By Leah Bobet
Six months in the past, the lads of the lakelands marched south to struggle a depressing god.
Weeks after the ultimate conflict used to be gained, sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister, Marthe, are nonetheless suffering to take care of their relations farm—and are anticipating Marthe’s lacking husband to come back. After a summer time of sour arguments, Hallie is set to get Roadstead Farm in the course of the winter—and preserve what’s left of her family members jointly, regardless of an inheritance destined to force them aside.
But while Hallie hires a wandering veteran in a bid to save lots of the farm, each phantom the lads marched south to struggle arrives at her entrance gate. Spider-eyed birds circle the fields, ghostly messages writes themselves at the riverbank, and shortly Hallie unearths herself protecting her new employed hand’s regardless of determined secrets—and taking risky dangers. yet as she fights to maintain either the farm and her new buddy secure, gruesome truths approximately her circle of relatives are emerging—truths that, amid gods, monsters, and armies, may perhaps tear Roadstead Farm aside.
Leah Bobet’s stark, appealing myth explores the aftermath of the battles we struggle and the sluggish, cautious methods love can mend damaged hearts—and a damaged global.
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Slowly, slowly, the snail lifted its slimy head. It trained its big, sad, watery eyes on us—and moaned. “Help me! ” it cried. ” Sheena screamed, and clutched my hand. I screamed back. ” “Kids! ” the snail moaned again. “Nooooooo! It’s talking! It’s talking! ” the snail scolded. “Stop screaming! ” Sheena and I both gasped. We both realized the snail wasn’t talking. It was Dr. D.! “I’m trapped. ” he choked out. “Can’t breathe. Get me out. ” Dr. ’s hand waved weakly from under the big snail. His fingers were dripping with the thick white slime.
Summer days were hot in the Caribbean. I started to get a headache. But I finally thought of something good to do to Sheena. I grabbed my snorkeling gear and pulled it on. I decided to sneak off and explore a little. Dr. D. wanted us to stay close to the boat. But he didn’t want to be disturbed. So snorkeling seemed like a good idea. Mask and snorkel in place, I started down the boat ladder. ” Sheena’s squeaky voice pierced my eardrums. She was always catching me doing something. ” she demanded.
The tiny room stood empty. ” Sheena cried. ” “Dr. ” I shouted. “Dr. ” No reply. Sheena’s chin quivered. I knew she was scared. It was impossible. But true. ” I cried. 12 A pang ripped through my stomach. Dr. D. had just —vanished! Sheena and I were alone in the middle of the sea! ” I asked softly. “Don’t panic,” Sheena said. But her voice shook. “Think. Where could he go? Know what? ” “A swim? ” I cried, my voice rising. “We probably would have seen him! Besides, since when does Dr. D. just go for a swim?