Lost in the Caverns

The Dream Keeper Saga Book 3

By Kathryn Butler, MD

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Lost in the Caverns

The Dream Keeper Saga Book 3

By Kathryn Butler, MD

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The Dream Keeper Saga, an Adventure Series for Middle-Grade Readers, Continues with Book 3

Twelve-year-old dream keeper Lily McKinley is grieving the death of Prince Pax when, in an instant, he appears by his tomb with a message for her: “Whomever you meet, tell them about what you have seen and heard in this valley. Tell them about what I gave for them, and won for them.” Though she feels her powers weakening, she must embark on a dangerous journey through the Desert of the Forgotten to regain her ability to dream and spread Pax’s message.

This exciting novel, the third book of the Dream Keeper Saga by Kathryn Butler, mixes fantasy with Christian themes, taking middle-grade readers on an adventure steeped in magic, mystery, and glimmers of hope.

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  • Christian Themes: This exciting story invites readers into deep conversations about the gospel and theological issues including sacrifice, salvation, and evangelism
  • Ideal for Middle-Grade Readers and Families: Includes kids’ favorite fantasy and adventure elements with imaginative new characters and settings 
  • Book 3 in the Dream Keeper Saga by Kathryn Butler  

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Kathryn Butler, MD

Kathryn Butler (MD, Columbia University) trained in surgery and critical care at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where she then joined the faculty. She left clinical practice in 2016 to homeschool her children, and now writes regularly for desiringGod.org and the Gospel Coalition on topics such as faith, medicine, and shepherding kids in the gospel.

Product Details

Category: Children & Youth
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 432
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 15.84 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8778-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8778-8
ISBN-UPC: 9781433587788
Case Quantity: 36
Published: May 02, 2023

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: A Light in the Darkness   
Chapter 2: Mistwood
Chapter 3: Empty Halls
Chapter 4: Whoosh
Chapter 5: Glower
Chapter 6: Downriver
Chapter 7: Memories in Ruins
Chapter 8: Lost in the Fog
Chapter 9: Above the Clouds
Chapter 10: Into the Veil
Chapter 11: Captured
Chapter 12: The Dwellers
Chapter 13: The Furnace Room
Chapter 14: Brute
Chapter 15: Into the Mines
Chapter 16: Magnus’s Court
Chapter 17: Battle in the Deep
Chapter 18: The Broken Memory
Chapter 19: The Uprising
Chapter 20: The Painted Woodland
Chapter 21: Alister
Chapter 22: The Stolen Dream
Chapter 23: The Desert of the Forgotten
Chapter 24: Down the Rabbit Hole
Chapter 25: The Princess and the Wyvern
Chapter 26: Wendell
Chapter 27: The Lairs of the Forgotten
Chapter 28: The Lost Girl
Chapter 29: The Dream Catcher 
Chapter 30: Battle in the Sand
Chapter 31: The Lost Prince
Chapter 32: Beginnings and Endings


“I want to know Pax. With each book he becomes more compelling, and with him, the whole saga. Some series begin with their best tale, then try to muster up sequels. The Dream Keeper Saga gets better with each book. Kathryn Butler wins our trust with her characters, engaging turns, and deeply Christian themes. I’m excited to add the Dream Keeper Saga to our family canon.”
David Mathis, Senior Teacher and Executive Editor, desiringGod.org; Pastor, Cities Church, Saint Paul, Minnesota; author, Habits of Grace

“Two of my favorite things about the Dream Keeper Saga are the character Pax and the almost Mad-Libs-esque imaginative flow, appropriate (even necessary) to a world redeemed from humanity’s collective dreams.”
James D. Witmer, author, A Year in the Big Old Garden, Beside the Pond, and The Strange New Dog

“When was the last time you got lost in a good story? The last time you felt yourself throw off the day’s troubles and sink into a tale for the ages? The wait is over. Kathryn Butler’s beautiful book Lost in the Caverns will draw you in and hold you close. The best news is that it will point your young reader to the greatest story ever told, the redemption story. Prepare to be captivated!”
Erin Davis, author; podcaster; mother of four

“Faith, purpose, friendship, and hope. These themes and more draw young readers into a world where dreams come to life. Lost in the Caverns adds detail and depth as it carries the saga along with its readers.”
Gloria Furman, author, Labor with Hope and A Tale of Two Kings