By Emily Rodda
The Shadow Lord dominates the Land of Deltora. basically Lief, Barda, and Jasmine can reserve it from his evil powers. to do that, they have to repair all seven gem stones to the magic Belt of Deltora.
Four gem stones were chanced on. 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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The figures moved additionally, coming to satisfy them, matching them stride for stride. “Why do you now not solution? ” Barda referred to as back. “Do you need to struggle? if this is the case, we're prepared and prepared. ” He quickened his speed. Lief and Jasmine strode after him. Shuffling in the back of them, attempting to sustain, Prin gave a muffled whimper of worry. In moments the figures have been virtually upon them, nonetheless shadowy, yet looming huge. they're much greater than we anticipated. And there are 4 of them, Lief notion, tightening his grip on his sword. Hand-to-hand wrestle. He had no longer anticipated this. yet he used to be prepared. He lifted his guard. one in every of his competitors did an identical. And all of sudden, by surprise Lief observed … “Barda, it's a replicate! A reflect fastened to a wall! ” he shouted. “This tunnel is a useless finish! ” A kick back ran via his physique as he heard a clicking sound in the back of him. He spun round, stumbling over Prin, attempting to push previous her, attempting to get to the steel door that was once sliding from the roof of the tunnel at her again. however it used to be too overdue. by the point he reached it, the steel door used to be sealed close. They have been trapped. They have been locked in an airless mobilephone. A mobilephone as escape-proof as a tomb. Hours later, they stood huddled jointly in thick darkness. that they had positioned out the torch that used to be fastened to the wall. It used to be burning air they can no longer manage to pay for to lose. “There needs to be a manner out,” Lief insisted. “There needs to! ” He used to be swaying with weariness. “The gnomes will come, surely,” muttered Barda. “To jeer at us, if for no different cause. For what's the element of a shaggy dog story not anyone laughs at? that may be our probability, for in the event that they can get in, we will definitely get out. ” Jasmine nodded. “We needs to be prepared for them. We should have a plan. but if will they arrive? and the way? If purely we knew! ” “If we have been at domestic, shall we dream them,” stated a small voice in the back of them. all of them grew to become. that they had nearly forgotten approximately Prin. She crouched in a nook, her eyes huge, immense with worry, her paws clasped tightly in entrance of her. “If we have been at domestic with my tribe, shall we drink the spring water, and take into accout the gnomes, and dream of them, anywhere they are,” she repeated softly. “We have obvious them. noticeable their faces …” Her voice trailed away and she or he begun shivering all over the place. She heard Lief exclaim, and coated her face in disgrace. “I am sorry,” she whispered. “I have by no means been in partitions earlier than. i don't love it. ” Filli chattered anxiously. Jasmine moved to Prin’s aspect and placed her arm round her. “Do no longer be ashamed,” she murmured. “I too worry being locked up. I worry it greater than whatever. ” “You are very drained, little Kin,” acknowledged Barda, with tough gentleness. “Lie down and sleep now. you could dream even with no the spring water. ” “But with it, how even more priceless the goals should be! ” Lief burst out. As all of them glanced at him apparently he grinned and held up his water bottle. “Do you now not take into accout? I confess that i didn't, till Prin jogged my memory simply now. we've got under the influence of alcohol from streams ever due to the fact we left the family members. Our bottles are nonetheless complete — with water from the Dreaming Spring! ” Out of the mists of Lief’s sleep, the dream slowly got here into concentration.