Cliff is afraid to go to school. He feels defenseless against Larry, a member of the varsity football team, who taunts him every day. Cliff’s motivation to attend school is Barbara, his Christian love interest. As a non-Christian, Cliff is only interested in Barbara’s caring and loyal nature.
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This engrossing historical novel from Sabine Baring-Gould is set in early medieval Wales and recounts the invasion of that nation under the direction of King Henry I. During the coup, the religious leader Pabo is the target of an intense manhunt due to his long history of abusing his power.
His strong feelings for Barbara don’t stop Cliff from pursuing an older woman who lures him into an underground labyrinth where he meets a 77-year-old sorcerer, Max. Max invites him to become his apprentice. Cliff accepts as a means to defeat Larry, the bullying athlete.
When the stocky Larry notices Cliff’s new powers, he seeks out and finds the entrance to the labyrinth. The boys thirst for control sends them into a battle Cliff will never forget. Will he realize Barbara’s Christian beliefs are real and accept the Lord