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By Shawn Thomas Odyssey

**A 2012 Edgar Award nominee** and **A 2011 Agatha Award Nominee**

Oona Crate used to be born to be the Wizard's apprentice, yet she has one other future in mind.

Despite owning the infrequent reward of ordinary magic, Oona desires to be a detective. longing for a case to turn out herself, she desires to express her uncle--the Wizard of darkish Street--that common sense is as strong as magic. but if somebody assaults the Wizard, Oona needs to delve even deeper into the area of magic to find who sought after her uncle dead.

Full of magic, abnormal characters, evil henchmen, and a highway the place not anything is basic, The Wizard of darkish road will have you ever guessing until eventually the very end.

"Delightful hide paintings will allure Lemony Snicket and Neil Gaiman readers, who will benefit from the quirky characters and offbeat humor. Upbeat in tone, this satisfaction is a superb combination of fable and secret with quite a few suspicious characters and sufficient purple herrings to maintain the reader guessing the entire method to the end..."
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She twisted back. back, not anything. Deacon clacked his beak prior to announcing: “Perhaps in the event you tried … good, you recognize, a few …” He trailed off, and Oona abruptly learned what he used to be getting at. “No magic! ” she shouted, and heaved on the door with every little thing she had, the teeth clenched, hands squeezing, shoulder shoving. The door snapped open, and the 2 of them went flying. Oona landed difficult on her facet and slid a number of toes around the entryway flooring. at the back of her, the closet door slammed open opposed to the within reach coatrack with such strength that the rack toppled over, crashing painfully opposed to her part. “Oh, oh, are you alright? ” Deacon requested, touchdown effectively beside her. “Should i am getting a few support? i'll find—” “No, Deacon,” Oona informed him. She shoved the coatrack apart and driven herself into an upright place. “It’s my satisfaction that's the so much injured. no use to break it to any extent further through drawing awareness. ” She rose to her ft, brushing numerous ghostly clouds of airborne dirt and dust from her skirt, after which propped the coatrack again into its upright place. That’s while she spotted a gorgeous scarf mendacity at the flooring. The scarf used to be made from an analogous red-and-gold fabric as Isadora Iree’s gown. Oona in demand it for a second prior to striking it again at the rack, after which lightly closed the broom closet door. She straightened the pinnacle of her gown, which was once sooted with a very good layer of airborne dirt and dust and cobwebs. “Remind me to have Samuligan oil that latch,” she stated. Deacon lower back to her shoulder, chuckling. “Or possibly I may still remind you by no means to head in that closet back. ” Oona grinned. “Oh, Deacon. Where’s your experience of event? ” She grew to become her again at the closet, and the 2 of them made their option to the parlor. My identify is Mr. Ravensmith,” stated the attorney. “Now, in case you might all be so variety as to signal your names to this agreement, you are going to develop into eligible for the location of apprentice to the Wizard of darkish highway, blah, blah, blah, and heretofore in the course of the universe, blah, blah, blah, and until eventually the top of acknowledged choice method be sure by way of the contract laid out ahead of you, and so forth etc. ” Oona entered the parlor and stood beside the door, Deacon on her shoulder. Isadora Iree glanced in Oona’s path and snickered. having a look down at her personal costume, it wasn’t until eventually that second, status within the shiny glow of the parlor’s magic lamplight, that Oona observed accurately how filthy she used to be. She ran a hand via her newly grown hair and taken it away choked with cobwebs. Adler Iree chanced to appear her approach at exactly the similar second, and she or he flushed with embarrassment. almost immediately, the well-dressed, obese manhattan boy spoke up. “What accurately does the rfile say? ” he inquired. “And you'd be? ” requested Mr. Ravensmith. “Lamont John-Michael Arlington Fitch the Third,” the boy acknowledged. He stared on the rfile at the desk. The agreement used to be goodbye that it were rolled right into a thick scroll, with purely the ground element exhibiting, the place the candidates have been to signal their names. “I’ll let you know what it says,” acknowledged Isadora Iree.

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