Barry encounters an evil force of Witches intent on capturing the minds of young children with a view to making themselves more and more powerful.Barry finds other Spiders along the way to help him stop their plans and together they battle for the upper hand.
Throughout the story there are constant references to The Spider Chronicles because it is a book of instruction,philosophy and meaning whose teachings are to be both followed and believed if good is to prevail over evil. Sometimes the content is easily understood but it cannot always be so and readers of all ages must seek the many messages being delivered.
The way Barry's life evolves is quickly read but hard to forget; there are many threads to follow and weave.This story could stay with you for years to come.
Alun Davies was born in South Wales and grew up in a steel town. After 13 years in Government service he helped form a business advising on key aspects of international trade. Now retired he has the time to spend upon his lifetime interests of writing words and music.
The Spider Chronicles is the background to help explain the life and adventures of Barry the Spider. It provides guidance and insight into the way that all Spiders must constantly try to be helpful, friendly and useful.
Interwoven into that instruction is the constant battle that Spiders have with Witches. Neither side can gain a decisive advantage until Barry appears because, of all Spiders, he is the one allowed to understand the full mysteries of The Chronicles.
Along his own journey of discovery Barry meets other Spiders and together they combine towards the final encounter where the means to defeat the Witches is finally revealed.
During that journey Barry encounters Revelations, Unnumbered, The Missing and Draw Lines. All of these weave into the story until finally deep underground the queen of the Witches accepts that good must triumph over evil.