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  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Allen Mabra (March 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989156516
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989156516
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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About the Author

Allen Mabra was born in Ft. Worth, Texas and graduated from T. C. U. with a bachelor degree in a double major; Geology/Biology. A thirty-one year career in the energy business ensued during which he and wife, Joy, raised four children. They moved extensively as his career advanced. They lived in Tyler, TX, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Anchorage, AK, Los Angeles, CA and spent a short time in Sydney, Australia. He explored for oil, gas and coal during his pursuit, became a VP of Exploration for the Arco International Company and also headed a computer group aimed at expedition of exploration. Allen began writing fiction novels after he retired from the energy business. He and Joy live in Carlsbad, California and now have ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

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My name is Allen Mabra. I hold a double major B.A. degree from T. C. U. in Geology/Biology and spent thirty plus years in the oil business with Sinclair Oil and Arco Oil. I retired from Arco in 1985 and have written five Sct-Fi, Fantasy novels since then. I married Joy in 1947 and we have four children, ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. I like music and have played the guitar and keyboard for seventy years. I like humor and use it extensively in my novels. My characters are not from life as we know it but I try to be true to the characters as I see them in their environments. My latest novel is "Taylok," a prequil to "The Cavern."
"Taylok" is a story of courage and bravery in a young girl blinded during a sacrificial ceremony. The Nehwisna band of nomads, of whom she is one, has been stranded inside the cavern for thousands of years and suffered environmental and evolutionary changes. Taylok's story is one girl's way of dealing with her handicap and environment. She is hailed as a heroine by some, a witch by others.

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I could tell from the beginning this story was going to take me to incredible adventures. I was not disappointed! Every page promised another journey. Every word described a world of intrigue, excitement, beauty and danger. At one point, I did attempt to close my eyes to avoid the inevitable ending of a brutal sacrifice, however, I got brave and shivered through it. Taylok's ability to endure and emerge a tiny hero in the cavern was nail biting and finally supremely satisfying! If you want to increase your vocabulary and your geological knowledge and you have been longing for a mental leap into the depths of the cavern, this is definitely the book for you!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roger B. Mabra on April 28, 2013
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An interesting prolog to the life of Taylok before she meets "Fronds'wa" and the others from the previous books. A lifetime struggle to sustain her life in the direst of circumstances and the ultimate escape into the life that we already knew about.
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