The book publishing market is flooded with fiction, and one market that has its full share of titles is the “tween” genre of fantasy, science fiction, and tales based in history. But is such a market full? Not hardly. Why not? It’s because the best ideas in storytelling have yet to be told, and for the Christian tween market, the best ideas are those that are both faithful to the Christian faith and present a unique perspective not found in most stories.
The Bell Mountain Series from Storehouse Press represents such an innovative approach to fiction targeting a younger audience. Author, Lee Duigon, has created a thrilling tale about an adventurous trek to discover the greatness of the kingdom. In an era when most Christian fiction supports an “escapist” Christianity of living in fear of the last days, the Bell Mountain Series of books helps Christian children embrace the victorious message of the Gospel through a narrative that will keep them turning the pages.
The author believes that children should learn the greatness of God’s Kingdom and how it reigns over all other earthly kingdoms. This will help to provide Christian children with a framework for living a personally victorious faith as they better understand the purpose of God’s Word in their lives and how they are part of the winning team!
The Bell Mountain Series is sure to influence the way Christian fiction is written by presenting a victorious message of God’s Kingdom in history as His enemies are vanquished and His church helps to establish His dominion. A new generation of Christians are already being trained for cultural victory and novels like the Bell Mountain Series provide the much needed “narrative” to help children visualize that victory in an exciting and entertaining way.
Finally... Faithful Fiction that Reveals the Kingdom of God!
Introducing Bell Mountain, by Lee Duigon, the first novel from Chalcedon’s new label, Storehouse Press! The world is going to end … as soon as Jack and Ellayne ring the bell on top of Bell Mountain. No one has ever climbed the mountain, and no one has ever seen the bell. But the children have a divine calling to carry out the mission, and it sweeps them into high adventure.
For the world is already changing, and fast: legends come to life, strange beasts emerge from the forest, bandits and slave traders hunt the helpless, and war rumbles on the borderlands. The children must make their way through all these perils—not knowing that a professional killer has been sent to stop them.
For there are others who know the secret of the bell … a terrible secret, only hinted at in the sacred writings. But do they understand God’s plan any better than the children?
The world has been shaken to its foundations before. Will this be the final shaking?
The Second Volume of the Exciting Bell Mountain Series!
A world's future lies buried in its distant past. Barbarian armies swarm across the mountains, driven by a terrifying vision of a merciless war god on earth. While a nation rallies its defenses, a boy and a girl must find the holy writings that have been concealed for 2,000 years; and the man who was sent to kill them must now protect them at all costs.
For the bell on Bell Mountain has been rung, and God has heard-and He has loosed His spirit on the nations of a world that has forgotten Him.
While Jack and Ellayne search for that which has been so long hidden, armies clash, men's hearts change for good or evil, prophets speak, and miracles abound... and from the shadows of slavery emerges Obann's ancient line of kings.
In this sequel to Bell Mountain, see what the ringing of the legendary bell has unleashed upon a changing world.
Clergymen and outlaws, Heathen and believers, warriors and children-all now must struggle to survive. What was feared to be the ending of the world might prove to be the beginning of a new one.
Reading Level: Ages 10 and up
Can Obann be saved? Must the West's great city fall to the barbarians?
The Thunder King's vast army encamps against the city, a ring of fire and steel. But treason brews inside the city walls...
The tiny army of the Lord is on the march against the undefeated horde, in bold obedience to a divine command; but the boy king, Ryons, marches all alone across an empty land. The Lost Book of Scripture have been found, but they may be lost again before the human race can read them. And Jack and Ellayne have been captured by the Heathen.
Prophets rise up in unexpected places, unlikely men and women perform deeds of desperate courage, and fantastic monsters stalk the night -- while the Thunder King stretches forth his hand to seize the world.
Reading Level: Ages 10 and up
In the wake of a barbarian invasion, chaos sweeps across Obann. The boy king and his faithful chiefs try to restore order before the Heathen come again - not knowing that this time, the Thunder King himself will lead his armies.
The Great Temple lies in ruins, but another Temple has arisen in the East. And the heroes of Bell Mountain, Jack, Ellayne, and Martis, captured by the Heathen Griffs, are to be brought before the Thunder King.
What is the secret of the man behind the Thunder King's golden mask? Who is the girl from an unknown northern island, swept all the way down to Obann by a storm? What will be the fate of the new nation being born in the foothills of Bell Mountain?
Who will survive God's shaking of the world?
For the shaking of the kingdoms continues unabated...
The powers wielded by the men of ancient times destroyed all their cities in a single day. Will those powers now be turned against Obann?
There is a new Thunder King in the East, and new threats against the West. The City of Obann seethes with treason and plots against King Ryons - and an ignorant slave-boy must defend the rightful king's throne. And from the Lost Book of King Ozias emerges the first glimmer of God's promise of a Savior.
In an age of treason, with the Temple laid in ruins and no First Prester to lead it, what will be the fate of the man who betrayed the Temple to destruction? Will the nation turn to the New Temple in the East - or to the words of their God?
In the sixth installment of the Bell Mountain Series, God's judgment hangs over the great city of Obann; but in the endless maze of halls and corridors and offices inside the Palace, power-hungry men enter into secret dealings with Obann's archenemy, the Thunder King.
