Christopher looked up and gasped as his heart plummeted to his feet. For over the arched entrance to the cavern was a sign, written in bold, black letters. It read, 'Abandon hope, all you who enter here. Determined to avenge himself for the wrongs he suffered at the hand of King Kurios, Apollyon—The Dragon Outside—lies in wait to snatch any who are foolish enough or rebellious enough to venture into his domain. Once they are there, he imprisons them, brutally forcing them into a life of slave labor, where nothing awaits them but death. When 12-year-old Christopher foolishly vaults over the protective wall that protects his hometown of Chesalon, he becomes the dragon's prey. And the time has come for the king to set in place a daring plan to bring the captives home. Unable to escape from the dungeon on his own, Christopher is in desperate need of a hero. But will Prince Arnion arrive in the nether lands before Christopher's impulsive nature condemns him forever to the dragon's lair? Will he succeed in carrying out the king's plan? If so, at what cost? Or will the prince, himself, fall victim to Apollyon's insatiable quest for revenge? Join Deana Carmack as she skillfully crafts a fantasy novel that contains a spiritual message about God's love for each of his children despite the lies of The Dragon Outside.
©2010 Deana Carmack (P)2010 Tate
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