The Cavern

The Cavern

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Overview

One misstep traps Gregory in a fantastic prehistoric cavern populated with fierce Jurassic relicts and a society of ancient nomads who think he's a god.

One misstep changes Gregory's outing into a terrifying fight for survival in a cavern that originated in Jurassic time. He discovers a civilization whose savage ancestors were trapped inside by a glacier 30,000 years ago. The people are diminished in size by their lengthy confinement and have come to believe the cavern is the extent of the universe. Gregory encounters beautiful Valea, chained as a sacrifice to Mohk'wa, the Death God. She thinks Gregory is a giant god and fears she will again be sacrificed if she returns to Stonehaven without joining in fireseasoning rites with him. They meet Driggett, a gnomish man from Lower Rockworld who becomes Gregory's closest friend and ally. Together they battle the priests of the Bat God who perceive Gregory as a threat to their dominance. War ensues, pitting minions of the Bat God and their Crystal warriors against citizens of Rockworld. Mohk'was lurk in many of the halls, wreaking mayhem on all in their path. Through it all, Gregory searches for a way back to the outside world, one that may not exist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595190270
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/24/2001
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsix
Chapter 1Trapped1
Chapter 2Discovery13
Chapter 3Noctiluca18
Chapter 4Inheritance24
Chapter 5A Small Sighting33
Chapter 6Hall of the Mohk'Wa40
Chapter 7Mohk'Wa46
Chapter 8Uneasy Truce50
Chapter 9Reluctant God59
Chapter 10A Meeting of Minds71
Chapter 11Plan81
Chapter 12Offensive89
Chapter 13Trek98
Chapter 14Summit112
Chapter 15Diplomatic Intrigue122
Chapter 16Wait139
Chapter 17Crystal Dreamer151
Chapter 18Crystal Death159
Chapter 19Art of Revenge178
Chapter 20Crawlway190
Chapter 21Crystal Welcome200
Chapter 22Stones of War211
Chapter 23Spores of Failure222
Chapter 24Shotai230
Chapter 25Skirmish251
Chapter 26Birth of a Hero260
Chapter 27Temple of the Sun God276
Chapter 28Confession288
Chapter 29Ruby and Diamond300
Chapter 30Vedetta320
Chapter 31Banestone Hall328
Chapter 32Arrival342
Chapter 33Banestone350
Chapter 34Lessons in Terror367
Chapter 35Hunters and Hunted377
Chapter 36Aftermath of a Hollow Victory400
Chapter 37Abducted406
Chapter 38Revenge of the Crystal Master416
Chapter 39Battle of the Gods428
Chapter 40Sweet Sorrow433
About the Author441

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Cavern 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a thrill ride that makes 'Jurassic Park' look like 'Scooby Doo'. The author gives you exciting information about the geology of the earth and dinosaurs by weaving it seemlessly into the story. He/she has created a world much like Tolkein did - leaving you wishing that it 'really' existed. I would love to see a movie made from this book - but I doubt it would do the book justice!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book and was surprised to find such a well written book by an author I had never read before. The characters are well developed and fun. There is plenty of adventure and very descriptive cavern life. I enjoyed it and hope to read more by the author.