By William Horwood
The tale of a quest into the character of affection and greed, oppression and freedom, braveness and corruption – and eventually into the character of grace and the ability of the spirit… regardless of their transformations the moles of Duncton wooden are individuals of a similar once-proud procedure yet all at the moment are tyrannised by way of Mandrake. in basic terms within the shadow of the Stone, the inspiring half-forgotten image of a higher previous, can the energy to withstand be came upon and led through Bracken. while he has the misfortune to fall in love with Rebecca, Mandrake’s daughter, lifestyles and loss of life offerings has to be made and a unprecedented quest begins…
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How could she have written a volume of history that she herself couldn't read? It didn't make sense. Was she losing her sight? Alarmed, she set the volume down and picked up the one next to it. That one was clear enough: PET PEEVE, with a picture of a disgruntled bird. That was incomplete, because it hadn't happened yet; she was working on it. So she checked the prior volume: CUBE ROUTE, which was complete. That was the story of a girl with gumption, and the text was quite clear. So it wasn't her eyes, which was a relief.
The red one indicates your remaining time. " But his attention had returned to his page. He had tuned her out. Wira appeared. " "Time to go! " "Please. " Clio found herself ushered out of the study and down the winding stone stairs. Her head seemed to be spinning. She had decided to trust Humfrey enough to go along with his demand for a Service, but it had turned out to be preposterously impractical. And for what? For the news that she needed a magic red berry to read her own book. If Humfrey had not lost all his wits, surely he had mislaid some of them.
I appreciate that," she said somewhat coldly as she rubbed her indignant bottom. "I mean, they're different. My right hand helps others, but my wrong hand roves. " She saw his problem. " "Not exactly. " "Tending the drawbridge," she agreed. "No. " She gazed at him. " "That's right. Any querent has to navigate three Challenges before getting into the castle to query the Good Magician. " "I know that. " The hovering suspicion abruptly landed. She was indeed being subjected to the Challenges. That was as outrageous to her mind as was the goose to her bottom.
Duncton Wood (The Duncton Chronicles, Book 1) by William Horwood