemental beings and guardian spirits experience changes that overturn all their former beliefs. The greatest miracle of all is the materializing of a Deva. This guardian spirit of the Willow is endorsed in its female aspects by the love for a human boy: Michael. She manifests herself as a girl and they become lovers.