Well, okay, except accidentally wake an ancient sleeping evil and unleash her upon an unsuspecting world! That was awkward. They basically got kidnapped into this war. Especially given that Henry has never met his parents, and so neither have we, the readers. Because of these names, Henry is super important. As I got into the story, I did begin to enjoy it more. I love the aesthetic here, green and gold and flame and life, all tied up in a dandelion.
The magic system that it ties him into is really unclear, though.
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Henry can see magic, which is simple enough, but he can do magic by the end, and there are no rules offered for that. So I was definitely enjoying everything more by the end of the book, where we have this clear picture of a sprawling green country, inhabited by dwarves and men and faeries, and of this absolutely terrifying evil power who literally sucks the life out of the countryside and the animals and the people to feed on.
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This is an excellent villain. Violence: Character stumbles through cupboard into a sea-battle; she sees some dead bodies, wounded men, and brief fighting before retreating. One character shoots another multiple times, knocking him out but not, apparently, seriously injuring him. Two pellets ricochet from gun, hitting a character in the ear and face.
One character stabs another in the chest.
Several characters are knocked into the sea presumably to drown. Multiple people are killed by lighting no description. Cold and hungry, Henrietta followed a stream to Eli FitzFaeren's house. Henry was to bear Darius's mark, so Darius and Henry can be branded by the same symbol. The surgeon who was supposed to stigmatize them together felt pity for Henry and let Henry escape by drugging himself. As Darius entered the room, he was outraged by the boy's breakaway, though Henry was still remained the room, only concealed by the door.
Darius supposed Henry had retreated back to Kansas, through the dimension he was from. Darius uses Richard as a ransom to the Willises for Henry.
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Meanwhile, Henry tries to slide through the pipe of the building. On the last flight of pipes, Henry falls, flying through the air, unable to cling onto anything sturdy. When he regained consciousness, he was on a bed in a draped room.
Sitting in front of him are a kind couple who rescued him from the incident. After, Henry is nurtured back to health, he ventures to the post office in order to go back through a cupboard and return to Kansas.
But, as he arrives, nobody is present in the house. Henry finds a note from Frank explaining what had happened when Darius had made an appearance. Meanwhile, Darius is called by the queen. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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