In the Shadow of Goll (The Secrets of Droon)
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It's a dangerous time in Droon. A mysterious ancient sorcerer has arrived, waking the infamous Warriors of the Skorth and wreaking havoc. He seems to be an expert in the most evil, long-ago magic, and leads Eric and his friends on a treacherous journey to the Dark Lands.
But what awaits them there? And what is the mysterious sorcerer really after? Eric hopes that it's not too late to find out -- and stop him.
that died out completely when the Goll empire rose to power. According to the elders of Agrah-Voor, however, the language was revived by Lord Sparr and used by him alone to cloak his own darkest magic.” “By him alone?” said Eric, peering out at the black sea. “But that’s impossible. That hooded sorcerer knows it, too.” Shago made a noise. “And we still don’t know who this mysterious Shadowboots is!” Neal opened his mouth, then shook his head. “No. I’m not going to say it.” “We may not know
flickered deep within. “So,” Galen whispered. “Here we are, in the presence of great evil. Let’s enter together. Side by side, if it helps.” “Oh, it does,” said Julie, shivering. One, two, three silent steps, and the group of friends was inside the eerie chamber. Tall columns supported a ceiling in which two red stones, the eyes of the stone snake head, stood fixed and glowing. The little band slid into the shadows and remained still, barely breathing. Crouched on the floor in the center of
tunnel. Neal searched his scroll furiously, then stopped with a grin. “We can’t hurt them, but we can stop them!” With a quick murmur of words, he surrounded the bones in an enormous block of ice, sealing them in the tunnel. “Skorth on ice,” he said. “I like it!” “Now — to Sparr!” said Eric. “Hurry!” Following Galen’s lead, they bolted up to the island’s summit. Bursting out the top of the snake’s head, they saw Shadowface standing across from Sparr. The two dogs faced each other next to
fear the time of young Sparr is ending. Evil must win. At least for now.” Galen lowered his sparkling staff. Keeah let her hands fall to her sides. Their attack on Shadowface ended. Seeing this, the sorcerer’s skin flushed with new life, and he began to laugh. Second by second, the Viper did its work, and young Sparr faded. His older self, towering over the quivering heap, became younger. He was nearly as young as he had been on the Isle of Mists. The sorcerer snapped his fingers, and no
Ko’s armies were gathering in the Serpent Sea. We’re pretty close to the Serpent Sea here. Maybe Shadowcloak is on his way there.” “Shadowface,” said Neal, frowning. “When one evil rises,” said Galen, “it brings another evil with it, and another and another. Emperor Ko. Gethwing, the moon dragon. It was only a matter of time before a new evil arose.” Neal dug into his pocket and pulled out his scroll. “But don’t forget, we have a new good guy now, too. Even if I can’t use all my powers yet.”