By Emily Rodda
Lief, Barda, and their unpredictable new significant other Jasmine are on an pressing venture to discover the seven stones from the magic Belt of Deltora. The golden topaz has already been came across. yet basically whilst the entire stones were restored to the Belt can their land be free of the darkish strength of the evil Shadow Lord.
To locate the second one stone, Lief, Barda, and Jasmine needs to shuttle via territory governed by way of the monster-sorceress Thaegan and conquer their greatest problem yet--the hideous parent of the enchanted Lake of Tears!
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At this second of terror, his one inspiration was once for the Belt of Deltora and the topaz fastened to it. If he did not anything to avoid it, this golden-eyed huge may definitely locate the Belt after he used to be lifeless, take it from his physique — and maybe provide it to Thaegan. Then Deltora will be misplaced to the Shadow Lord ceaselessly. i have to throw the Belt over the cliff, he suggestion desperately. i need to ensure that Barda and Jasmine see me do it. Then they're going to have a few likelihood of discovering it back. If simply i will be able to hold up him till i will be able to do it … “You are a trickster and a deceiver! ” he cried, slipping his arms below his blouse, feeling for the Belt’s fastening. “No ask yourself you're doomed to protect this bridge till fact and lies are one! ” As he had was hoping, the guy paused. Anger brightened his golden eyes. “My ache used to be now not justly earned,” he spat. “It was once for natural spite that Thaegan took my freedom and cursed me to be tied to this piece of earth. while you're so drawn to fact and lies, we are going to play one other video game. ” Lief’s palms iced up at the Belt. however the flicker of wish that had flared in his middle light and died together with his enemy’s subsequent phrases. “We will play a video game to make a decision which means you'll die,” stated the guy. “You might say something, and something simply. If what you assert is right, i'll strangle you with my naked arms. If what you are saying is fake, i'm going to bring to an end your head. ” Lief bent his head, pretending to think about, whereas his hands secretly struggled with the Belt’s trap. The fastening was once stiff, and wouldn't open. His hand pressed opposed to the topaz — so hard-won, so quickly to be misplaced, if he didn't hurry. “I am waiting,” stated the parent of the bridge. “Make your assertion. ” real assertion, or fake? used to be it greater to be beheaded or strangled? greater to be neither, proposal Lief grimly. after which, in a dazzling flash, the main marvelous notion got here to him. He seemed up boldly on the ready guy. “My head can be lower off,” he stated truly. the guy hesitated. “Well? ” cried Lief. “Did you no longer pay attention my assertion? Is it real or fake? ” yet he knew that his enemy may haven't any solution. For if the assertion used to be precise, the guy was once absolute to strangle him, therefore making it fake. And if the assertion was once fake, the guy used to be certain to bring to an end his head, therefore making it actual. or even as he questioned how in his panic he had controlled to think about this, the tall determine ahead of him gave a deep, shuddering sigh. Then Lief’s eyes widened and he cried out in surprise. For the man’s flesh had started rippling, melting — altering form. Brown feathers have been sprouting from his epidermis. His legs have been shrinking and his toes have been spreading, changing into talons. His strong hands and shoulders have been dissolving and reforming themselves into nice wings. His curved sword was once changing into a fierce, hooked beak. And in moments the fellow used to be long past, and an enormous, proud chook with golden eyes stood at the cliff in his position. With a effective cry it unfold its wings and soared into the air, becoming a member of the opposite birds swooping and gliding at the wind. it truly is my doom to protect this bridge till fact and lies are one.