Synopsis for the book:
The clash between good and evil.
The Lord of Darkness deep within the caverns of the earth sets his soldiers into action to thwart all living kind and bring their spirit into the chambers deep with the core of mother earth. Once there he will torment them for all time hence. The ancients of past times clash with the Dark Lord through and old Indian worrier using the living light energy of all creatures and humankind. The Dark lord causes a shift in the earths
Crust deep within the ocean creating a tidal wave that he directs at the land where the Indian carries out his defiance against him. Having the tidal wave countered by a massive asteroid thrown against it by the Indian sends the Dark Lord into such a rage, that he sends his soldiers to purge the land of all living kinds, especially humankind.
Jude in his wonderings meets within the caves of the earth a dwarf names Pathfinder and outcast who through the ages has been hunted down by man and now is near extinction and never leaves the darkness of his caves and passages in the earth unless at night. They befriend each other and he learns about the power of five bright shining stones that came into Jude’s possession by accident, or so he thinks. Leaving their sanctuary within the earth, they set out on their quest to battle with the Lord of Darkness. Their adventures are many, befriending a dog crossed with a wolf who leads them to others on a similar quest. The three young men and their own wolf after having their own worrisome adventures unite with Jude and Pathfinder. The Lord of Darkness infuriated by his thwarted attempts to stop those carrying out the quest drives all his warriors hard to collect and destroy all living things and bring their souls into the deep cavers within the earth. The awakening has begun…
The story covers the journey of these persons and their faithful animals and on their meeting an old ancient proverb, that each has dreamt at one time or another sends them into action to enter the Kingdome of the Dark Lord. How they are going to thwart this enemy is unknown to them. Once in the tunnels and caverns deep within Mother Earth the battle to survive what the Dark Lord throws at them is all but impossible. With only the mellow light from the five stones of life that they carry, it keeps the darkness at bay, and helps make this underground world bearable for these brave souls.
Each member of the group has had to overcome barrier after barrier, put their way by the Dark Lord within his darkest realms. Until one last barrier puts them in despair, and conflict and confusions divide them. It is only when the youngest of their group brings understanding of the proverb to them that reunite them once more. A way to beat the Lord of Darkness emerges…it may be flimsy, only a chance of success but the odds are unbearable to think of failure. With no weapons, no special powers, and Jude using only his wits and understanding of how greed drives one forward he stands in front of the greatest power on earth and beyond, The Dark Lord.
How he will fare within the next few seconds, he has no real idea...but he holds his head high and speaks his words…
Earth is quiet, every living soul, every soldier of the Dark Lord and the trillions of trapped souls within these deep dark graves wait…
Jude’s trickery traps the Dark Lord within his own darkness where he will wonder in circles for all time. Loosing all his powers over the trapped souls, they break their bonds freeing themselves. Jude with the stones held in his hand sees the living families of his group and gives them their locations. With their quest over they all go their separate ways…except Jude and Pathfinder who start on a new adventure themselves.