“You search for treasure?” Salamon gave me a sorrowful look. “What a shame if you should find it.
“Your quest would be over,” he said. “And then what? As if a fortune could make up for the bother of gaining it. No, no, my lad: the journey is the treasure.”
Just before his death, author Lloyd Alexander completed one final book, The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio, published posthumously in 2007. In many ways, the book is classic Lloyd Alexander: a journey and a quest that does not go quite the way the quester or the reader expects, complete with a poem, stories within stories, wordplay, and a love story that does not go entirely the way that the lovers expect.