Bell Mountain is a Christian fictional fantasy. Jack lives a a small town with his uncaring uncle. He begins to have dreams about ringing a bell on the top of far away Bell Mountain. He feels that God is calling him to this task even though no one knows if there really is a bell on that mountain shrouded with clouds. The people who do believe a bell is there, think that ringing it will bring about the end of the world. Still, the dreams persist, and Jack feels drawn to go to the mountain to discover if the bell exists and, if so, to ring it no matter what the consequences.
Jack reluctantly allows an adventurous girl, Ellayne, to join him on his quest. Ellayne has a lot of knowledge about adventures from a book her father would read to her. But if the book is just a fairy tale, how much is her knowledge really worth?
Secretly, they set out across the plains covered with ruins of a long-dead civilization. They take this indirect route to avoid being caught by search parties they know will come looking for them. What they do not know is that they are being tracked by an assassin sent from the Temple to kill them and prevent them from ringing the bell…if it exists.
The Book, which is the first in a series, follows the adventures of Jack and Ellayne as they travel to Bell Mountain, hoping that they will actually find a bell at the top. They encounter many dangers and both helpful and deadly people along the way.
This is an entertaining story that will be enjoyed by preteens and up. Lee Duigon has done a great job of creating and communicating his fantasy world. The action moves along at a steady pace. I recommend giving it a chance if this is your kind of book. I have already started on the second book in the series.