I really like the part of the book where the main character, who has gotten all beat up and come to a dead end, is taken to an out-of-the-way place whose inhabitants have their act together and get along peacefully with each other and their environment. There is usually a really great bath involved:
- Aunt Beast in A Wrinkle In Time
- Medwyn in The Book of Three
- The Greeny Gorillas in Zahrah the Windseeker
A training montage early on and an oasis like this later in the book… that would make me so happy.