Adam Equinox appears to be just the same after his first adventure in the computer-generated Karazan, but deep down he is much more confident. With the new software from Quentin Quested, Adam tackles school work with fresh resolve...until a sinister new boy, Weevil, arrives at Highgate and jeapordizes Adam's longed-for return to Quested Court for the holidays. When he finally arrives at Q's remote country estate the household is in turmoil, with Q's precious daughter, five-year-old Hannah, missing. Adam finds a note from Hannah explaining that she has gone to Karazan in search of her lost cat, so it lies to Adam, Richard, Ollie, Kenta and Gen to make the perilous journey beyond the outer limits of Karazan, to the hidden stronghold of the evil King Karazeel, and rescue Hannah from imprisonment.
V.M. Jones lives in Christchurch with her husband and two sons. Her previous novels are Buddy, which won the Junior Fiction and Best First Book Awards in the 2003 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, and Juggling with Manadarins (2003). The Serpents of Arakesh, the first book in the The Karazan Quartet, was shortlisted for both the 2004 New Zealand Post Junior Fiction Award and the 2004 LIANZA Esther Glen Medal. Dungeons of Darkness is the second book in The Karazan Quartet.