Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven)
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Danger lurks everywhere at Fablehaven, where someone has released a plague that transforms beings of light into creatures of darkness. In dire need of help, the Sorensons question where to turn, now that long trusted allies have been revealed as potential foes. Kendra embarks on a special mission that only she can attempt because of her new abilities as fairykind, while Seth stays behind and discovers an incredible new talent of his own. The siblings are put to the test as the threat grows both abroad and home at the Fablehaven preserve, and Brandon Mull spins his richest and most thrilling fantasy tale yet in this third title of the popular fantasy series.
his back. “My three days are almost spent. I’ll soon be whisked back to my proper time. I wanted to have words with you first.” That was right! He was leaving soon. Kendra suddenly remembered what she had meant to discuss with him before his departure. “The Sphinx,” Kendra said hastily. “You might be able to prevent a lot of trouble, he’s probably—” He held up a finger. “I have already spoken with your grandfather on the subject. Not many minutes ago, in fact. I never did really trust the
to entrust it to you. You’ll find the journal in your bags, along with a few other birthday presents. Kendra, we’re going to keep the discovery of the Chronometer a secret for now, even from Dougan, until we become more certain whom we can trust.” “I like that idea,” Kendra said. She stared into Grandpa’s eyes. “I’m scared to go home.” “After all that has happened, I would think you would be more scared to stay here.” “I’m not sure I want the Knights of the Dawn looking after me. They all
fairies who came after Seth,” Grandpa said. “Tanu, stay on the deck until sundown. Confer with Coulter when he arrives.” “Later, if I can hang on to my wits, I’ll explore the preserve, see what I can find,” Tanu mumbled, his mouth twisted into a grimace. “Did you learn anything from Nero?” “We found him injured on the floor of the ravine, pinned beneath a heavy log,” Grandpa said. “Apparently he had been set upon by dark dwarfs. They stole his seeing stone and much of his treasure. He couldn’t
caverns large enough to contain an entire football stadium. She had assumed he was exaggerating. Apparently not. The colossal chamber was lit by glowing white stones set in the walls, making Kendra recall the stones inside the inverted tower. The high roof was so far away, Kendra doubted whether even Hugo could throw a rock high enough to reach it. She and Warren watched Dougan, who proceeded farther into the room, surveyed the scene, then waved them forward. The room was wider and longer than
ballerinas sang love songs.” “Don’t try to pin your secret dreams on me,” Kendra said with a smirk. Seth felt his cheeks grow a little warm. “Don’t try to pretend you’d rather see a dragon than a unicorn.” “Maybe you’re right,” she admitted. “Especially if the unicorn wouldn’t try to hypnotize and eat me. But the dragon was pretty amazing. She shone all coppery.” “She?” Seth said. “It was a girl dragon? Well, that makes me feel a little better.” “I know the hour is late,” Grandpa