The Maze in the Heart of the Castle Author:Dorothy Gilman At sixteen, Colin's idyllic life is shattered by the inexplicable deaths of both his parents. Never having known grief before, Colin is suddenly consumed by it, and seeks a way to dispel his terrible sorrow and anger. His search takes him to the fabled, far-away Rheembeck Castle. Should he enter the maze within its walls, his life will be dr... more »astically changed - so promises the sage keeper of the castle. Colin bravely accepts the challenge, although he is warned that the maze offers danger, uncertainty, and hardship.
Within and beyond the maze, Colin's life takes on a blinding intensity. His clash with the barbarous Talmars, a heartbreaking love affair, and his dehumanizing captivity by vicious bandits prove almost more than he can bear.
But by the end of this parable, Colin needs to navigate another maze within himself, and he realizes that he possesses an indomitable spirit that no one can take from him.« less