By Isabel Allende
Alexander chilly and his ally, Nadia, the heroes of Allende's City Of the Beasts, are reunited in a brand new experience. This time, Alexander's fearless grandmother and International Geographic are taking them to a different distant area of interest of the realm -- a forbidden country tucked into the frosty peaks of the Himalayas. Their activity: to find its fabled Golden Dragon, a sacred statue and precious oracle, ahead of it really is destroyed by means of the greed of an outsider.
With assistance from a sage Buddhist monk, his younger royal disciple, and a fierce tribe of Yeti warriors, and armed with the ability in their totemic animal spirits, Alexander and Nadia struggle to guard the holy rule of the Golden Dragon.
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They didn’t have an opportunity to appreciate it, simply because, to their horror, they discovered guards built within the uniform of the royal condominium mendacity facedown in swimming pools in their personal blood. One was once useless, however the different was once nonetheless alive. together with his final breath he informed them that the Blue Warriors, led via a white foreigner, had rushed into the Sacred Passageway. not just had they controlled to get in alive and make their long ago out back, yet worse, they'd abducted the king and stolen the Golden Dragon. Myar Kunglung had spent 40 years within the military yet he had by no means faced a scenario as perilous as this. His infantrymen occupied themselves with conflict video games and marching in parades, yet until eventually that second, violence were unknown in his nation. He had by no means stumbled on himself within the place of wanting to take advantage of his guns, and none of his infantrymen knew real risk. The thought that their ruler have been abducted in his personal palace was once unimaginable to him. The general’s most powerful emotion at that second, higher even than worry or anger, used to be disgrace. He had failed in his accountability; he have been incapable of defending his cherished king. Kate now not had something to do within the palace. She took her go away of the wretched normal, and trigger at a gallop towards the resort, dragging Wandgi in her wake. She had to make plans along with her grandson. “Possibly the yank boy has rented a horse, and maybe he has left. i think he's not again yet,” the landlord of the resort proficient her with large smiles and bows. “When was once that? Did he move by myself? ” she requested, frightened. “Possibly he left the day prior to this, and it can be that he had a monkey with him,” acknowledged the fellow, striving to be at his such a lot amiable with the overseas grandmother. “Borobá! ” exclaimed Kate, guessing instantly that Alexander had long gone to seem for Nadia. “I should not have introduced these little ones to this kingdom! ” she further in the course of a coughing healthy, losing onto a chair in a daze. with no observe, the resort proprietor poured a pitcher of vodka and put it in her fingers. bankruptcy FOURTEEN The Golden Dragon THAT evening THE KING HAD contemplated for hours sooner than the nice Buddha, as he constantly did earlier than going to the Sacred Passageway. His skill to appreciate the enlightenment he could obtain from the statue depended upon the nation of his spirit. He needed to have a natural middle, freed from hope, worry, expectation, thoughts, or destructive rationale, and as open because the lotus flower. He prayed fervently, simply because he knew that his brain and his middle have been weak. He felt that his carry at the reins of his country, and on these of his personal psyche, used to be dangerously vulnerable. The king have been very younger while he ascended to the throne after the early demise of his father, at a time while he had now not accomplished his education with the lamas. there have been issues he had by no means discovered, and he had now not built his paranormal skills as he must have. He couldn't see peoples’ auras or learn their concepts; he had no longer skilled astral trips, and he didn't understand how to heal with the ability of his brain, even though he may perhaps do things like cease his respiring and may himself to die.