By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
In this riveting and adventure-packed follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers, we find Peter leaving the relative safeguard of Mollusk Island-along along with his depended on significant other 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 various mysterious powers together with the facility to make shadows disappear. whilst Peter reaches London, he units out to discover the indomitable Molly. jointly they have to strive against Ombra's bad forces to either safeguard the Starcatchers and the precious 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 might satisfaction readers of every age.
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He positioned his left arm round her tightly, and he or she placed her correct arm round him. “Hold tight,” he whispered, and as he strained upward with all his may possibly, they slid off the ledge, inches prior to the black form received to the window and reached, greedy, into the evening, clutching basically fog. bankruptcy sixty seven THE PHANTOM gentle AN INHUMAN ROAR OF RAGE, like wind from a deep, chilly cave, stuffed the evening. The sound iced over Slank and Nerezza, who stood on the finish of the stroll, having simply noticeable the cab, and their prisoner, off to the send. In a second they have been joined through Jarvis, Cadigan, and Hodge, who got here working from their posts round the residence. They seemed towards the resource of the terrible sound and observed Ombra’s darkish shape leaning out the fourth-story window, an arm prolonged, pointing at whatever flying awkwardly, unevenly, overhead towards Kensington Gardens. Slank squinted up at it, then cursed in fury. The boy. The flying boy. And he had the lady. “Stop them! ” commanded Ombra, yet all 5 males have been already pursuing the ghostly figures now passing over the streetlight. the boys ran around the road, basically to be faced by way of the excessive fence surrounding the mansion contrary the Asters’, its vast iron gate locked close. Hodge, accustomed to the local, led the others to the appropriate and down an alleyway alongside the aspect of the mansion, into the park. through then the flying boy and lady have been out of sight, having vanished over the roof. yet Slank had no longer given up. “He used to be falling! ” he yelled. “Did you spot that? He used to be falling! ” Peter was once, actually, falling. Molly’s weight used to be proving an excessive amount of for him; he couldn’t aid her for much longer. As they cleared the mansion roof he heard the shouts of the boys coming round the facet. Clinging tight to Molly, he strained desperately upward, yet felt them descending, felt the darkish floor less than getting closer…. Molly felt it, too. “Peter…” she whispered helplessly. “I know…. ” uninteresting bells sounded from underneath his blouse, the place the weakened Tink clung to his collar. We’re falling. “I know,” he repeated. Do anything. Drop the woman. “No! ” “What? ” Molly acknowledged. “Not you! ” Peter stated. He heard shouts from the perfect. He strained upward. not anything. extra bells. You can’t fly with this cow keeping you down. “Be quiet! ” “What? ” stated Molly. “Nothing! I suggest, now not you! ” The shouts have been nearer now. Do i must do every little thing myself? And with that, Tink, unseen by way of Molly, darted out of the again of Peter’s collar and flew into the evening. “This manner! this fashion! ” Slank, now working in entrance, raced into the dew-soaked grass of Kensington Gardens. He stopped, the others preventing at the back of him. Their eyes searched the darkish sky. “They can’t have got far,” Slank stated, frustration and rage choking his voice. “They have been sinking. You observed that, didn’t you? He may slightly fly. ” “There! ” Hodge shouted, pointing. The others his gaze, and observed it: a faded yellow gentle flitting during the fog approximately twenty-five yards away. “That’s them! ” yelled Slank, breaking right into a run, the others on his heels. Peter observed darkish shapes without delay forward, nearer and nearer.