By Tui T. Sutherland
The experience keeps during this 5th ebook within the New York Times bestselling series.
The solar is shining within the Hundred Isles, and but the trail ahead turns out crowded with shadows. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have traveled internationally, looking a suite of strong talismans as a way to hold them from enemy arms. all through their trip the younger heroes were hounded by way of pursuers, who consistently appear to be aware of simply the place to discover them. Now they be aware of why.
One of them is a traitor.
As they steer the crystal blue waters of this tropical paradise, the workforce can't aid yet suspect one another. There's a secret agent of their midst, and earlier than this undertaking is over, a dangerous seize will shut round them.
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Rollan bent over, gasping for breath, and passed the Granite Ram to Essix back. a couple of moments later, Meilin scrambled up subsequent to them. Ignoring Abeke’s outstretched hand, she stood up and instantly begun learning the ships, shading her eyes with one hand. “How did they locate us? ” Rollan requested. “How do they continuously locate us? ” “We already recognize the reply to that,” Meilin mentioned. Her face used to be grim, and he or she didn’t examine Abeke. “All correct, i do know my mom stated there has been a mole,” Rollan stated. “But this used to be so quickly! How may perhaps any people have despatched a message whilst we’ve all been jointly this entire time? On a stingray after which in Mulop’s grotto? And none people knew the place we have been going! ” “It’s no longer even possible,” Abeke stated numbly. “There needs to be another rationalization, like whatever us, maybe —” “Essix may have warned me if we have been being followed,” Rollan protested. “This is not sensible. ” “There’s not anything we will be able to do approximately it now,” Meilin retorted. “We need to get out of right here. ” “And we need to get Conor,” Abeke interjected. He has to be terrified, floating in the market within the sea with Conquerors’ ships throughout him. “Of course,” Meilin stated. She began down the rocky route to the seashore. Abeke and Rollan as quick as they can, slipping and sliding at the unfastened rocks. there have been scrubby trees right here and there, clinging to the patches of airborne dirt and dust, and Abeke stumbled on herself catching directly to them every time her ft slipped out from less than her. the daylight abruptly appeared unbearably scorching, just like the glare of 10000 Conquerors’ eyes looking at them. lower than her, Meilin by surprise stopped, numerous yards above the seashore. “Uh-oh,” she murmured. 3 boats have been simply touchdown at the sand less than them. As they watched, Conquerors all started leaping out into the water and hauling the boats up onto the land. Their get away course was once thoroughly bring to an end. Worse than that, they can see the full blue bay from the place they were — and there has been no Kingray in sight. “Did it simply go away us? ” Meilin hissed, staring down on the water. “It was once most likely scared by means of the entire ships arriving,” Abeke acknowledged. “Or perhaps it doesn’t be aware of something approximately strong and undesirable; perhaps it figured now we’d have lots of boats to hold us off the island. ” “This is true,” Meilin acknowledged. “Plenty of boats to hold us directly to Stetriol and into the fingers of the Devourer. Aren’t we fortunate. ” Abeke noticed a head of blond hair one of the Conquerors relocating less than. a pant escaped her prior to she might cease herself. Shane! Shane is right here! subsequent to him she observed Zerif, correct prior to Zerif appeared up and noticed her. For a chilling second their eyes met, after which he yelled whatever to the Conquerors round him. all of them became to appear up on the 3 little ones at the cliff slope. “That’s now not good,” stated Rollan. With a shout of triumph, a number of Conquerors got here racing up the seashore towards them. “Up, up, up! ” Meilin cried. She drew her quarterstaff and published Jhi even as. “We’ll have a bonus from the pinnacle of the cliff. Abeke, take the Granite Ram! ” Startled, Abeke reached out and stuck the talisman as Meilin tossed it to her.