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   Cavern, The, by Allen Mabra  
  Novel, first publication in October 2001
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      One misstep changes Gregory’s outing into a terrifying fight for survival in a cavern that originated in Jurassic time. He discovers a civilization whose savage ancestors were trapped inside by a glacier 30,000 years ago. The people are diminished in size by their lengthy confinement and have come to believe that the cavern is the extent of the universe. Gregory encounters beautiful Valea, chained as a sacrifice to the Death Gods, the Mohk’was, a relict herd of predatory dinosaurs dating back to the Jurassic. Valea believes Gregory is a giant god and fears she will again be sacrificed to the Mohk’wa if she returns to Stonehaven without joining in fireseasoning rites with him. They meet Driggett, a gnomish man from Lower Rockworld who becomes Gregory’s closest friend and ally. Together they battle the priests of the Bat God who fear Gregory will be a threat to their dominance. War ensues, pitting minions of the Bat God and their Crystal warriors against citizens of Rockworld. Mohk’was lurk in many of the halls, wreaking mayhem on all in their path. Through it all, Gregory searches for a way back to the outside world, one that may not exist.

    "The Cavern" is a thoughtful story, and an adventurous one. At certain moments, I thought it would make an even better film, and perhaps someday it will become one. I am actually saddened to see it end.” – Jade Walker, former editor of Inscriptions Magazine.

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