The epic voyages proceed in The Tree of Water, the fourth event in bestselling writer Elizabeth Haydon's acclaimed myth sequence for younger readers, The misplaced Journals of Ven Polypheme.
As Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, it's the accountability of younger Charles Magnus "Ven" Polypheme to shuttle the area and search out magic hiding in simple sight. yet Ven must get away the clutches of the nefarious Thief Queen, ruler of the Gated urban, whose minions are looking for him. His buddy, the merrow Amariel, has the suitable way to his issue: Ven and Char will subscribe to her to discover the realm underneath the sea.
As they trip in the course of the sea, Ven unearths himself surrounded by way of wonders more than he can have ever imagined. however the great thing about the sea is greater than matched through the hazards lurking inside of its depths, and Ven and his buddies quickly discover that during order to save lots of millions of blameless lives, they could need to sacrifice their very own. For every little thing within the ocean must eat…
"A pleasant epic myth that may allure a readership either older and more youthful than the objective audience." ―Booklist (starred assessment) on The Floating Island
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Very small. ” “What does it say? ” Char requested. The merrow glared at him. “Let me have a brief look,” Ven acknowledged. He knew that Amariel couldn't learn human script. The merrow handed him the most important. He held it up within the lanternlight. The letters have been tiny, yet he may possibly learn so much of them if he became it slowly. “‘Free the one blameless prisoners she ever held,’” he learn. “It says all that? ” The merrow set free a low whistle. “Criminey, whatdaya s’pose that suggests? ” Char questioned aloud. without warning, a noisy thud echoed in the course of the Drowning Cave. anything huge and heavy had fallen from a similar gap within the coral ceiling in which that they had entered. a couple of seconds later, the Cormorant entered in addition, via sea-Lirin squaddies, their gills flapping extra shallowly now. Ven and Char scrambled to their ft. Ven tucked the major and the tiny oilcloth scrap again into the bottle, and the bottle again into his pocket. Char improved and stood in entrance of Amariel, attempting to hold her hidden from the coming into Lirin-mer, however the merrow gave him a shove. “Get out of how, Chum,” she stated impatiently. “I are looking to see. ” “I was once attempting to defend you,” Char protested, however the Cormorant was once now status in entrance of him. The Cormorant stared at each one of them for a second, the vegetables of his eyes glistening within the fading mild of the lantern. eventually he took in a breath, then exhaled via his gills. “You desire to visit the summer time pageant? ” the youngsters checked out one another. “Yes, sir,” Ven acknowledged. “Then you'll inform me, as you agreed to, every little thing that i must find out about the Gated urban. will probably be least difficult if we go back to the glide to do that, so you might photo the streets in a sunshadow in order that we may perhaps all have a correct view of the internal workings of town. ” Ven’s abdominal became over. His head felt numb, yet he controlled to nod. The Cormorant checked out him sharply. “But earlier than we go back to the glide, i need you to inform me the names of all of the strong humans within the Gated City,” he acknowledged. “I want to know the place they dwell, in order that we will spare them if attainable while the conflict starts off. ” Ven swallowed challenging. “I—I don’t know the way to do that,” he stated. “I comprehend the names of some of them, yet there are so many—” “Tell your story, Ven,” the Cormorant stated darkly. “My persistence is skinny and wanes with the sun—which is starting to set, if you are . ” So i began conversing. I informed the Cormorant every part i'll consider concerning the Gated urban. First I advised him in regards to the Outer industry, concerning the highway proprietors who roasted meat over open fires and cooked squash soup within a pumpkin shell the scale of a wagon. I instructed them in regards to the clowns, and the storytellers and jugglers, and the entire humans promoting magical and wondrous wares. I advised him in regards to the puppet indicates within the streets and the folk who have been variety to me there whilst our good friend Saeli was once lacking. subsequent, I advised him of the interior industry, a darker, extra evil position, the place Felonia, the Queen of Thieves, had held us captive within the labyrinth of the Raven’s Guild corridor.