Eager to learn of different cultures and experience similar adventures told by mariners and recounted in story books young Dave embarks on a voyage beyond his shore to some outreach islands. Curiosity draws him to search for an uncharted island only to discover he is stuck in another realm, another zone, within the mystical Devil's Triangle.
Unable to return, his adventure soon turns into a struggle to survive over the forces of darkness as he must confront three diabolical creatures that seek to destroy him.
Awakening to the realization of his destiny and the fulfillment of a legend he must overcome each nemesis in order to liberate a town held hostage and attain his safe passage home.
The experience transforms Dave into a mature young man coming to grips with his humanity and secure in spirituality with the forces that be.
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Tail of the Dragon by Maxwell Wrieter has all of the elements of a classic adventure, seamlessly fused with deeper thematic elements. On the surface, it is a story of adventure and survival; beneath the surface plot, it is the story of a young man’s growth, and the maturity that he gains by coming to grips with his humanity and by becoming comfortable with his spirituality. Seventeen year old Dave dreams of exploring the Cadena De Perlas, remote islands that he has read about in adventure books; “… I’d like to see the natives, a different culture, a different life.” He sails into a “mist of possibilities,” filled with the boyish idealism that quickly fades as his journey turns out differently than he anticipated. When Dave finds himself in another realm within Devil’s Triangle, he must struggle to survive as he faces diabolical creatures. Dave prays as he prepares to descend into White Mountain and enter into the desert, a place that is filled with vermin and beasts; “Give me strength, keep me from wavering and doubting Your presence. Help me to defeat these monsters.” As Dave wages an outer battle with monsters, the true battle is the one that is going on within. Dave is irrevocably changed by his experience, transforming from a dependent boy into an independent young man; his innocence, reckless confidence, and naiveté are replaced by maturity, humility, and thankfulness for being alive. He is no longer an innocent child and his character is no longer shaped by fishing yarns and adventure stories, but from the world around him and his own life experiences. Tail of the Dragon is a riveting story that will keep appeal to a broad range of readers and keep them hooked from cover to cover. It has all of the excitement of an epic with a modern tone that will appeal to readers today. Wrieter’s novel is truly unforgettable.