Arachnid The Spider King (Beast Quest, Book 11)
Adam Blade, Lucy Courtenay
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New beasts. Old magic.
In the caves of Avantia lurks Arachnid the Spider King. Massive and terrifying, Arachnid preys on the local townspeople and guards a piece of the magical golden armor. Can Tom defeat the Beast and save the kingdom from destruction?
Malvel realizes I am missing,” Aduro said. “You are doing well, Tom. Better than I could have hoped. Stay strong!” The wizard raised his right hand and pointed at the rocks. He muttered some powerful magic words and there was a blast of white light. The rocks exploded. Storm whinnied in terror and Silver howled. Tom and Elenna fell to the ground and covered their eyes. When they dared to open them, they saw that the rocks blocking the cave mouth had been blasted to powder. The entrance was
explained. He wondered what he would say if the stallholder asked them where they were going. Their Quest was a secret, after all. But the man simply nodded. Then a voice came from behind them. “I have a spare room in my house.” Tom turned to see a tall, thin woman with dark hair. She didn’t return his smile. “That would be wonderful,” said Elenna. “Thank you.” “I am Dorina,” the woman said. “Please come with me.” She turned and walked away, her head down. She didn’t look at the
that his armor was helping him to make the ascent this time. His breastplate gave him the strength he needed to pull himself upward. His legs, encased in their special leg armor, pushed him steadily on. He could feel his strength and purpose returning as the magic of Avantia wrapped its protection around him. His friends were waiting for him. He wouldn’t let them down! Elenna looked over the edge of the cavern as Tom pulled himself to the top. Behind Elenna, Tom saw Silver. And behind Silver,
once more felt the golden leg armor fill his legs with strength. Then he jumped. Soaring over the heads of the fighting Beasts, Tom landed hard on the stalactite, the golden gauntlets helping him to grip. The stalactite shuddered, jarred by the impact. Tom could see a crack forming where the calcite spear joined the roof. He drew his sword and hacked at the crack. “One more blow,” Tom panted, striking madly again and again. “Just one more …” There was a groan as the stalactite tore away from
skittered madly across the rocks. Arachnid had been defeated! But Tom had no time to celebrate. A huge boom sounded above him, and great chunks of rock began to fall from the walls. Chasms opened at Tom’s feet. Everything was collapsing. “Tartok!” Tom yelled, pulling himself to his feet. “We must get out of here before it’s too late!” The great Ice Beast roared. Tom ran for daylight as the mountain caved in. CHAPTER NINE STAY STRONG! TOM HURLED HIMSELF OUTSIDE, ROCKS cascading around him.