Secret of the Labyrinth (The Temple of the Blind #5) by Brian Harmon
What secrets lie hidden beyond the City of the Blind?
Far beneath the streets of Briar Hills lies an enormous temple of stone. Ancient secrets are buried within its walls…along with countless and unspeakable horrors. Now the time has come for the temple to finally fulfill its awesome purpose.
…and it all began with a wooden box…
Urged onward by the mysterious Sentinel Queen, Albert, Brandy and Nicole venture ever deeper into the Temple of the Blind…and into the greatest danger they have yet faced. Before them stands the labyrinth. Endless miles of twisting passageways and perilous chambers stand between them and the exit, and with Albert’s box of clues finally exhausted, they will have to navigate the dark corridors all but blind. But can they find their way out before it is too late? Time is ticking as a dangerous beast stalks them with murderous intent.
Meanwhile, Wayne has escaped with Olivia from the vast, corpse-infested forest known as the Wood and is now determined to return to the friends he left behind. Though he is hours behind Albert, Brandy and Nicole, he must somehow catch up and warn them that all may not be as it seems. With Olivia at his side and their new friend, Andrea, along for the trip, he sets out once more on the long, hard journey back to the City of the Blind, hoping he can find them before it is too late.
As the morning approaches, decisions will have to be made. Someone is lying to them. Is it the mysterious old man who aided Wayne in his search for Olivia? Or is it the motherly Sentinel Queen? Together, the six of them must decide who to trust. The very fate of the world may hinge on the actions they choose to take.
About 85,000 words.