By Richard Ferrone, Clive Barker, HarperAudio

A trip past mind's eye is set to spread. . . . It starts within the such a lot dull position on the earth: Chickentown, U.S.A. There lives sweet Quackenbush, her center bursting for a few clue as to what her destiny may well carry. while the reply comes, it isn't one she expects. Welcome to the Abarat.

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Let’s not get hysterical,” she told Joephi and Mespa. She wiped a long piece of white hair out of her eyes. “Nobody saw us leave the Palace of Bowers. ” said Mespa, who was a black woman, renowned for her resilience, but who now looked close to being washed away by the rain beating down on the women’s heads. ” Diamanda said. ” Joephi fought with the sail, cursing it. ” Diamanda went on. “Isn’t it right that the sky is torn to tatters and the sea put in a frenzy? ” “No, no of course not,” said Mespa, holding on to the edge of the pitching boat, her face as white as her close-cropped hair was black.

For some reason, the doodles that she had drawn in her workbook came back into her mind. Only this time, instead of being black lines on gray, recycled paper, they were bright in her mind; very bright. And all kinds of colors, the way the sun appeared in your mind if you looked at it for a moment and then closed your eyes. Dozens of little suns: green and red and gold; then colors, too, that you couldn’t even name. That was the way the lines looked in Candy’s mind’s eye. And they were moving. The wavy lines were rolling across the darkness inside her skull, rolling and breaking, the brilliant colors bursting into arabesques of white and silver.

It was not a deep bow. But there was something about the simple courtesy of the gesture that completely won Candy over. So what if John Mischief had seven extra heads; he’d bowed to her and called her lady. Nobody had ever done that to her before. She smiled with improbable delight. And the impish man called John Mischief, along with five of his seven siblings, smiled back. “Please,” he said. “I don’t wish to alarm you, lady. Believe me, that is the very last thing I wish to do. ” “Mendelson Shape,” the smallest of the heads said.

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