Another fascinating novel of “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” series by İsmet Bertan. which tells a friendship saga that takes place in Cappadocia, the central part of Anatolia famous with its fairy chimneys.
Thousands of years ago, there were five courageous friends from Kanuşti living in the Land of the White Horses in the unique geography formed by the fairy chimneys in Central Anatolia. Kosraş in love with the beautiful Muşela was a famous rider as well as being well known for the horses he bred. The tall and stout ironmonger Şutiyu who was the favourite of women because of the beautiful beads and jewellery he made was in love with the beautiful and very talented Şula. Şula’s lazy brother was in love with music. During the preparations for the Kubaba Festival, Aryo, the son of the neighbouring Golat Satrap changes the lives of these five friends in an unforeseen manner. They need the help of the gods as well as that of the chief oracle of the Şurhum Temple to save Muşela tricked and kidnapped by Aryo from becoming a slave.