Blackwood by Gwenda Bond

By Gwenda Bond

On Roanoke Island, the legend of the 114 those that mysteriously vanished from the misplaced Colony hundreds and hundreds of years in the past is simply an outside drama for the travelers, a narrative humans inform. but if the island faces the unexpected disappearance of 114 humans now, an not going pair of 17-year-olds could be the purely wish of bringing them again.

Miranda, a misfit woman from the island's so much notorious family members, and Phillips, an exiled youngster legal who hears the voices of the useless, needs to circumvent everybody from federal brokers to long-dead alchemists as they paintings to discover the secrets and techniques of the recent misplaced Colony. the only factor they can't avoid is every one other.

Blackwood is a depressing, witty coming of age tale that mixes America's oldest secret with a completely modern romance.

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He’s probably back at the wagon right now, laughing the points off his ears. Think about it. I mean, how would he even get up there? He crawled in through the drain. The drain?! HA! Now I've heard everything! why would a treasury have a drainage system? Well, okay… But this is too small for anyone but — Last chance, Dessa. You wanna help us or not? I'm so hungry! Bah! Scavenging dog! Please, guardsman! Just a crust of bread? Away from the palace before we clap you in irons! What's the problem here, men?

He crawled in through the drain. The drain?! HA! Now I've heard everything! why would a treasury have a drainage system? Well, okay… But this is too small for anyone but — Last chance, Dessa. You wanna help us or not? I'm so hungry! Bah! Scavenging dog! Please, guardsman! Just a crust of bread? Away from the palace before we clap you in irons! What's the problem here, men? Captain Drake! N-nothing, sir. Just a beggar, sir. You know how the Queen hates them milling about. Yes. I know. So unlike her father.

Fisk? Though you’d think "the greatest thief in North Huntington" could have just picked the lock. Subtle. This is more my style. You comin’, or what? Wooo-hooo! We’re rich! Rich, I tells ya! …Queen Magda has all this just sitting here, while her people are down there going hungry. Well, no more going hungry for us! I can’t believe it… And no more performing like monkeys for that fat canker-blossom and his third-rate sideshow, either! I dunno. This was too easy. " You’ve forgotten the stairs? The fire-breathing hallway?

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