Cheetaka, Queen of Giants
The Giant Lands are in turmoil. Queen Cheetaka, the wise ruler of the Purple Mountains Land must stop egoistic Druaka, cruel Trimo and evil magician Mamahak from enslaving the good, peaceful giants. She must also restore the brave human girl, Tara, to her own world. More
When nine year old Tara is hurtled into Giant Land, she is not the only one amazed. The giants too are astounded to see a human being in the flesh; they believed humans were fictitious creatures, found in story books.
The greatest ruler of the Giant Lands is Queen Cheetaka who believes, 'With Strength comes Responsibility'. She takes Tara into her care and soon Tara and her son, Montek, are good friends. Queen Cheetaka is determined to restore Tara to her own world, for which she takes the help of a wise, old giant, Aaloma.
After six centuries of peace, trouble is brewing in the Giant Lands. Druaka, a weak and egoistic ruler and his ambitious son, Trimo, have broken the ancient law banning magic. Worse, along with evil magician Mamahak, they are convinced Tara is a powerful magician. They want to capture her, and gain her 'magic powers.'
Aaloma finds the way to the human world. It goes through the Black Forest, the Ice Lands, and the Great Waterfalls, all of which are extremely hazardous.
To enslave the Giant lands, Mamahak starts giving potions to Trimo’s soldiers, to give them abnormal strength and a lust for blood and gore.
Queen Cheetaka knows Trimo has to be stopped before he has an army of such giants, or Mighty beasts as he calls them. She trains her soldiers, and learns magic, though she is aware of its dangers. Does not magic often enslave the magician?
She confronts Trimo’s forces with a handful of soldiers in the Black Forest. But in the midst of all that danger, she does not forget Tara.
1. The animal was now below the tree and Tara saw it was a lion. It was much larger than the largest elephant she had ever seen and it continued to let out one angry roar after another.
“Oh no! Not a lion! What shall I do?” Montek murmured and roughly pushed his fingers through his hair. He did this whenever he was upset or excited. He was usually careful with Tara on his head but now, in his terror, he forgot she was there. Tara didn’t have the time to grab anything. She was on top of Montek’s head one minute and in the next minute she was plucked out and falling to the ground. The fall was swift. She landed on the grass close to the roaring lion.
2. Labmar tested the water from the stream. It was pure. Except for Shirab, everyone else filled their water gourds with the water and drank quantities of it. Unlike the water from other streams which was a little bitter and had a faint odour, this water was cool and sweet.
The soldiers, except for Shirab, were all in great pain within minutes. They had severe muscle cramps.. He helplessly watched as the soldiers, Labmar included, huddled down like string-less puppets on the rocks.
One of the soldiers was in such great pain that he was rolling on the ground. Afraid that he was fall into the stream or cut himself on the sharp rocks, Shirab moved him to the flat rocks away from the stream. Almost immediately, the soldier’s restless movements reduced and within minutes he sat up, free from pain.
“How did you recover?”Shirab asked the soldier, who looked equally puzzled.
Shirab suddenly decided, “Let’s move them here! They may get better if we move them here!”
It worked. As soon as the soldiers moved away, they recovered.