Against the Tide (Spirit Animals, Book 5)

By Tui T. Sutherland

The experience maintains during this 5th booklet within the New York Times bestselling series.

The sunlight is shining within the Hundred Isles, and but the trail ahead turns out crowded with shadows. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have traveled internationally, looking a suite of robust talismans with a purpose to maintain them from enemy fingers. all through their trip the younger heroes were hounded by means of pursuers, who continually appear to understand simply the place to discover them. Now they be aware of why.

One of them is a traitor.

As they steer the crystal blue waters of this tropical paradise, the staff can't aid yet suspect one another. There's a secret agent of their midst, and ahead of this project is over, a dangerous seize will shut round them.

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No. ” He shook his head. the burden of the ram used to be nonetheless heavy in his pocket. “Essix! ” Rollan shouted. “Be cautious! ” Conor sat up and appeared to the sky. His outfits have been torn and he may well think blood rolling down his face from not less than seagull-inflicted wounds, yet he was once extra anxious approximately the place the fowl was once now. excessive above them, he may well see Essix and the seagull diving and snapping at one another. “Don’t enable it get away,” he gasped. “If it’s a Bile-bonded creature, it might lead the Conquerors correct to us. ” Abeke sprang to her toes and whipped out her bow. In a second she had an arrow notched and aimed, yet then she hesitated. “Shoot it! ” Meilin yelled. “I don’t are looking to hit Essix! ” Abeke shouted again. Rollan cupped his palms round his mouth. “Essix! ” he known as. “Stop! back down so as to shoot it! ” Essix screeched in reaction, yet she dove and flapped away, leaving Abeke a transparent shot. Abeke fired the arrow, however it ignored the seagull by means of a feather. speedily she drew and aimed back, however the moment arrow used to be too past due. The gull used to be already winging away into the clouds. The falcon shrieked with what gave the impression of frustration, at the very least to Conor, who felt an identical manner. yet he observed the glance on Abeke’s face, in order he climbed to his ft, he patted her shoulder. “It used to be an most unlikely shot,” he stated. “None people may have made it both. ” He checked out Meilin for affirmation, yet she simply narrowed her eyes and didn’t reply. “But now the Conquerors will comprehend the place we are,” Abeke acknowledged, her voice cracking. “That seagull could lead on them correct to us. ” “They most likely already know,” Meilin stated unhelpfully. “Since somebody is passing them info, as it's possible you'll have in mind. ” “Meilin, it’s now not me! ” Abeke protested. “I’m now not the mole. I promise you could belief me! ” “How? ” Meilin exploded. “How can any people belief someone anymore? ” She clenched her fists as though she used to be attempting to carry in her anger. “I are looking to, by means of all of the nice Beasts, after all I do; I hate feeling offended and suspicious for all time, particularly with you — I suggest, with any of you,” she additional, yet her gaze used to be fastened on Abeke. “I suggestion we have been acquaintances. ” “We are,” Abeke attempted to interject. Conor desired to bounce in too, yet he may perhaps see that Meilin was once too disappointed to pay attention. “But somebody is the mole — someone has been major the Conquerors immediately to us many times again,” Meilin barreled on. “And not anyone turns out to care and not anyone desires to discuss it, so high quality, yet what are we speculated to imagine while your Conqueror boyfriend retains displaying up simply in time to thieve talismans from us? That final battle — you detect that used to be the second one time you have been with ease captured so that you can be used as leverage opposed to us? ” “He’s no longer my boyfriend, and that i might by no means ever do this on purpose,” Abeke cried. “Shane isn't the same as the others! i do know shall we cause with him if we bought him clear of the remainder of the Conquerors. I swear, i used to be purely attempting to aid us get away alive, simply because no matter if you don’t think it, Meilin, i actually care approximately you. approximately all of you.

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