“More chittering.” The man groaned. He made grand, incomprehensible gestures and spoke slowly as if to a fool. “Can you understand me? Chi chi chi chi chi chi chi. My name is Tofah Stro. Chi chi chi chi chi. I mean no harm. Just lemme leave and I’ll never bothah you again. Chi chi chi.”
Chapter 10 — Above the Canopy
The sweet, slightly rotten smell of burning seven-leaf meant that Lew was to skip the nearest adult and report directly to an elder. The lesson did not include why she should do this or what would happen to the bearer of the smell, but anywhere that adults left gaps, children would fill in the answers.
Chapter 9 — Just Beneath the Canopy
Lew put her foot in the stirrup and leapt onto Biffy’s back. He cawed and hopped from one hoof to another, eager to get moving. She patted his soft head feathers. “Ok, Biffy, let’s go!”
Chapter 8 — One Tragedy Leads to Another
Kallen berated the riders while Lew tried to disappear into a corner. “Your job is to keep people out of the forest. When they get in the forest, you chase them back out. Do exactly what the Gryphons used to do. Fly in, make noise, scare them away. If they keep coming, then you engage. Fight them, kill them, do whatever you have to. The goal is for them to go away. It is not to capture them and bring them here.”
Chapter 7 — Meden High Elderson
Father spent so much time honoring and celebrating Meden Rider that some people wondered if he should be Meden High Elderson. It left a sour taste in the mouth of Lewellyn High Eldersdaughter.
Chapter 6 — The Missing Page
In Lew’s bedroom, a shiny black crow settled on her windowsill.
Chapter 5 — The High Elder
Lew tried to imagine a realm without any forests, but she couldn’t even conjure a realm outside Pando. All that came to mind was a brown dirt floor surrounded by blank space.
Chapter 4 — The Last Forest
As every giggling child knows, gryphons are scandalously indiscriminate about their mating partners
Chapter 3 — Rats
Most will tell you that Candon was a place without secrets.
Chapter 2 — Duty
Lew receives the Greenwarden staff, but is she ready?