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A Light through the Cave

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If rocks could speak, what would they say?

If a bird is killed, how can he live?

What can four kids do against an army?

How can a slave possibly help?

Kentucky, 1836. Joshua and Marie were only going to tour Mammoth Cave. Amanda and Steven were only going for a picnic. Only the way out didn’t lead out. It led in. In to another world where they were desperately needed to save the lives of dozens of women and children. But it wasn’t what they thought. It wasn’t against an army. The army only wanted them to fight…  something else. Something worse. Something worse than their worst nightmares. Will they defeat it? Can it even be defeated? Will the rocks cry out to help them? And where is that glowing bird, the one they saw killed, the one who lit up the sky not long after? The only one who can get them back home. Will he come?

Join Joshua, Marie, Amanda and Steven in their first Verduran adventure. Or maybe their last adventure. Anywhere.

Here’s what readers are saying:

“I’m not a huge fan of sci-fi or fantasy, but Gordon Saunders is quickly bringing me around in his latest novel, A Light Through the Cave. I loved the concept right from the start, especially the world Saunders created…the one in which his characters become trapped. But I also loved the historical element, the contrast between the opening setting and where the story ends up, and the adventure elements that kept me turning the pages long after I should have been asleep. Highly recommend!” (An educator)


“I would classify this as belonging to the Historical Fantasy genre, because of the setting, but it’s so much more than that because it’s also a parable and a metaphor for a much older tale….

“It’s also a statement. One that we all know well, especially in today’s time. The way Mr. Saunders presents this ethical dilemma, through the use of reversal of roles is simply brilliant….

“…it’s an original story… and it follows the theme of fantasy to the letter, changing the original tale to something we can chew on today, and casting it into a light we can understand in a different way, but a familiar one.” Don N., Reviewer

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