By John Claude Bemis
What if John Henry had a son?
Twelve-year-old Ray is haunted by way of the strangest stories of his father, whom Ray swears may communicate to animals. Now an orphan, Ray jumps from a teach facing the yankee South and falls in with a drugs express educate and its solid of sideshow performers. The performers turn into heroes, defenders of the wild, together with the son of John Henry. they're hiding the final of the legendary Swamp Sirens from an old evil referred to as the Gog. Why the Gog wishes the Siren, they can’t confirm, yet they comprehend it has whatever to do with rebuilding a colossal laptop that John Henry gave his lifestyles destroying years sooner than, a desktop that may enable the Gog to manage the need of guys and unfold darkness in the course of the world.
Age point: nine and up | Grade point: four and up
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She cringed. “It’d be open season on dragons,” she admitted. ” “And then we’d be right back where we started,” Connor concluded. “Emmy would be cloned and those violent hybrid dragons would be let loose on the world. The apocalypse, all over again. ” And her nightmares would finally come true. She nodded slowly, frustration building up inside of her, threatening to explode. ” she blurted, squeezing her hands into fists. ” She turned to Connor, looking up at him with anguished eyes. ” she demanded.
Because I left the barn without your permission. Her mimic of Trinity’s voice was dead-on, and Trin felt her face flush. “I’m not mad,” she protested. “I was just scared. When I saw you weren’t in the barn…I thought something bad had happened to you, Ems. And when I found out Caleb has been sneaking you out all this time and you’ve been keeping it from me? ” And there it was, she realized with a start. It wasn’t that Caleb had been sneaking Emmy out that had been bothering her—not really. It was that Emmy hadn’t told her he was doing it.
And there it was, she realized with a start. It wasn’t that Caleb had been sneaking Emmy out that had been bothering her—not really. It was that Emmy hadn’t told her he was doing it. They were supposed to be bonded—as close as two souls could be. And yet the dragon had been keeping secrets from her. Were there other secrets as well? Her eyes fell to Emmy’s broken scale and her heart panged. Don’t you trust me? The dragon’s question was stark and simple, spoken without judgment or rebuke. But it felt like a knife to the gut all the same.