By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
In this riveting and adventure-packed follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers, we find Peter leaving the relative defense of Mollusk Island-along together with his relied on better half Tinker Bell-for the chilly, damp streets of London. On a tricky trip around the sea, he and Tink become aware of the darkish and lethal, slithering part-man/part-creature Lord Ombra. apparently the scary Ombra has quite a few mysterious powers together with the power to make shadows disappear. whilst Peter reaches London, he units out to discover the indomitable Molly. jointly they have to wrestle Ombra's negative forces to either shield the Starcatchers and the valuable starstuff and most significantly to rescue Molly's mom from the clutches of evil. Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have performed it again-written a compulsively readable, impossible-to-put-down story that would satisfaction readers of every age.
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Cadigan basically had no brain to permit a stranger—constable or no—between him and the kitchen door. “Tomorrow, if you happen to don’t mind,” Cadigan stated, the politeness of his phrases belied by means of the threat in his voice. “You brain if I smoke? ” Hampton stated, and earlier than Cadigan may solution, he bent and scratched a protracted wood matchstick at the facet of his shoe. within the oppressive darkness the fit looked as if it would explode, its yellow mild flashing around the faces of either males. Cadigan used to be more youthful than his voice urged. He had a extensive brow, heavily lower pink hair, and a thick neck. Hampton caught a small cigar into his mouth and taken the fit up with a brief and practiced movement. He sucked the cigar to existence and exhaled a cloud of grey smoke that enveloped Cadigan, then was once absorbed by means of the evening. “The factor is,” he stated, nonetheless protecting the burning matchstick, “this right here can’t wait ’til morning. ” Cadigan was once smelling the cigar smoke, eyeing the fit flame. As Hampton had was hoping, Cadigan allowed his tobacco behavior to beat his reserve. He reached into his pocket and pulled out his pipe. “D’you brain? ” he requested, nodding towards the fit. “Not at all,” acknowledged Hampton. Cadigan stepped just about percentage the flame. As he did, Hampton became him totally round. Cadigan sucked at the pipe. The flame grew, throwing off one other burst of sunshine. Hampton, having a look over Cadigan’s shoulder, observed a black form movement speedily around the force, towards Cadigan’s flickering shadow. “I was once advised to carry a warning,” Hampton acknowledged. “About what? ” Cadigan acknowledged, back drawing on his pipe. The flame was once nearing Hampton’s hands now, yet he dared now not allow cross. Ombra’s cape glided silently, quickly towards Cadigan’s shadow. Hampton watched this move. Cadigan observed Hampton’s eyes shift, and instantly spun round. Too overdue. Cadigan moaned as his shadow elongated and stretched like a water drop, relocating clear of him and towards the bottom of Ombra’s cape, till just a skinny neck of shadow touched Cadigan’s toes. It appeared to dangle to him, as though now not eager to enable pass; then it broke away, like a section of taffy stretched too skinny. the complete shadow raced to Ombra, forming a gloomy pool underneath him. Ombra lifted his correct sleeve, and the shadow—writhing as if resisting capture—flowed upward to the place Ombra’s hand will be, even though Hampton, staring at all this heavily, couldn't see a hand. For an quick, Ombra held the shadow as a guy may carry a snake. Then his left sleeve got here up, a burlap sack dangling from it. the suitable arm looked as if it would combat with the unwilling, transferring shadow, stuffing it into the open sack till it disappeared. Then the sack vanished into the gown. Ombra spun round, one complete circle. As he did, a brand new shadow seemed at the floor in entrance of him—although there has been no gentle at the back of him. The shadow slithered, serpentlike, around the flooring. It connected itself to Cadigan’s toes simply because the fit flickered to extinction. Darkness. Hampton heard himself respiring seriously. Cadigan stood immobile in entrance of him. “Mister Cadigan,” groaned Ombra, “you will resume your tasks.