By Christopher Pike
Teenager Ali Warner has cause to hold to one of these myth. Her mom died in a automobile twist of fate a 12 months in the past. Her father, a trucker decided to paintings via his grief, hasn't stated Ali's burgeoning determine or advanced feelings. Her pals nonetheless are not certain tips on how to discuss her mother's demise. And the Southern California woodland that has continually been Ali's safe haven is set to be ravaged via logging.
Ali is ready to find that she is a princess-a fairy princess. And that she has to save lots of the area. For actual.
To declare her fairy powers, Ali needs to triumph over seven probably deadly demanding situations. Then she needs to scale a mountain and confront the King of the Dwarves and the King of the Elves, whose armies are poised to invade Earth.
With her bemused twenty first century buddies, a sly leprechaun, and an incredibly dependable, tremendous grotesque, troll via her aspect, Ali starts the main momentous trip of her younger existence, a trip within which she is going to examine a lot approximately herself and the previous she idea she knew. she's going to overcome hearth and water, earth and air, or even time itself. she is going to be either betrayer and betrayed, will see demise shut handy, and should clutch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Ali Warner is Alosha. Welcome to her world.
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Why? Don’t you could have a pot of gold mendacity round someplace? ” Paddy used to be insulted. “If I had a pot of gold, I wouldn’t be right here. I basically got here the following to hunt my fortune. I don’t see the crime in that. ” “Wherever you’re from, you want to comprehend it’s against the law to scouse borrow. In our measurement we've jails for individuals . . . for creatures such as you. ” Paddy seemed definitely terrified on the point out of the observe detention center. “But i will not cross there! i will not be locked up! you don't lock up leprechauns! i'm going to die when you placed me in reformatory! ” “Then you'll want to cease stealing or that’s the place you'll prove. ” He decreased his head. “I listen you, Missy. Paddy won't ever thieve back. Now in case you will simply enable me get approximately my enterprise . . . ” She blocked his approach. “You’re this type of liar, you’ll say something. What do you want rather a lot funds for? ” He hesitated. “To consume. to shop for gold. What else? ” He not had his pillowcase with him yet there has been a small brown bag tied to his thick black belt. She pointed at it. “Give me that,” she acknowledged. He sponsored up and coated the bag together with his arms. “No, Missy. ” She grabbed his arm back, feeling faster in addition to more advantageous. the feeling of energy used to be scrumptious. but she was once now not in a temper to waste time with Paddy. attaining down, she snapped the bag loose; it crunched like a bag choked with swap in her palms, and she or he didn't have to open it to understand it used to be filled with gold cash. Paddy seemed as though he may cry. “That’s me gold! ” he whimpered. “I’m going to maintain your gold in the intervening time. ” A wild inspiration got here to her. She additional, “I’ll supply it again to you when you support me. ” “No! ” he squealed, attempting to seize it again. yet she held it out of achieve. He was once beautiful brief and never a lot of a leaper. His black boots didn't support concerns; they appeared tremendously tight. in spite of this, might be leprechauns had small ft. “You don’t get your gold again till you do what I ask. ” Paddy seemed so unhappy one might have suggestion he had simply been instructed he was once going to be carried out. “What do you need? ” he requested quietly. prior to she may possibly answer, Cindy and Steve seemed. They instantly all started yelling at Paddy approximately how he had stole their funds. Ali needed to step in entrance of him for his safeguard. She was once now not petrified of him working, even though. now not so long as she held the gold. She took a minute to calm her buddies. “He has the cash and he’s going to offer it back,” Ali acknowledged. “Aren’t you, Paddy? ” He frowned. “When i am getting me gold again. ” “No,” Ali stated firmly. “You provide them the cash now. Plus Steve’s pockets and Cindy’s handbag, and their watches. ” Paddy glanced on the pawnshop. “Paddy already bought their stuff, Missy. ” “Then you unsell it,” Ali snapped. “You took me gold! ” he complained. “His gold? ” Cindy acknowledged. “Who is that this man? ” Steve requested. “He’s now not a man, he’s a leprechaun,” Ali stated. Cindy and Steve either went to snicker yet then they appeared a bit nearer at Paddy. Cindy reached out to wipe the make-up off his face. Paddy growled and brushed her hand away. “Paddy didn’t provide you with permission to the touch, lassie,” he stated. “Trust me, below all that make-up, he has eco-friendly skin,” Ali acknowledged.