Voyagers of the Silver Sand (The Secrets of Droon: Special Edition #3)
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With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about!
Trapped! The Rainbow Stairs have disappeared, and Eric, Neal, and Julie are stranded in Droon with no way home. Even worse, Young Sparr and Gethwing have escaped to the Upper World! Eric and his friends have just 24 hours to restore the stairs -- but how?
The answers are at the end of a long, enchanted caravan that leads the kids all through Droon's past and present. On the way, they learn that only the magical Five Wizards of Eshku can bring the Rainbow Stairs back. But can the kids find all five wizards in time? Or will they be trapped in Droon forever?
up and looked around. “What —” he whispered. He wasn’t by the riverbank anymore. His friends were gone. So was the daylight. He was sitting on dark, wet ground in the middle of a starless, moonless night. Eric staggered to his feet. As his eyes adjusted to the darkness, he began to make out the shapes of giant boulders and broken rocks strewn all around. “This isn’t good,” he said. “Where am I?” A mass of twisted trees loomed on his right, while on his left a flaming stump bloomed with dense
sound like the tinkling of bells. A moment later, the tent cloth quivered, and a small Ninn girl in a purple dress wiggled under it. She had big red cheeks, and her wispy brown hair was tied into pigtails. She held out a short stick covered with metal rings. “I’m Theesha. Do you want to play?” She shook the stick. Shing-a-ling! Eric smiled. “Sorry, we can’t. Our hands are tied up —” “I can free you!” she said. “Maybe you shouldn’t,” said Keeah. “You’ll get in trouble with the warrior
grinned. “Perfect.” He turned the gleaming Viper into a dull brown rock and hurled it across the sand with all his might. Cupping his ear, he listened. “All gone —” Suddenly, the sky darkened. It swirled with blue light. In the distance, the enchanted pilkas were racing away to the gathering storm. “There are the pilkas. And they’re leaving without us!” said Max. “But we have no treasure,” said Keeah. “We can’t leave —” “And you won’t!” roared a voice. All at once, Saba the phantom was upon
Quill scribbled that down. “Tastily put, Neal.” “We have to get the seed,” said Max firmly. As the chief Snitcher placed the seed squarely on a rock, Rolf pointed. “It looks like someone already tried and failed.” Draped over the saddle of one small pony was someone nearly completely hidden in a sack. Only a pair of blue boots stuck out. “Galen!” said Julie. “Huh,” mumbled Neal. “Did you ever notice that he seems to get caught a lot?” “I guess that’s why we’re here,” said Lunk. “Luckily,
large rock. “Dude, I did say, ‘Duck,’ ” said Neal. “You nearly got fried.” He blinked. “Uh … wow!” “Is your head okay?” asked Keeah. “You took a nasty tumble!” chirped Max. Eric gazed at his friends, then squinted down the river. The lions were still charging, sending blazing beams from their eyes. Blam! Blammm! “Whoa, guys,” he said. “I had a vision. I was in the Upper World, only there was nothing left. Gethwing had destroyed it all!” Blam! Chunks of rock fell on the kids. “If it was