Tales of Larkin: Hawthorn's Discovery

Tales of Larkin: Hawthorn's Discovery

by Alan W Harris

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Overview

Imagine hiking through a quiet forest with a hawk circling above the leafy boughs, beetles crawling across a log, a lizard darting under a fallen leaf, everything peaceful and serene—unless you are an inch tall. Then ants are the size of bulldogs and many times stronger; spiders become giant monsters; snakes are as big and threatening as a freight train barreling off the tracks, and lizards are dragons running amuck.

Hawthorn’s Discovery is the story of a young Larkin, a member of a tribe of people one inch tall, facing these very threats in the forest. Hawthorn has gone on his first hunt with other warriors from his tribe to supply the clan with the winter’s kill of the giant mooflon (mouse). After the successful hunt, the warriors are attacked by Renegades, brutal enemies who steal their hard-won quarry and capture Hawthorn and his friends to work in their slave mines. Separated from his friends, badly injured, and left to die on a red ant nest, Hawthorn is dramatically rescued—by someone he can’t identify from a tribe of which he has never heard. While recovering from his injuries, Hawthorn is bewildered by this new society’s total commitment to obeying its god. They seek the Maker’s will in all they do, pray about all their needs, and actively love their enemies. Through the Maker’s answers to their faithful prayers, their culture is advanced beyond that of the Larkin or the Renegades.

The story reaches its exciting climax as Hawthorn and his Makerian friends enter the Renegade stronghold in a daring rescue of Hawthorn’s friends from the Renegade slave mines. With humor and fast-paced adventure, Hawthorn’s Discovery promotes good character and the vision of a culture totally dependant on and obedient to their Maker, inspiring believers to seek God more actively in prayer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998667706
Publisher: Fruitful Tree Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Series: Tales of Larkin , #1
Edition description: this new edition contains an appendix with chapter questions for discussions
Pages: 486
Sales rank: 789,457
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Alan Harris is a veterinarian in private practice near Columbia, South Carolina. He and his wife of over forty-one years have home schooled their six children for twenty-seven years.
Always a lover of plants, animals, and the out-of-doors, Dr. Harris was in veterinary medical school at Auburn, Alabama, when he was inspired by a three-step waterfall in a small creek. The seeds of Hawthorn's Discovery were sown. The story was completed over twenty years later at the demand of his children, who at the end of every chapter always asked, "What happens next, Dad?"
It is Dr. Harris's hope that this book will bring families together, as it has his own, in fun-filled, exciting evenings of read-aloud adventure, and that it will stimulate thought-provoking discussions on character development and living out one's faith in the world.

Table of Contents

Contents

A Special Note to My Readers . . . . . . iv

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi

1. The Keep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

2. The Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

3. Ambush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

4. The Long Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

5. Renegade Captives . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

6. The History Lesson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

7. New Truth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

8. The Rescuers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

9. Tobin the Flyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

10. Mr. Weasel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156

11. Stillwaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170

12. Reunion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

13. On The Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

14. The Lair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216

15. Makerian Hospitality . . . . . . . . . . . 233

16. Before The Council . . . . . . . . . . . . 256

17. The Wompus Rat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

18. Scouting The Lair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297

19. Deliverance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318

20. Escape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334

21. Floppy And Wretch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351

22. The Three Battles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367

23. The Last Fight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383

24. Loose Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406

25. farewells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420

Appendix A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430

About the Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456

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