Connie Lionheart In The Gorgon's Gaze

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Have you ever looked a gorgon in the eye? Connie Lionheart did and survived. Connie Lionheart is a courageous young girl who just so happens to be the main character in Julia Golding’s second book, The Gorgon’s Gaze in her enviromental, fantasy series, The Companions Quartet. Connie, her aunt and friends are in a rush against humanity to save mythical creatures and the environment from extinction. They are in a never ending war to stop the shape shifting creature Kullervo's from wiping out humanity. I believe you can only have courage if you have friends to be courageous with. I believe courage isn’t just doing dangerous stuff, but believing enough in your friends to stand with you in dangerous times. When you think of courage you most likely think of people who fought in a war, …show more content…

One of those people is Connie Lionheart. In The Gorgon's Gaze she ran into Kullervo's base without a plan to save Col when she saw him under Kullervo's control. She sacrificed herself for the sake of Col out of the compassion of her heart. In the third book in the series, The Minotaurs Mines, Connie stumbles upon a minotaur and hundreds of injured creatures living in forgotten tin mines. She is horrified that they are living down there forgotten by all, even by The Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures. She is even more horrified when the minotaur tells her that she is the only one who can heal them, as the only Universal Companion, but at the end of the book she figures out how she can heal them. Using her power to connect with any creature she used the power of the Trustees to heal them all. Using the compassion of her heart and her inner strength she was able to hold a bond with all of the creatures. We always say “we need more compassion”, but what do we do, nothing. The key to compassion is courage. And to have courage we need good friends to stand by you, and good friends to stand

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