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The Dragon's Lair

The Dragon's Lair

The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme (Volume 3)

Elizabeth Haydon



Barely one day after fulfilling his second mission for King Vandemere as Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, young Charles Magnus Ven Polypheme—known as Ven—is off on another adventure. To keep them safe from the wrath of the Thief Queen, whose rage at their escape from the Gated City knows no bounds, the king sends Ven and his friends on an important mission.

Their journey takes them across a wondrous land filled with marvels—and danger. For the mission the king entrusts to Ven is a delicate one: to discover the cause of a dispute between two warring kingdoms—and the answer leads Ven straight into the lair of a very angry dragon….

Fans of The Floating Island and The Thief Queen's Daughter—both chosen as Book Sense Children's Picks—will love this third enchanting adventure in The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme series by bestselling author Elizabeth Haydon.

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Chapter One

A Surprising Guest

I was sort of hoping to have a moment to rest before my next adventure began.

I hope for a lot of things that never happen.

Don't get me wrong—I love adventuring. Unlike most people of...

Praise for The Dragon's Lair

“Haydon not only maintains the dazzling action, convincing characterizations, and vigorous world building of the first book, but also carefully paves the way for further installments in the Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme series. Another surefire winner.” —Booklist on The Thief Queen's Daughter

“This first-rate novel will have wide appeal.” —School Library Journal on The Thief Queen's Daughter

“A delightful epic fantasy that will attract a readership both older and younger than the target audience.” —Booklist, starred review, on The Floating Island

“Haydon spins a story both warm and thrilling.” —Publishers Weekly on The Floating Island


Reviews from Goodreads

Elizabeth Haydon

Little is known for sure about reclusive documentarian Elizabeth Haydon. She is an expert in dead languages and holds advanced degrees in Nain Studies from Arcana College and Lirin History from the University of Rigamarole. She is now at a dig site where a fourth journal by Ven Polypheme has been found.


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