By Emily Rodda
The Shadow Lord dominates the Land of Deltora. merely Lief, Barda, and Jasmine can put it aside from his evil powers. to do that, they need to repair all seven gemstones to the magic Belt of Deltora.
Four gemstones were came across. Now grave information has reached Lief from his domestic. He longs to return--but the hunt needs to proceed. to discover the 5th stone, the heroes needs to enterprise to the sting of the Shadowlands and input the darkish and terrifying realm of the monster Gellik. Can Lief, Barda, and Jasmine live on Dread Mountain?
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Harassed, yet no longer but anxious, he walked into the lounge. mild from the complete moon shone during the window. The curtains had no longer been drawn. That used to be atypical. And issues have been mendacity at the flooring: books and papers, scattered in every single place. His mom and dad may by no means have left them that method. Their bed room was once empty, the mattress tumbled and unmade, garments mendacity at the flooring. there has been a jar of useless flora at the chest. Now he knew that whatever used to be unsuitable. In worry, he ran outdoors once again. The moon shone down at the empty backyard. The forge gate used to be swinging. there has been a mark on it. He couldn't fairly see what it used to be. He moved nearer, his middle thudding. Then he observed it. Lief woke with a begin. Sweat used to be beading his brow, he used to be respiring quick, and his arms have been trembling. He instructed himself that he have been dreaming, dreaming. there has been not anything to worry. Slowly he discovered that the sky above him used to be faded and the celebrities had virtually disappeared. It was once approximately sunrise. He had slept the evening via. yet — absolutely Jasmine, who had taken the second one watch, had now not forgotten to name him? He glanced over to the place he had noticeable Jasmine settling to leisure the evening prior to. She used to be nonetheless mendacity there, respiring quietly and flippantly. Kree was once huddled beside her. and never far-off sat Barda, his again opposed to a tree, his head on his chest. He too was once dozing soundly. Lief virtually laughed. So, regardless of their good plans, they'd all slept. possibly it was once besides. They wanted leisure, and because it occurred, not anything had stricken them within the evening. He felt very thirsty. Silently he unrolled himself from his blanket, acquired up, and moved throughout the timber in the direction of the spring. His naked ft made no noise in any respect at the gentle grass. That used to be whatever else concerning the grove that was once strange, he discovered — the bushes appeared to shed no leaves or sticks in any respect. He had nearly reached the spring whilst he heard it: a tender splashing sound. a person — or whatever — was once consuming. Lief’s hand crept to the hilt of his sword. He half-turned, pondering to wake Barda and Jasmine. yet he was once so with reference to the spring now that it appeared silly to not a minimum of peep at no matter what had entered the grove. keeping his breath, he stole round the final tree and regarded. A plump form was once bent over the water, lapping. It was once an animal of a few sort — approximately as titanic as a wide puppy, yet a ways rounder than any puppy Lief had ever noticeable. Lief narrowed his eyes, suffering to determine it in actual fact within the dim gentle. The creature was once a wealthy, chestnut brown. It appeared to haven't any fur, and its ears have been small and set just about its head. It had brief, stubby again legs, and narrow entrance paws. the outside on its again and facets used to be oddly marked, folded, and rippled. What used to be it? He took a leap forward, and on the related second the creature straightened, grew to become, and observed him. Lief gazed at vast, startled darkish eyes, whiskers stiff with fright, a red, open mouth, and small entrance paws clasped jointly in worry, and the strangest feeling of enjoyment and peace flowed via him. He couldn't realize it, yet he knew something essentially: the creature was once risk free, light, and intensely fearful.