Epos The Winged Flame (Beast Quest, Book 6)
Stephen Cole, Adam Blade
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One boy's journey to save his village becomes a quest to save the Kingdom.
Tom and Elenna must journey on to face the last of the Beasts enslaved by the evil wizard Malvel: the Winged Flame, a phoenix of terrible power. It has been been slowly awakening a long-dead volcano. If Tom and Elenna cannot stop the Beast in time, it could mean a deadly eruption.
He could hear a scraping noise coming from the pile of rocks in front of them. Something was trying to break through! “Epos?” Elenna hissed. Tom gripped his sword, ready for action. “We’ll soon find out!” Then, to Tom’s surprise, Silver leaped forward and jumped up at the rocks. He was yelping and whining eagerly. Tom placed his ear against the rock — and felt relief flood his whole body. “We’re here!” he shouted, beating the hilt of his sword on the rocks. “Can you hear me?” “What are you
Tom shouted, panic-stricken. He yanked his sword from his scabbard and swung wildly at Epos. The Beast retreated a little way, still holding the shield in her beak, just out of Tom’s reach. Then she turned and flew away, fire streaming in her wake. Tom felt sick as he wiped sweat from his brow. He had lost his best defense — his magical shield. But he had come too far to turn back now. He continued his steep climb. Stinking smoke gushed from vents in the trembling rock, stinging his eyes. His
“You don’t know my father. You’re lying.” “Taladon helped me a great deal,” said Malvel. “My plans could not have succeeded without him.” “Liar!” Tom bellowed. He raised his sword and angrily flung himself at the hooded figure. With a laugh of triumph, Malvel disappeared. CHAPTER EIGHT THE WILL TO SURVIVE TOM STOOD ON THE LIP OF THE VOLCANO feeling lost and powerless. Had Malvel really used his father? The thought seemed too terrible to even consider. For a brief moment, Tom forgot about
thin, the gray sky barely visible through the heavy branches overhead. “I hope so,” Elenna called back. She was leading Storm, Tom’s sturdy black stallion. She stopped for a moment, leaning against the horse for support. “I sure could use a good rest!” They had been traveling for nearly two weeks and were both exhausted. It had been a long Quest, but they were almost done. There was just one more Beast to defeat before they could return home. “I’m tired, too,” Tom said solemnly. “But we must
new dawn for the whole kingdom — thanks to you, Tom.” Just then, something else fell from the sky, right into Tom’s hand. It was a golden feather, still blazing with the phoenix’s heat. Instinctively, Tom knelt to place it in his shield. At once, a golden light shone out from the shield and bathed his skin. “Aduro?” Tom called uncertainly. “Where are you?” “Do not be afraid,” the wizard murmured. “Someone special wishes to see you — and he does not like to be kept waiting….” Tom felt a jolt