Dread Mountain (Deltora Quest, Book 5)

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 need to fix all seven gem stones to the magic Belt of Deltora.

Four gemstones 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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Sure, Father, convinced! it really is me! ” Lief cried. “Oh, attempt to listen me! What has occurred? the place is that this position? Is mom —? ” yet his father was once sighing deeply and bowing his head back. “Dreaming,” he murmured to himself. “It isn't a dream! ” shouted Lief. “I am the following! Father —” His father’s head jerked up. A key was once grating within the lock of the cellphone door. Lief swung round because the door creaked open. 3 figures stood there — a tall, skinny guy in lengthy gowns sponsored through large guards preserving flaming torches. For a second Lief was once panic-stricken, confident that his cries were heard. yet instantly he discovered that the newbies have been as ignorant of him as his father was once. “So, Jarred! ” the fellow within the lengthy gowns took a torch from one of many guards and moved into the guts of the mobile. Lit by means of the flickering gentle of the flame, his face was once sharp, the cheekbones deeply shadowed, the skinny mouth merciless. “Prandine! ” breathed Lief’s father. Lief’s center thudded. Prandine? King Endon’s leader consultant, the key servant of the Shadow Lord? yet absolutely he was once useless? without doubt — the guy smiled. “Not Prandine, blacksmith,” he jeered. “The one referred to as Prandine fell to his demise from the tower of this very palace over 16 years in the past, at the day the grasp claimed his state. Prandine used to be careless — or unfortunate. possibly you recognize anything approximately that? ” “I comprehend not anything. ” “We shall see. yet the place one dies, there's regularly one other to take his position. The grasp likes this face and shape. He selected to copy it in me. My identify is Fallow. ” “Where is my spouse? ” Lief stuck his breath. the skinny guy sneered. “Would it please you to understand? maybe i'll inform you — for those who solution my questions. ” “What questions? Why have we been introduced right here? now we have performed not anything mistaken. ” Fallow became to the door, the place the guards stood gazing. “Leave us! ” he ordered. “I will query the prisoner by myself. ” The guards nodded, and withdrew. once the door used to be firmly closed, the skinny guy took whatever from the folds of his gown. A small faded blue ebook. It was once The Belt of Deltora, the e-book Jarred had came across hidden within the palace library. The publication Lief himself had so frequently studied as he grew up, and which had taught him quite a bit in regards to the energy of the Belt and its gem stones. Lief squirmed to work out it during this man’s fingers. He longed to grab it clear of Fallow, store his father from this merciless taunting. yet he was once powerless. All he may do was once stand and watch. “This e-book used to be present in your home, Jarred,” Fallow was once announcing. “How did it come there? ” “I don't be mindful. ” “Perhaps i will assist you. it truly is identified to us. It got here from the palace library. ” “As a tender guy I lived within the palace. i could have taken it away with me while I left. It was once a long time in the past. i don't be aware of. ” Fallow tapped the ebook with bony arms. the harsh smile by no means left his face. “The grasp thinks you will have deceived us, Jarred,” he stated. “He thinks you saved in touch along with your silly younger pal, King Endon, and on the final helped him, his fool bride, and their unborn brat to flee. ” Lief’s father shook his head.

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