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By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson

In this riveting and adventure-packed follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers, we find Peter leaving the relative security of Mollusk Island-along together with his relied on spouse Tinker Bell-for the chilly, damp streets of London. On a tough trip around the sea, he and Tink detect the darkish and lethal, slithering part-man/part-creature Lord Ombra. it sounds as if 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 may pride readers of every age.

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You didn’t kill him,” acknowledged Peter. “Ombra did. ” “But I led him here,” stated Molly. “I inspiration i'll be a hero, saving mom. I’m a idiot. ” “No you’re not,” acknowledged Peter. sure she is, stated Tink, although Peter might inform her middle wasn’t quite in it. “What did she say? ” stated Molly. “She acknowledged, um, she stated it’s been quiet upstairs for a while,” stated Peter. Molly listened for a number of seconds, and nodded; there have been not more boot steps at the flooring above, no shouting. “I consider we must always try and get out of here,” she acknowledged. “We’re by no means going to discover Father if we remain right here. ” “How do you consider we get out? ” stated Peter. how you got here in, stated Tink. The steel guy. Molly checked out Peter. He pointed to the marble column underneath the slab of flooring that had carried them all the way down to the hold. They went over and studied its gentle, cream-colored floor, yet stumbled on not anything that recommended a fashion out. Then Molly noticed anything glowing at the wall within reach. “Over there,” she stated. Peter her eyes and observed it: a small golden megastar set into the stone. He went to it and back got rid of the locket from his blouse. As he did, either locket and celebrity started to glow. “Stand clear of the column,” he acknowledged. As Molly complied, he touched the locket to the famous person. The column started to slide silently into the ground, the golden knight descending on its sq. slab of stone. whilst it reached the ground of the maintain, it raised its hand. Molly and Peter stepped onto the slab, and Peter touched his locket to the knight’s palm. Silently, they rose into the decrease room of the White Tower, hoping that no-one used to be looking forward to them within the darkness. bankruptcy eighty three OMBRA’S PLAN NEREZZA used to be pissed off. Slank was once livid. the place have been the boy and the woman? the lads had completely searched the ground ground of the White Tower; then the center ground, the place that they had are available. Now they'd complete scouring the higher flooring. that they had checked the home windows: all have been blocked by way of close-set iron bars. they'd males guarding the tower’s simply door. there has been no opposite direction for the boy and the woman to flee. And but they have been nowhere to be came upon. Reluctantly, Nerezza and Slank approached Ombra, who stood on my own within the heart of the higher ground. the remainder of the boys hung again, looking at, thankful that they didn't need to bring the undesirable information. “My lord,” stated Nerezza. “We can’t locate them. ” “They are here,” acknowledged Ombra. “But, my lord, we—” “They are the following. ” “Yes, my lord. ” “You could have the lads seek the tower back. ” “Yes, my lord. ” Nerezza and Slank grew to become to return to the lads and provides the order. Slank used to be halted by way of Ombra’s groan. “Mister Slank,” he acknowledged. Slank became again. “You gets a lantern and are available with me. ” “Yes, my lord. ” Slank took a lantern from one of many males and lower back to Ombra, who glided to front staircase and started descending the spiral steps. He knew higher than to invite Ombra what they have been doing. in reality, Ombra was once uncertain himself. anything used to be drawing him to the reduce ground back, a few fragment of a notion that he had extracted from McGuinn, undefined yet tantalizing.

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