The Devil's Den
About the Author

James Babb’s first historical adventure novel, The Devil’s Backbone, was released in 2013. A self-confessed "reluctant reader" in adolescence, Babb wrote for those same readers, who have embraced his vivid characters and taut narrative style. The Devil's Backbone won a coveted national IPPY AWARD in juvenile fiction and was also selected by the Arkansas Historical Association as a winner of the Susannah DeBlack Award awarded to books for young readers.

The second book in the series, The Devil’s Trap, released in 2015, received recognition, along with The Devil’s Backbone, at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Babb continues to create stories as the inspiration strikes and his laptop battery remains charged. He lives with his wife, Suzanne, in De Queen, Arkansas.

ISBN 978-1-945268-13-7 $ 9.99

Release Date: October 2017

224 pages ● 5.5 x 8.5”
Interest Level: Grades 3-8 (age 8-13)
Reading Level: Grades 3-4 (ages 8-9)
Lexile Level: 730L
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
ATOS Interest Level: MG
BISAC Subjects: JUV001000; JUV005000; JUV016140

    The newest installment in the Devil's Backbone series

    Indian Territory, 1881. Brody Martin, at 15, has survived a gunpowder explosion, a bear attack, a panther attack, and more than one attempt on his life. But now he is wanted in Fort Smith for a crime he did not (exactly) commit, and bounty hunters are on his trail. In an effort to elude them, he finds a crack in the face of a ridge and slips into a cavern known as the Devil's Den, trapped by the men who would like to redeem the price on his head—dead or alive.

    Separated from his closest friend Ames, a former slave and Civil War veteran, and Wolf, a Cherokee tracker and unlikely ally, Brody is left to contemplate his options and the friends and family he may never see again.

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