Against the Tide (Spirit Animals, Book 5)

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By Tui T. Sutherland

The event keeps during this 5th ebook within the New York Times bestselling series.

The solar is shining within the Hundred Isles, and but the trail ahead turns out crowded with shadows. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have traveled internationally, looking a suite of robust talismans as a way to hold them from enemy palms. all through their trip the younger heroes were hounded via pursuers, who constantly appear to comprehend simply the place to discover them. Now they comprehend why.

One of them is a traitor.

As they steer the crystal blue waters of this tropical paradise, the workforce can't support yet suspect one another. There's a undercover agent of their midst, and earlier than this undertaking is over, a dangerous catch will shut round them.

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How can he? What can an individual do, I suggest, correct? ” Kalani rubbed her brow, having a look as though she may really negotiate with fireplace ants than proceed this dialog. “Ask us anything,” Abeke jumped in. “We merely are looking to guard Erdas, and to do this we have to see Mulop. We’re the great men, I promise. allow us to end up it to you, besides the fact that you will want. ” “Ah, the younger buddy of leopards speaks,” Tangaroa stated. The orangutan scampered round to place the previous guy among herself and Uraza. She squinted on the leopard from at the back of his again. “Well, that’s one thing,” Conor interjected. “The 4 Fallen got here to us — surely that implies we’re at the part of the nice nice Beasts, correct? ” “Maaaaaaaaaaaybe,” stated Tangaroa. “Ngaio and that i aren't totally confident that leopards will be reliable, although. all the ones we’ve met are likely to glance down their noses at us, as though they believe the one factor orangutans are reliable for is consuming. ” one other growl rumbled in Uraza’s throat, as though she used to be vulnerable to trust that final assertion. Abeke hurriedly advanced. “Uraza could by no means consume Ngaio,” she acknowledged. “And we aren’t, uh, taking a look down at you. by no means. Orangutans are —” Oh, ack. She didn’t recognize whatever approximately orangutans. “Uh, really . . . quite nice. ” Tangaroa by surprise clapped his arms jointly. A flock of tiny yellow parrots bolted from a close-by tree into the sky. “I understand! i do know what will be enjoyable! nice enjoyable! ” Abeke may perhaps inform that Meilin used to be able to stab anything. enjoyable used to be now not whatever any of them had time for, now not with the way forward for Erdas at stake. “What is it? ” Abeke requested, maintaining her voice as calm as she may perhaps. “A try! ” acknowledged the outdated guy. “A probability to teach off your talents and your bond together with your spirit animal. If leopard woman can defeat my orangutan in a race, I’ll let you know how to define Mulop. ” Abeke checked out the bushy orange ape. With Uraza’s support, she might outrun an orangutan, couldn’t she? after which possibly she may well end up to the others that she wasn’t the mole — that she quite was once on their aspect. “If that’s what it takes,” she stated. “I’ll do it. ” “You shouldn’t have to,” Kalani acknowledged. “Grandfather, this can be asking an excessive amount of. ” “Nothing is simply too a lot to invite for the dignity of seeing Mulop,” he retorted. “Leopard lady, there's a tree a few part mile that method, which was once hit by means of lightning 3 days in the past. Race Ngaio there and again, and whoever returns first — whoever touches this nice boulder the following first — shall be the winner. ” “Wait,” Tarik stated, stepping ahead. “I am their protector. allow me run in her position. ” “No,” stated Tangaroa. “It needs to be the leopard woman. ” Ngaio slapped her arms jointly, grinning. “I can do this,” Abeke acknowledged to Tarik. “Really, i will. ” He seemed down at her with a significant expression. “I think that,” he acknowledged. “It’s only a heavy burden to put on you, and if i will be able to lighten it in any way . . . I want i may, that’s all. ” “It’s all right,” she stated, feeling the heat of his being concerned like a small solar. Tarik safe them since it used to be his activity, assigned via Olvan, yet he additionally essentially nervous approximately them and cherished them too, and that was once an excellent greater type of safety.

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