Alosha (Pike, Christopher)

By Christopher Pike

Every younger lady goals that she's secretly a princess of a far away land and that sometime her real mom and dad will come to say her and usher her right into a lifetime of luxurious, an great life the place she may well also have magical powers and be swept off her toes by way of a good-looking prince.
Teenager Ali Warner has cause to hold to this sort of myth. Her mom died in a vehicle twist of fate a 12 months in the past. Her father, a trucker made up our minds to paintings via his grief, hasn't stated Ali's burgeoning determine or advanced feelings. Her acquaintances nonetheless should not definite tips to discuss her mother's loss of life. And the Southern California wooded area that has continuously been Ali's shelter is set to be ravaged via logging.
Ali is set to find that she is a princess-a fairy princess. And that she has to avoid wasting the area. For genuine.

To declare her fairy powers, Ali needs to conquer seven in all probability 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 associates, a sly leprechaun, and an exceptionally dependable, tremendous gruesome, troll by means of her facet, Ali starts off the main momentous trip of her younger lifestyles, a trip in which she's going to research a lot approximately herself and the previous she idea she knew. she's going to triumph over fireplace and water, earth and air, or even time itself. she's going to be either betrayer and betrayed, will see dying shut to hand, and may grab victory from the jaws of defeat.
Ali Warner is Alosha. Welcome to her world.

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If the camp’s in entrance people, then we should always visit it to get our bearings. i need to examine at the men besides. ” “What if the blokes are long past? ” Cindy requested. yet what she used to be quite asking was once: what if the blokes are useless? Ali sighed. “I don’t understand. ” the following couple of mins have been a number of the longest in their lives. They part anticipated to discover the blokes mendacity at the flooring, burnt to ash via the darkish fairies. but if they reached the sting of the camp, Ali was once relieved to work out the blokes have been long gone, with out signal of them round. but there has been a troll trapped within the middle of the hearth. He seemed like the single Ali had hit the opposite day at the leg with a rock. Pacing from side to side, attempting to get away the flames, the creature limped badly. To her shock, she observed the troll had her white sweater tied round his neck. “So that’s the place it went! ” she exclaimed. “What? ” Cindy requested. “He has my sweater. ” Cindy squinted. “What does a troll desire a sweater for? ” “Like i might be aware of? ” Ali additional, “I don’t see the fellows. ” Cindy hesitated. “Do you think that the darkish fairies carried them off? ” “They didn’t glance sufficiently big to boost a host of boys. ” “Spiders usually are not tremendous yet they’re powerful for his or her measurement. ” “True. yet we’re speaking approximately fairies, now not bugs. ” “What may still we do? ” Cindy requested. Ali didn’t solution. She watched uneasily because the hearth closed in at the troll. Already sparks have been touchdown on his furry cover, and his yellow eyes shone with terror. She shouldn't have any sympathy for him, she inspiration. He and his acquaintances had attempted to kill her two times and he used to be, finally, just a troll. Like Paddy acknowledged, they have been tremendous silly beasts that ate every thing in sight. nonetheless, it used to be tough to face through and watch him die. She stated as a lot to Cindy. “What? ” Cindy cried. “You are looking to store him? He’s a monster! ” “I didn’t say i would like to avoid wasting him. I simply acknowledged it’s challenging to observe him burn to dying. ” She extra, “Maybe lets store him. ” “I’m now not risking my existence to avoid wasting a troll! ” “Then I’ll store him,” Ali stated. “How? ” “I don’t understand how. ” “But why? ” Cindy requested. “Because he’s alive! He doesn’t are looking to die! ” Ali extra, “He’s such as you and me. ” Cindy studied the troll. “He should be such as you, yet he’s by no means like me. ” Ali pointed. “Look, i will climb that tree in the back of him, move slowly onto a department above him. Karl has a rope in his pack. i will drop the rope down and he can climb to defense. ” “Excuse me? That tree is set to trap hearth. You wake up there and it’ll cave in and you’ll land beside the troll. Then he can get pleasure from one final excellent meal earlier than he dies. ” Ali progressed. “I’ll reflect on anything. ” Cindy grabbed her arm. “Ali, you’ll die! ” She smiled. “Funny, yet out of the blue I’m definite I won’t die. a minimum of no longer at the present time. ” Ali rotated round the camp and the majority of the fireplace. The tree she had spoken of was once close to the rocks Paddy had used for his pillow. yet Cindy was once right—several of the higher branches have been already on fireplace. It made Ali wonder whether she wanted a brand new plan. Or did she easily desire religion? Nemi’s phrases got here again to hang-out her. “When will I face the opposite checks?

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