By Bryan Perro
"A shrewdpermanent selection for die-hard fable enthusiasts. . . . fanatics of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart trilogy will approve."--Booklist
Amos Daragon's existence adjustments ceaselessly the day a mermaid supplies him a masks able to harnessing the power of the wind—and appoints Amos because the new masks Wearer. His activity: to discover the mask for the opposite parts, earth, fireplace, and water. basically then will Amos be totally empowered to conflict the evil forces that threaten to spoil the stability of nature and plunge the area into darkness.
To satisfy his future, Amos needs to make his approach to the mysterious woods of Tarkasis. yet a depraved sorcerer is terrorizing the land, trying to find a cranium pendant that was once stolen from him—a pendant that conceals a mystery weapon. what is going to Amos do while the pendant falls into his palms? Will Beorf, a boy who can morph right into a undergo, and Medusa, a snake-haired gorgon, become buddy or foe? and should Amos grasp any of his newfound talents as masks Wearer in time to stand an impressive enemy? His chanllenges are nice . . . and they are simply beginning.
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Your legends say that we charm sailors to lure them to the bottom of the sea. These legends are not true. It’s the merriens—sea creatures who resemble mermaids but who are repulsively ugly and brutal—who do this. The merriens use their voices to cast spells and ensnare seamen. ” As she spoke, Amos noticed large cuts in her armor. ” he asked. “I’m sure I can help you. Let me go to the forest. ” “You’re kind,” the mermaid said. “Unfortunately, I am doomed to die soon. I was in a battle with merriens and my wounds are deep.
So he concocted a new plan. He made the donkey swallow eight of the ten gold coins, which he’d coated with hay and a laxative herb to facilitate their quick expulsion by the animal. He then told his parents of his adventure at the bay of caverns. To prove the truthfulness of his story, he showed them the white stone and the trident the mermaid had given him. Urban and Frilla understood right away the importance of the mission entrusted to their son. They were proud of him and encouraged Amos to go to the woods of Tarkasis to deliver Crivannia’s message.
An impressive crowd was assembling in the town square when Amos returned. He started pacing up and down, his brain working at full speed. He had to save his new friend, but how? Unable to explain why, he was convinced that Yaune the Purifier’s game of truth was a mere ruse to instill fear in those he ruled. But what was the trick? Amos picked up two stones of the exact same size but of different colors and put them in his pocket. ” After ten tries, Amos drew the pale stone six times, the darker stone four times.