Dark Lord: School's Out (Dark Lord, Book 2) by Jamie Thomson

By Jamie Thomson

After acclimating to the inane customs of the blathering human fools, Dirk Lloyd has controlled to make touch along with his domestic within the Darklands. regrettably, his powers have betrayed him all over again. His new, and dare he say it, pal Sooz has been transported to his Iron Tower of melancholy, the place she awaits what's absolute to be a gradual and painful finish. Little does Dirk recognize that Sooz has shaped her personal alliances because the new darkish Mistress of his former state. Dirk needs to be able to get Sooz domestic, particularly earlier than his arch-nemesis Lord Hasdruban vanquishes Dirk as soon as and for all. during this both hilarious and shrewdpermanent sequel, Dirk makes an attempt to regain his evil stranglehold at the Darklands and live on one other 12 months at school.

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These were the things you had to do in a strange place, and this was a strange place and he’d been born here. He could see that the village had gone. The wave had sliced it off the island. A few stumps marked the place where the long house had stood since . . for ever. The wave had torn up the reef. A wave like that would not have even noticed the village. He’d learned to look at coasts when he’d been voyaging with his father and his uncles. And now, looking up, he could see the story of the wave, written in tumbled rocks and broken trees.

Mau . ’ he said. ‘Yes, I remember you. Always at the back. But I could see you thinking. Not many people think, not really think. They just think they do. And when they laughed at old Nawi, you didn’t want to. But you laughed anyway, to be like them. ’ How had he spotted that? But you couldn’t deny it, not now, not with those pale eyes looking through you. ‘Yes. ’ ‘Good. ’ ‘Do you want me to run an errand? Or I could—’ ‘I want you to remember something for me. ’ ‘Oh, yes. But it works. I’ve tried it three times.

And Mau dreamed. It had to be a dream. He felt himself become two people. One of them, a grey body made of mud, began to look for the bodies that the wave hadn’t taken. It did it carefully and as gently as it could, while the other Mau stayed deep inside, curled in a ball, doing the dreaming. 31 Nation 26/6/08 16:43 Page 32 N AT I O N And who am I, doing this? thought the grey Mau. Who am I now? I am become like Locaha, measuring the contours of death. Better be him than be Mau, on this day . .

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