The Thief Queen's Daughter (The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme)

By Elizabeth Haydon

The Thief Queen's Daughter, the second one quantity in Elizabeth Haydon's critically-acclaimed The misplaced Journals of Ven Polypheme sequence for heart grade readers, is now on hand with a beautiful new cover.

On his first day at the task as Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, Charles Magnus Ven Polypheme―known as Ven―is despatched via King Vandemere on a mystery undertaking in the partitions of the Gated urban. The king warns Ven to take care―because when you input the Gated urban, you may by no means be allowed to go away. The Gated urban is governed by means of the strong Raven's Guild, and the guild is governed through the Queen of Thieves.

Ven and his associates input the Gated urban prepared for event. but if one good friend is abducted and it truly is printed that they're touring within the corporation of the runaway daughter of the Queen of Thieves herself, their experience turns lethal. For the ruthless Thief Queen will cease at not anything to get her daughter back…

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Coates’s eyes grew blacker. “You can belief nobody during this position, lad. not anyone. keep in mind that. ” “Not even you? ” Clemency requested softly. Coates appeared without notice drained. “No one,” he acknowledged to Clem. Then he became again to Ven. “I wouldn't ask Sharra something, lad. lots of people do, and that i think she learns greatly greater than she must that method. i'd see what she has to assert to you first prior to you inform her an excessive amount of. should you can locate her. She’s chanced on purely while she desires to be. Her sales space is around the sq., via the fountain, among the toymaker and the dream vendor. ” “Did you assert dream vendor? ” Char requested. “How are you able to purchase a dream? ” “You can purchase something within the Gated urban, lad,” acknowledged Coates. “If you're keen to pay the cost. ” He glanced out the window one final time. “I imagine it’s most likely o.k. so that you can pass. those who mark the visitors can be performed via now. when you maintain the black circles in your backs, the second one crew won’t pay any brain to you. ” “Thank you,” stated Ven in actual fact. “I savour your entire aid. ” Mr. Coates smiled. He picked up the gauntlet and checked out it for a second, then held it out to Ven. “Here,” he stated. “Take this. i think you will discover a use for it sometime. ” “I couldn’t,” Ven acknowledged. “I can’t pay for—” “It’s a gift,” Coates stated. “For displaying me the jack-rule. yet don’t put on it—put it on your pack. It’s a device, and a bit of protecting clothing. yet it’s additionally a weapon. You don’t are looking to be wearing a weapon, seen or in a different way, during this position. Even the youngest baby who lives inside of those partitions is best with any weapon than you'd be. you might want to by no means glance extra prepared for a struggle than you're, young’uns. It’s the right way to get yourselves killed. ” He went at the back of the counter and got here again a second later with a section of burlap and a size of string, with which he wrapped and tied up the gauntlet. Then he passed it to Ven. “That’s solid advice,” Ven acknowledged. “Thank you—and thanks for the gauntlet. we are going to attempt to use it good. ” “I don't have any doubt,” stated Coates. “Good good fortune to all of you. ” He walked over to the door and opened it. Ven, Nick, Char, and Clem began via it; then Clem became speedy round. “Where’s Saeli? ” she requested. “Here,” got here the tough voice that they virtually by no means heard pop out of the small Gwadd lady. the youngsters appeared into the again of the store, from the place it had come. Saeli was once sitting at the flooring, one arm round Munx, rubbing Finlay’s belly in a lot an analogous approach Mrs. Snodgrass had rubbed Murphy’s the evening earlier than. Finlay had pulled the blue ribbon from her hair together with his enamel and was once twiddling with it, making the little Gwadd lady snicker. “Seems my doorbell is broken,” acknowledged Mr. Coates. “All correct, omit, off with you currently. a couple of extra pats and either one of them may be of little need ever back. ” He smiled as Saeli leapt up and moved quickly during the doorway, then known as one final piece of recommendation as he closed the door in the back of the youngsters. “Stay jointly, and watch your backs. ” Ven lingered at the porch step lengthy adequate to listen to the phrases the weaponsmaker muttered to himself as soon as the door used to be closed.

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