Castle in the Air (Howl's Castle Series, Book 2) by Diana Wynne Jones

By Diana Wynne Jones

Younger service provider Abdullah leads a humble lifestyles. Or he did till a stranger bought him a threadbare—and disagreeable—magic carpet. Now Abdullah is stuck in the course of his grand daydreams. Waking one evening in a sumptuous backyard, he meets and falls immediately in love with the attractive and shrewdpermanent Flower-in-the-Night. yet a depraved djinn sweeps the princess away correct earlier than Abdullah's eyes, leaving the younger guy no selection yet to stick with. this is often no traditional quest, although, for Flower-in-the-Night isn't the entire djinn has stolen. Abdullah could have the so-called aid of the cantankerous carpet, a cranky genie in a bottle, a bent soldier, and a truly opinionated black cat. Will this motley workforce be ready to locate the djinn's mysterious residing and rescue a fortress jam-packed with princesses?

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I look him in the eye then. ” “I’m sure that’s not such a bad thing,” he says gently, as if he’s trying to tease me. ” I turn to see Amy standing in the door of the gift shop. indd 49 12/17/13 2:26 PM Janet Gurtler on a pair of fingerless gloves and a long-­sleeve striped shirt under her Tinkerpark T-­shirt. I have an urge to run over and hug her for ending this conversation. ” “Not anymore,” I say quickly. Adam smiles. ” She grins. ” “Of course he is,” I say. ” I have the secret knowledge now that he’s not as mean as he pretends to be.

He stares out after his twin. ” I add. “It’s okay. George, your dad, is the same way,” she says to Jake. ” Mom looks right at him. “Why don’t you go help Josh? ” Jake looks at me, raises his eyebrows, then glances back at her. ” Mom nods. He glares at me. ” “Fine,” Mom says. ” “Sure. ” He slowly walks out of the room. We both watch him leave. “He was in the chapel during your surgery,” I tell her. She smiles. ” I wonder which one I am. “The nurse said they’re going to send me home tomorrow,” she says.

So. Yeah. ” I lift my hand to block the bright morning sun from my eyes. “Understandable. Don’t worry though. ” He smiles. ” a female calls. A couple of girls are walking toward us, and he waves without even glancing over, but I see them—­two girls each with a perky ponytail, dressed in red Tinkerpark T-­shirts. They’re whispering to each other as they pass to go to the gaming area; they giggle and one of them wiggles her hips in an exaggerated dance motion. I glance back at Adam, but he’s watching me and misses it.

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