Quest for the Queen (Secrets of Droon #10)
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A hidden door. A magical staircase. Discover the world of Droon!
Keeah is in disguise in strange territory, learning what she needs to know to bring her mother back to freedom. Fortunately, her friends from the Upper World arrive to give her a helping hand-and a head start in the Droon Games!
sweep up, but he’s late.” “As usual!” Julie said with a laugh. She took an oilcan from the work-bench. Standing on her toes, she began oiling the door’s hinges. Eric searched the nearby cabinets for a new lightbulb to re-place the old one. As they worked, Eric recalled their latest visits to Droon. He and his friends had had many adventures. But they’d also un-covered many mysteries. For one thing, Keeah said she remembered being in the Upper World — Eric’s world — a long time ago. But that
was on all fours, nose to nose with Snorky, trying to grab him. Julie giggled. “It looks like you’re dancing!” “It’s not funny,” Neal groaned as Snorky romped away to sniff a tree. “I was teaching him to fetch when he escaped!” Eric tried to trap Snorky from behind. “What was he fetching?” “A box of cookies,” Neal said. Julie shook her head. “Only you would think of teaching a dog to fetch food for you.” Neal grinned. “What can I say? I’m a genius.” “Hey, genius, your dog just ran into my
tiger spoke. “My young friends, find Keeah. Tell her the hour has come for me to change, but there is danger. I am being followed. Tell her … beware … the … magic!” Then, as swiftly as it had appeared, the tiger jumped away through the trees. “Queen Relna!” Julie yelled. “Wait! Don’t go!” But the red tiger was gone. Eric stared around into the thick woods. “I don’t see anything following her. She sure looked frightened, though.” “You can add me to that list,” said Neal. “Man, I wish Keeah
the lavatory door. “Guys?” It was Julie’s voice. “Mrs. Michaels wants you back right now,” she said. “It’s quiz time.” Neal looked at his shirt in the mirror. It was soaking wet. “Well, my work here is done. See you in class.” He left Eric alone at the sink. Eric was about to drain the water when he glanced down. The soapsuds swirling in the sink suddenly stopped … in the shape of a face. A sad old face. With a long white beard. “Galen?” Eric mumbled to himself. “Galen!” A moment later, the
another shape,” said Eric. “And she can’t because of the cage.” “She needs to be set free,” said Julie. Keeah reached her hand toward the cage. Kkkkk! A bolt of red light shot out from the bars and struck Keeah’s hand. She snatched it back. “This is a sorcerer’s magic! Red light is always a sign of dark magic.” “You should know….” said a cold voice. Tarok strode from the shadows. Gone was his clown’s nose. His wild blue hair. His silly horn. He tossed up a glass ball and caught it. “So