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By Vivian French

The madcap, macabre, and maddeningly humorous stories from the 5 Kingdoms proceed — with an oddly heart-warming adventure.

It’s an outstanding day for dwarf looking at! at the least that’s what Gracie Gillypott and Prince Marcus innocently imagine as they set out, unaware that Princess Marigold has honed her points of interest on Marcus and plans to stick with him to the ends of the earth — fan, frilly petticoats, and all. As for the dwarves, it’s now not a great day in any respect: they’re overworked and underpaid, dashing to provide additional gold to make crowns for a royal marriage ceremony. the manager of Works has no selection yet to ship for a few trolls to accommodate the matter, yet they've got their very own time table: discovering a princess for his or her lonely king. Throw within the devoted Gubble, a slinking goblin, 4 chatty bats, and a middle of glass that may supply its proprietor absolute energy and you've got a hilarious new event rife with unsuitable identities — and the ever-compelling look for the precise fit.

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I’m going to journey on forward! ” Vincent’s head popped out of the trainer window. “You can’t,” he started — yet Marigold seemed beside him. “He could make himself invaluable and search for a turning place,” she stated. “Can’t you, Marcus? And hurry up. It’s getting overdue. we wish to get domestic. ” She thumped the part of the trainer to make her element. “I’m so now not approaching any adventures with you back! never! ” Marcus, completely happy of the excuse and in basic terms too conscious of how time was once passing, waved contract, yet Marigold had obvious Alf circling above his head. With a noisy scream she pulled Vincent again within and slammed the window close. Marcus eased Glee right into a canter and rode on. the traditional One was once icing Gubble’s chocolate cake while Millie got here flitting in the course of the window. “Hello, Millie,” she stated, her one blue eye twinkling — after which she observed Millie’s face. “Oh, expensive. undesirable information? ” “It’s no longer excellent, leave out Edna. ” Millie shook her head. “The professor despatched a message to remind you approximately a few prophecy. ” She pulled the piece of parchment from less than her wing and held it out. “Here. ” Edna learn it, then learn it back. “‘When Trueheart’s lifestyles is ended right here . . . ’— oh, dearie, dearie me —‘the excessive King’s center will beat once again . . . ’— that sounds completely disagreeable —‘and strength come to people who reign. ’ Hmm. No ask yourself the professor thinks the trolls gets excited. ‘A King of Kings will rule back. ’ good — that’s visible sufficient, and sure, it’s rather quite being concerned. It’s been loads quieter because the trolls agreed to signal the constitution of Peace — even though I comprehend there have been shady goings-on on the time and the hot king wasn’t, strictly conversing, the one that must have taken strength. Hmph. have you ever obvious Gracie? Your father acknowledged she’d fallen down a troll capture. I recommended he ask the dwarves to aid her. ” Millie sighed. “I observed Prince Marcus, and he stated she used to be down a few gap however it used to be all okay; the dwarves have been going to dig her out — yet then I observed Dad, and he stated omit Gracie used to be crawling round in a tunnel, and I’ve acquired one of these nasty feeling approximately it. ” Edna didn't say that the curious stains spreading around the net steered that Millie will be correct. as a substitute she requested, “What form of tunnel? ” Millie shook her head. “I don’t comprehend, leave out Edna. yet Dad . . . he’s acquired considered one of his plans, and that i don’t love it in any respect. whatever to do with a princess and a massive troll digging for the dwarves, and Mr. Prince was once going to rescue the princess — and definitely he may be looking for omit Gracie, no longer taking part in at being a hero! ” the traditional One’s around blue eye widened as she took during this new details. “Millie, dear,” she acknowledged eventually, “have you obvious Gubble? ” “That’s why omit Gracie was once happening the tunnel,” Millie stated. “He was once caught, Dad acknowledged, yet he did say they’d be out in ticks. ” “I imagine i must communicate to Marlon. ” there has been a steely notice within the old One’s voice, and as Millie fluttered as much as the open window, she was once thinking about if she must have stated up to she had. “I’m yes he intended it for the simplest, pass over Edna.

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