||The Candlestone is a contemporary fantasy novel, the second in a series of audio books for pre-teens and young adults. This series inspires young people to pursue faith, courage, and love and to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths, no matter how difficult the circumstances. The first book, Raising Dragons, plunged two teenagers, Billy Bannister and Bonnie Silver, into mind-boggling mysteries, life or death pursuits, and deadly sword-to-sword battles. In The Candlestone, a mysterious book leads Billy into mortal combat with a powerful dragon slayer. Separated from his friends and finding his dragon traits useless against this enemy, he has to rely on new weapons, a sword and shield he cannot even see. A scientist lures Bonnie to his laboratory with amazing news—her mother is still alive! He sends her to retrieve her mother from the candlestone, that strange, paralyzing gem that absorbs light and with it, the strength of dragons and their offspring. Billy and Bonnie face their greatest fears as they battle powerful enemies, ancient fiends from times long past, and the horrors of the blackest of prisons, captivity within the walls of unearthly darkness—the crystalline tomb of the candlestone.