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Posted November 25, 2012
Irreverent! A true tour de force of satirical wit and innocence captured of by gone days. The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth goes for the jugular and demands more from the reader than most "rites of passage" books. Packed with verbal jousting it commands all of your senses and leaves you wanting more. Awaiting the sequel!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 2, 2012
"Think we should try finding some of the others?" I asked Jalock as we continued through the forest.
He shrugged. "I suppose."
Something flickered out of the corner of my eye.
"What was that?" I said, jumping backwards.
A lone, misty figure was floating silently through the trees.
Jalock unsheathed his sword and I drew my knife.
But the misty-man was gone.
Then I heard a loud, high-pitched scream.
Lily screamed louder as a group of misty-men advanced towards her, swords drawn.
She could see Jorlan a few feet away, slashing at an oncoming tide of attackers. She was on her own now.
For mabye the first time ever, Lily unsheathed her tiny knife. Summoning her courage, if she had any, Lily ran waved her blade at the misty-men, screeching, "Go away!"
One of them raised a knotched sword, preparing to strike. Lily screeched again, desperatly rolling away.
More misty men were appearing. She couldn't see Jorlan anymore. Lily waved her knife again as the misty-men drew closer... and closer...
The second battle of the wood had begun.
"What was that?"
Dinara turned slowly around, listening for the sound again.
"Go away!" A faint voice shouted.
"What?" Lazer asked.
"Listen!" Dinara hissed. "Someone's in trouble!"
"I can't be sure. But the scream's coming from that direction. Back towards the clearing." She replied.
"Let's hurry." Lazer said, dashing off with Dinara on his heels.
They could see a faint gray shape, growing larger as they drew closer.
"Misty-men! A whole army!" Dinara gasped.
She spotted Jorlan in their midst, surronded by attackers.
Without thinking, Dinara leapt into the battle, slashing her knife across the side of a misty-man. Lazer was beside her in an instant, wielding his mace.
In the distance, she heard another high-pitched scream.
"Can you hear that?" Frenn asked.
Logas nodded. "Jorlan and Lily are being attacked... Elbeth and Fflewnya are being attacked... Dinara and Lazer are with Jorlan... Zel and Ylo are being attacked... Alora and Jalock are heading towards Elbeth..."
"How do you know?" Frenn replied.
"I just do."
"Well, what are we going to do now?"
"Get out of this tree, for starters."
Logas leaped down, followed quickly by Frenn. "This way." Logas said, beckoning with his hand.
Frenn dashed after him, hand going to his sword hilt. Logas suddenly paused, then drew an arrow from his quiver.
Frenn could see a large group of misty-men ahead, surronding two lone figures.
"It's Brunce and Jennica!" Frenn gasped.
"We'll split up, and circle around." Logas told him. Frenn nodded, slowly unsheathing his short sword.
They headed off in opposite directions, keeping to the shadows as they closed in on the misty-men.
Suddenly, a green-feathered arrow flew through the air, and hit a misty-man in the back of the head. In a puff of smoke, it was gone. Arrows laced the air as Frenn leaped from his hiding place, swinging at a group of enemies.
Brunce stood in front of Jennica, smashing his axe into the side of an attacker. The red-hairred girl loaded her bow and shot one of the advancing misty-men.
Soon, the number of opponents dwindled, and the foir of them were left alone.
"Thanks." Brunce panted.
"No problem." Frenn replied.
"There's no time to waste." Jennica said. "I heard screaming. I think the others are in trouble."