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The Prince and the Blight

The Dream Keeper Saga Book 2

Book 2 in the Dream Keeper Saga - an adventure novel series for kids 8-12 with Christian Themes.

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It’s been a month since 12-year-old Lily McKinley was whisked away to the Somnium Realm to rescue her father, and although she’s overjoyed to have him home, she can’t leave the magical world behind. The glowing stone pendant that transported her is now bringing strange creatures to life against her will, with her paper-mache pterodactyl and even scrambled eggs suddenly moving about on their own. Lily tries to pretend that everything is normal, but when her friend Cedric the dragon appears to tell her that an illness has taken over the kingdom, troubling questions haunt her. Where is Prince Pax? If he can save the Somnium Realm like he did before, why won’t he stop the blight? Lily and her friends must return to Castle Iridyll to find out.

In this sequel to The Dragon and the Stone, Kathryn Butler takes kids 8-12 on an unforgettable adventure that mixes fantasy with biblical concepts. As young readers join Lily's exciting quest, they'll explore what it means to trust in God's faithfulness, even when he feels distant.

- Ideal for kids 8-12 and Families: Includes kids’ favourite fantasy and adventure elements with imaginative new characters and settings they’ll love

- Christian Themes: This exciting story invites readers into deep conversations about the gospel and theological issues including hope, evil, and salvation

- Book 2 in the Dream Keeper Saga by Kathryn Butler

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  • Map

  • Chapter 1: The Pterodactyl
    Chapter 2: Home
    Chapter 3: Jailbreak!
    Chapter 4: The Dragon in the Kitchen
    Chapter 5: Back to the Realm
    Chapter 6: Lost in the Storm
    Chapter 7: The Bear
    Chapter 8: Muzzytown
    Chapter 9: The Flying Emerald
    Chapter 10: The Voyage Begins
    Chapter 11: Shipwrecked
    Chapter 12: Castle Iridyll
    Chapter 13: The Tenth Spire
    Chapter 14: The Apprenticeship
    Chapter 15: Scallywag
    Chapter 16: Merlin
    Chapter 17: The New Captain
    Chapter 18: Northward
    Chapter 19: Ash Canyon
    Chapter 20: The Burning Valley
    Chapter 21: Nightshade
    Chapter 22: The Sea of Oblivion
    Chapter 23: The Sovran Merrow
    Chapter 24: A Light in the Darkness
    Chapter 25: The Prince
    Chapter 26: The Draught
    Chapter 27: The Promise
    Chapter 28: Endings and Beginnings

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Age range: 8+
Contributors Kathryn Butler
ISBN 9781433579516
Format Paperback
First published August 2022
Dimensions 140mm x 216mm x 24mm
Weight 0.36 kg
Language English
Pages 336
Publisher Crossway

James D. Witmer

Managing Editor,; author, A Year in the Big Old Garden, Beside the Pond, and The Strange New Dog

The stakes are high when Lily is called back to the realm of dreams, and her questions and fears will feel surprisingly true to life for young readers. Fortunately, so will the magic. A worthy companion to the first adventure!

Théa Rosenburg

Blogger, Little Book, Big Story

Though Lily returns to the Realm and finds it marred by darkness, her story is an adventure of the best and brightest kind. Beautiful, honest, redemptive, and true, this book is sure to win a spot in the hearts of those who love the Chronicles of Narnia and the Wingfeather Saga. I can’t wait to see where Kathryn Butler steers her series next!

Erin Davis

Revive Our Hearts; author of Fasting and Feasting and Beyond Bath Time

My favorite thirty minutes of every day are the moments before bed when I gather with my sons to read great stories. Our hearts connect as our imaginations are unlocked by the characters and adventures described on each page. Kathryn Butler’s excellent book, The Prince and the Blight, is a book we will read together again and again. Riveting storytelling meets meaningful themes in this treasure. Make room on your bookshelf. Your family will love—and grow through—this fantastical series.

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