By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Ethan Wate used to think about Gatlin, the small Southern city he had regularly known as domestic, as a spot the place not anything ever replaced. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who published a mystery international that have been hidden in undeniable sight all alongside. A Gatlin that harbored historic secrets and techniques underneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin the place a curse has marked Lena's relatives of strong Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin the place most unlikely, magical, life-altering occasions happen.
Together they could face something Gatlin throws at them, yet after anguish a sad loss, Lena begins to tug away, conserving secrets and techniques that try their dating. And now that Ethan's eyes were opened to the darker facet of Gatlin, there's no going again. Haunted by means of unusual visions simply he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled background and unearths himself stuck up within the harmful community of underground passageways perpetually crisscrossing the South, the place not anything is because it turns out.
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Hullo. Sadie here. My brother’s a rubbish storyteller. Sorry about that. But now you’ve got me, so all is well. Let’s see. The explosion. Rosetta Stone in a billion pieces. Fiery evil bloke. Dad boxed in a coffin. Creepy Frenchman and Arab girl with the knife. Us passing out. Right. So when I woke up, the police were rushing about as you might expect. They separated me from my brother. I didn’t really mind that part. He’s a pain anyway. But they locked me in the curator’s office for ages. And yes, they used our bicycle chain to do it.
Dad claimed not to have witnessed anything, and in the end the police blamed a freak chandelier malfunction. Another time, we got caught in a riot in Paris. My dad found the nearest parked car, pushed me into the backseat, and told me to stay down. I pressed myself against the floorboards and kept my eyes shut tight. I could hear Dad in the driver’s seat, rummaging in his bag, mumbling something to himself while the mob yelled and destroyed things outside. A few minutes later he told me it was safe to get up.
It was discovered by Napoleon’s army in 1799 and—” “Oh, right,” Sadie said. ” I knew she was just saying that to shut him up, but my dad wouldn’t let it go. er, I mean, no one had been able to read hieroglyphics for centuries. The written language of Egypt had been completely forgotten. Then an Englishman named Thomas Young proved that the Rosetta Stone’s three languages all conveyed the same message. ” Sadie chewed her gum, unimpressed. ” Dad shrugged. “Nothing important. It’s basically a thank-you letter from some priests to King Ptolemy V.
Beautiful Darkness (Beautiful Creatures, Book 2) by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl