By Bryan Perro
"A clever selection for die-hard myth fanatics. . . . lovers of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart trilogy will approve."--Booklist
Amos Daragon's existence adjustments ceaselessly the day a mermaid provides him a masks in a position to harnessing the energy of the wind—and appoints Amos because the new masks Wearer. His job: to discover the mask for the opposite parts, earth, fireplace, and water. merely then will Amos be absolutely empowered to conflict the evil forces that threaten to smash the stability of nature and plunge the area into darkness.
To satisfy his future, Amos needs to make his solution to the mysterious woods of Tarkasis. yet a depraved sorcerer is terrorizing the land, trying to find a cranium pendant that used to be stolen from him—a pendant that conceals a mystery weapon. what's 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 good friend or foe? and may Amos grasp any of his newfound abilities as masks Wearer in time to stand a powerful enemy? His chanllenges are nice . . . and they are simply beginning.
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I was calm and peaceful. I don’t know how long this lasted, but I probably danced for a very long time, because I fell asleep from exhaustion. When I woke up, there was no trace of my dog. I had this long white beard, and my hair had also turned white and grown a lot. Actually, all the hair on my body was white. Panicked, I hurried back to the house and realized that it had disappeared. So had my parents. The place was completely different, and a road stretched across where my father’s vegetable garden used to be.
Amos had an idea, and he plucked up enough courage to act. To avoid burning himself, he wrapped a thick cloth around one of his hands, then grabbed the big pot by its handle. Unobserved, he went out to the garden, not far from Edonf and one of his men. He put the pot on the ground, took a dead twig in his hand, and began a strange ritual. He danced as he whipped the side of the pot with the twig. “Come to a boil, my soup! ” he repeated with each blow. Consumed by anger, Edonf did not pay attention to Amos right away.
Transformed into a bear, the humanimal was struggling to free itself of the trap. The bees were stinging the armored men furiously. One of the knights knocked Beorf out while another one set fire to the wooden house. Once the beast lay unconscious, the bees stopped their fight and returned to their hives. In the net, the bear morphed into his human form. His feet and hands were tied up before he was loaded onto a horse. Amos wanted to run to his aid, but he wisely thought that rather than confronting the powerful knights, it was best to find another way to try and save his friend.