Curse of the Shamra: Crystal Cave Stories is a short story collection that is meant to be a companion toBarry Hoffman’s Young Adult novel Curse of the Shamra. Readers’ favorite characters are revisited and new threats to Dara arise.
In “Dream of Truth and Deception” we’re introduced to Dara’s mother … or are we?
“Chance Meeting” is a deleted chapter that deals primarily with Pilla, one of the characters who was a favorite among readers.
In “The Eye of the Beholder” the last of the Crystal Cave stories, Dara confronts a new dangerous enemy who doesn’t want to see Dara succeed.
“Glimmer” is a bonus story that features Tyler, Dara’s Bauble. Tyler’s wisdom, in this story, saves Dara’s life.