The SECOND book, “Dust and Salt” gets its theme from these verses:
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” (Matthew 5:13).
“And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder [dust].” (Matthew 21:44)
In this book ferocious beats represent spiritual demons. Human characters cannot conquer these monsters. The characters must first become defenders. (Defenders are Christians [in real life].) When a character becomes a defender, the King issues him/her a guardian (angel), and the guardian is the only can that can protect the human character from the monsters.
“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”(Hebrews 1:14)
“For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.” (Psalm 91:11-12)
The SECOND book is about the spiritual war that rages and how every Christian must learn to submit to God and give up their own ambition, and defend the faith.