The Fortress of the Treasure Queen (The Secrets of Droon #23)
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Ko is back in power -- and nothing in Droon is safe! His beasts have found a lightning-powered submarine hidden in the secret Fortress of the Treasure Queen. Now Eric and his friends have to stop Ko before he destroys Jaffa City. But first they'll need help from their worst enemy -- Lord Sparr. If he can be trusted . . . .
someone to save us in a minute,” said Neal, running forward from the back of the ship. “Take a look out that rearview window thingy —” “The porthole?” said Julie. “Whatever!” shouted Neal. “I can’t believe it, but — it’s Ms. Freezy!” “Why doesn’t she just give up?” chirped Max. Bazra zoomed up the channel behind them, then shot overhead and hovered before the cabin’s window. Her dark eyes blazed wildly, her ghostly hair flew in every direction, her crown sat lopsided on her head. With a crazy
out of here!” But Bazra shrieked so loudly that the kids could hear her from inside the cabin. “I want that sub! I want everything! Give me your other magic, too!” “She wants our magic?” said Keeah, a smile growing on her lips. “Then let’s give her some magic. Eric, outside!” Together, they raced up the stairs and out on deck. Aiming their hands, they sent a blast into the channel itself. Whoom! A spray of water and ice chunks exploded over Bazra. Smoke plumed out of her antler throne. The
range of the arrows. Then all three beasts cried out once more and headed off into the night sky, weaving away toward the Dark Lands. “Going, going, gone!” chirped Max. “I can’t believe the Ninns remembered and helped us!” said Eric. Sparr chuckled. “Neither can I. Ninns can hardly remember anything!” “We did it,” said Keeah softly. “We saved Jaffa City.” And we have Sparr to thank for it, she added, looking at Eric. Sparr turned to her. “Not really,” he said. “I wouldn’t even be here if it
is the color of the good guys, isn’t it?” Eric stood there in green boots, green pants, a green vest, and a green cape that trailed behind him. Looking at Sparr, he found he was still unsure about him. Sparr seemed to be helping them, but Eric couldn’t forget what the bird had said. Were its words a warning? Is Sparr on our side or not? Seeing Eric, Neal laughed. “Hey, Green Boy, call me Mr. Blue!” He wore a layered navy blue robe and a wide hat dangling with marsh flowers. Julie’s outfit
You have to trust me.” Eric watched as Sparr shone his red sparks into the empty passage. Trust you? It was true that Sparr had told them about the sub and helped them get into the fortress. And just now, he had pulled Eric to safety when the guards were near. Maybe. But what about the bird’s warning? “Come on!” whispered Sparr. Using his sparking fingers to guide the way, he was down the passage in an instant. He trotted up another tunnel, then stopped. “Oh!” Eric moved up next to Sparr.