Trillion: the Three-Headed Lion (Beast Quest, No. 12)
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The peace of Avantia has been shattered by a fearsome new Beast--Trillion the Three-Headed Lion. If he is to save the kingdom, Tom must defeat Trillion and collect all the pieces of magical golden armor. Will he succeed?
him — soon Tagus would be well again! But when he tried to heal the third wound, the tingling was faint and the light barely gleamed. Tom lifted the feather away. The wound had closed, but it hadn’t completely healed. Tom touched a fourth wound. The light flickered for a moment, then it was gone. “Why isn’t it working?” Elenna asked. “I think it needs time to fill with power again,” Tom said. He looked anxiously at her. “At least, I hope that’s all it is.” He frowned. “But it might take hours
them!” Tom said angrily, his heart burning. “We’ll put a stop to his game!” But Elenna snatched at his arm. “Look!” Tom followed the line of her eyes. A wide ring of small dark shapes was moving purposefully in their direction. “Hyenas!” he gasped. There were twenty or thirty of them, slinking toward Tagus, Storm, and Silver, their eyes shining with a hungry light. “They must have smelled Tagus’s blood,” Tom said. “Will Storm and Silver be able to fight them off?” Elenna asked anxiously. “I
he fell with a shout. He struck the ground hard, only his armor saving him from breaking bones. He lost hold of his sword and shield, but a shred of luck was with him as he rolled over and over, his armor clanking and rattling. His leg was free of Trillion’s grasp! The shooting pains in his leg were intense. He tried to get to his feet, but his ankle gave way under him and he sprawled breathlessly on the ground. He could see Elenna and Silver running toward him from the trees. “No!” he cried.
made a wide gesture with his arm, and suddenly an image of Aduro appeared. Tom gasped. The good wizard was lying on the ground, beaten and bloodied. Behind Malvel’s invisible barrier, Tagus and Trillion were still fighting furiously. Silver was scrabbling against the barrier, howling with anger and frustration. Elenna was firing arrows from Storm’s back, but the arrows were bouncing uselessly off the magical force field. “I warn you one last time,” cried Malvel. “If you defeat Trillion, I will
before them, its jaws wide open. A causeway had formed between it and the shore, and a path led through the enormous teeth. “It’s a gateway,” Tom murmured in awe. “Leading where?” Elenna murmured. “I don’t know,” Tom replied. “But I have to follow the path. Something is drawing me forward.” “It could be dangerous,” Elenna warned. “Malvel may have created it.” Tom looked back. The Dark Wizard had vanished. “That doesn’t matter,” he said. He took his magical compass from his pocket and held it