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By P. W. Catanese

Grasp storyteller P.W. Catanese starts the Books of Umber trilogy with Happenstance Found—now to be had in paperback—when twelve-yearold Happenstance awakens in a cave without reminiscence of who he's or how he got here to be there. Lord Umber and his partners rescue Hap, and the gang units out on harmful and strange missions that proceed in Dragon Games.

Hap’s and Umber’s trips take them to the corrupt country of Sarnica, the place Umber’s nemesis has got a few dragon eggs. Umber desires to learn a brand new magical species, yet what begins as a quest for wisdom becomes a perilous rescue operation. The deft plotting of those actionpacked, heart-stopping adventures will pique the mind's eye and go away readers fearful for the ultimate installment.

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By means of starlight, he couldn’t see it as truly as ahead of, however the send used to be nonetheless in pursuit. No nearer, no farther. Umber replied the query that used to be most likely on Nima’s brain. “Hap can see at nighttime. If he says it’s there, you could think him. ” He checked out Hap and smiled. Hap felt a small rush of satisfaction to have this unusual yet major guy, who looked as if it would have an international of assets at his disposal, converse for him that means. Nima frowned into the darkish. “She follows us throughout a pitch-black sea. And right into a headwind, no much less, whilst the other craft could fall away. there's just one strategy to lose her now. Lord Umber, have Balfour positioned out the galley fires. ” Umber bounced on his heels and nodded. “Of direction, Captain! Come, Hap—it won’t do to be status on deck quickly. ” Hap felt the hairs at the again of his neck stand instantly. He shut at the back of as Umber ducked into the hatch. “Why? Why won’t it do to face on deck? ” Umber raised a finger, telling Hap to attend. “Balfour! Out with the fires! every body, we’re going to submerge. Now, Hap, what have been you asking? Oh, you desired to know—” “Submerge? ” cried Hap. “Under the water? ” Umber scratched his chin. “Does the notice submerge have one other which means? now not during this context. certain, Hap, below the water. yet it’s not anything to worry. ” at the different aspect of the galley doorways there has been a hiss of steam as water was once poured over scorching coals. “The leviathan barge is made for this. She was once submerged in case you met her, don’t you remember? And wasn’t Balfour downstairs the total time, dry as a bone? ” “Fire’s out! ” known as Balfour. “Sophie, inform Nima we’re ready,” Umber acknowledged. Sophie ran up throughout the hatch. “Now, Hap, i do know you’re no longer keen on the water, yet … Hap? ” Hap was once convinced the bones in his legs have been dissolving. He staggered to the desk and slumped onto a chair. Sophie got here down the steps back. in the back of her, the hatch slammed close. Umber placed a hand on Hap’s shoulder. “We’ll be nice. Boroon will make a pointy flip underwater, the place this pursuer can’t see us. He’ll swim seven miles or so—that’s farther than that stranger can see within the open water. ” Hap shuddered. Underwater for seven miles! He seized the sting of the desk because the barge lurched ahead. The room tilted, and the lanterns swayed diagonally on their chains. An apple that have been left at the desk rolled off and tumbled to front of the cabin. Hap opened his mouth, forcing himself to respire. The others had taken seats in different places within the cabin. Umber sat subsequent to Hap and clasped his arm. “We won’t dive too deep. It wouldn’t be fit for us,” Umber acknowledged. The phrases did not reassure. The foaming sea rose over the portholes, and a roar enveloped the cabin from each path. Hap sensed the load of the water pushing down at the barge and felt a ringing strain in his ears. whilst he labored his jaw up and down, the ringing ended with a hole pop. “Almost forgot,” Umber stated. “Watch this, Hap. You’ll locate it fascinating. ” because the ground leveled off back, he stood and went to the facet wall the place 9 hourglasses have been fastened in a row.

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