Queen Gurun and the boy who doubles for King Ryons; Jack, kidnapped from his home and forced to serve the traitors plotting against the rightful king; and a new lord of Obann's Temple, bearing a weapon with unthinkable powers of destruction... All are converging on the Palace.
For the first time in two thousand years, Obann will have a Coronation Day, and a king will wear his crown. But it is not the plotters' intention that he shall wear it for long.
In the seventh installment of the Bell Mountain Series...Can faith do what pride and power can’t? In obedience to God, the boy king, Ryons, with only half his tiny army, crosses the mountains to invade the Thunder King’s domains.
The new First Prester, Lord Orth, a man of peace, is called to lead a savage nation in a war for freedom and survival—and to deliver God’s word to Heathen peoples who have never known it.
At the top of Golden Pass, wealth beyond calculation lies waiting for whoever can take it. Will it be the king’s man, Baron Roshay Bault, or an unscrupulous lord with a renegade army behind him?
Confronted by perils they can barely understand, with no safe choices set before them, the heroes of Obann must risk their lives on the glass bridge that can only be crossed by faith.
King Ryons has led his tiny army into the heart of the Thunder King's dominion. Ahead lies the impregnable fortress of the enemy, defended by the destructive powers of the ancient world.
The First Prester, Lord Orth, continues his missionary work among the Heathen: for God has commanded him to establish a new Temple, one not made with human hands. But in the great city of Obann, they reject Orth's vision and seek to rebuild the old Temple with tainted gold amassed for the Thunder King by crime and violence.
In Ryons' absence, his enemies work to abolish his kingdom and restore the defeated Oligarchy. They now control a vast treasure in gold, to be used against the king, and no scruple hinders them. Can the boy king's few remaining loyalists stop them? Can they protect the kingdom until the king returns to claim it?
That is, it the king returns at all: for the way to the Thunder King's fortress is perilous beyond measure.
The Thunder King has been destroyed—or has he actually reappeared in Obann’s greatest city, to claim it as his prey?
In city and in forest, the boy king’s loyal servants struggle to preserve his throne. But it will be a long journey home for King Ryons and his army, while ambitious and unfaithful men scheme to take away his kingdom.
Nothing in the city of Obann is what it seems to be: evil masquerades as good, while good must hide behind a semblance of evil. The king’s chief spy must pose as the usurper’s trusted adviser—but will he be able to find the help he needs to mount a successful resistance?
For God has chosen Ryons to be king, and Ryons’ people must find friends in unexpected places.
Join the heroes of Bell Mountain as they fight for Ryons' throne!
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A silver trumpet sounds from the walls of the city, with tidings of unexpected joy: the Thunder Kind is dead, his empire destroyed, and the boy king, Ryons, whom all believed was dead, is coming home victorious. But no one can find the trumpeter. Was it a man of flesh and blood, or a messenger from Heaven?
For the first time in a thousand years, a ship sails to Obann from a forgotten land across the western sea, awakening an ancient terror. Will there be more ships? And will they come in peace or war?
But war, civil war, has already begun. The usurpers in the city have sent out an army to crush King Ryons' loyal subjects in the east, while turning to crime to secure their hold on the city.
And across the mountains, as Lord Orth preaches God's Word among the Heathen, a young man in a snowstorm has a vision...
Across the river from the great city of Obann lies a greater city, but a dead one—the ruins of Old Obann, destroyed in the Day of Fire a thousand years ago: the seat of Obann’s Empire, now a place of death and desolation. But do its ruins contain the secrets of the Empire, and its power? Can the distant past be brought to life again? The usurper who has seized the city from King Ryons now seeks that power for himself. The past calls to him, and he hears its voice.
Far away, beyond the mountains in the east, Lord Orth, the exiled First Prester, prepares to bring God's Word to the nations of the Heathen; but he is also needed, more than ever, in Obann. His heart is set on his mission, but Jack and Ellayne must persuade him to come home.
But once in Obann, the usurpers will surely try to kill him...
God’s judgment hangs over the city of Obann, still in the hands of usurpers. Can the city be called to repentance in time to save it from destruction? Lord Orth must return to the city to preach mercy and repentance, and Ellayne and Jack must get him there safely, past the tyrant’s men who’ve sworn to kill him.
A nation of cruel barbarians, having already wiped out one army sent to stop them, is headed for the city walls; while inside, Lord Chutt probes the mysteries of the ancient past, hungering for more power, more glory. The golden mask made some men kings. Can it make Lord Chutt a god?
And out on the sea, untraveled for a thousand years, an orphan boy sees ships...
"The breath of the Lord," says Obst, "is the wind from Heaven, sowing the seeds of His word throughout the earth." Soon all Obann will know the truth of his saying.
There are barbarians at the gates of Obann City, starving in a strange land which they fear is another world, and strange ships off the coast of Durmurot. What could be their mission? Where might they have come from? The dangerous task of finding out can only be given to a boy: there is no one else to do it.
Out of the tumult, the least likely persons in Obann City find themselves called upon to form a government and restore peace and justice. Can it survive? And Jack has had visions, but no one can interpret them.
In an unexplored region of Lintum Forest, Ysbott the Snake seeks a country inhabited by gnomes and giants...