The Dragon's Lair (The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme)

By Elizabeth Haydon

The Dragon's Lair, the 3rd quantity in Elizabeth Haydon's critically-acclaimed The misplaced Journals of Ven Polypheme sequence for heart grade readers, is now on hand with a gorgeous new cover.

Barely at some point after satisfying his moment venture for King Vandemere as Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, younger Charles Magnus Ven Polypheme―known as Ven―is off on one other experience. to maintain them secure from the wrath of the Thief Queen, whose rage at their break out from the Gated urban is aware no bounds, the king sends Ven and his associates on a massive mission.

Their trip takes them throughout a wondrous land packed with marvels―and risk. For the venture the king entrusts to Ven is a fragile one: to find the reason for a dispute among warring kingdoms. regrettably for Ven, the reply leads him instantly into the lair of a really indignant dragon…

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They lectured him approximately accountability, and informed him back they'd go back once they can. Then they grew to become to depart one ultimate time. in basic terms to discover the newborn dragon at their heels once more. The wyrmling understood the plan for the Exodus. He understood his desire for security, and for the protection of the knowledge within the library. He understood the possibility within the mountains of Northland. He simply did not care. as the Nain have been his family members. He was once a baby, an boy or girl through dragon degree, and he didn't desire to be separated from them for any cause. Dragons suppose every thing extra intensely than men—jealousy, greed, loyalty, anger and love. Ganrax enjoyed the Nain up to his personal existence, and believed they enjoyed him that a lot besides. It used to be his nice fact. That used to be extra vital to him than his defense, than his project, than his treasure. So attempt as they may, the Nain couldn't get him to stick within the cave. eventually, whilst it grew to become transparent that Ganrax's endurance could live longer than their very own, the Nain consulted with one another, and decided that all started a battle. They again to the mouth of the cave, taking part in chase and tag and different video games with the wyrmling. Ganrax used to be excited, and fortunately took half in these video games. Then, as a "reward" for profitable the final of his video games, the Nain took a handful of kiran berries and tossed them down the tunnel earlier the mouth of the cave. the newborn dragon scampered after them, and whereas he used to be retrieving his prize, the Nain rolled a major boulder over the hole. Trapping him within. Then they went domestic. i don't recognize in the event that they may well pay attention the bleating of the little dragon, the scratching on the rock partitions that were outfitted to be a fort, the cries and the wailing, as they walked away. it really is demanding to visualize that they can now not, for the earth itself shook with them. Trapped by myself, within the darkness of the tunnel, the dragon screamed and known as and begged till the floor wept tears of moisture throughout him. ultimately, while he was once exhausted, the dragon fell silent, and waited, realizing in his center that the Nain might switch their minds and are available again for him. He waited and waited and waited, as you'll stay up for the sunlight to come back up if sunrise didn't holiday if you happen to anticipated it to. however the in simple terms factor that got here was once silence. And it hasn't ever left. i don't be aware of what occurred to these 3 Nain explorers—whether they died at the as far back as Northland or now not. The Exodus took for much longer than any of the Nain leaders had deliberate, and hence, decades, centuries even, had handed sooner than the inhabitants ultimately arrived of their new domestic. And once they did, not one of the 3 who had equipped the lair have been with them. So finally whilst the Nain got here searching for the dragon that they had left at the back of, the mum or dad in their heritage, the keeper in their wisdom, rather than a pleased reunion they have been greeted now not with the knowledge they'd remembered, yet with the acid and fiery breath of scarnag, a deadly disease who now hated them. With every one passing day the hatred has grown, Nain, until eventually it fills the total cave.

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