Part V

Star motioned behind her to keep the children back. The chamber they’d discovered was stunning, not so much for its huge size but even more than that because it had obviously been built by the men and women who’d preceded the impact of the giant asteroid. And it was also a fearful thing. If they could not, for some reason, go back through the narrow and seemingly inescapable tunnel through which they’d come so far, then they were at the end of their travels. She approached closer to the edge of the abyss. Wren was hanging only slightly back, and Jameson was right by her side.

What are we going to do?” Wren asked.