Callum: A Noughts and Crosses Short Story by Malorie Blackman

By Malorie Blackman

Sits among booklet 1 and ebook 2 of the Noughts and Crosses series…

A strong brief tale that includes Sephy and Callum, stars of the unique dystopian bestseller, Noughts and Crosses. First published solely for international booklet Day 2012.

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All three winked out of existence when Dee destroyed the tree, and I know that the gates to another half dozen have collapsed, effectively sealing off that world and its inhabitants. ” Josh asked. Despite all he’d been told about the Magician, he found he still had a niggling admiration for him … which was more than he had for the French Alchemyst at the moment. “Nothing. Dee is protected by powerful masters. ” Josh still didn’t get that. ” he asked. ” There was a flash of movement out of the corner of Josh’s eye and he turned to see a huge dun-colored dog loping down the center of the street, running on the white line.

Josh said. ” He brushed dirt off the sword blade and took a step closer to his sister. —the Alchemyst. ” Sophie tried not to breathe in through her nose. The stench from the man was indescribable: a mixture of stale body odor, unwashed clothes and rank hair. “I will wager you are twins,” the man asked, looking from one to the other. He nodded, answering his own question. ” He reached out with filthy fingers to touch Sophie’s hair, but she slapped his hand away. Her aura sparked and the stench around the man briefly intensified.

Josh craned his neck to look up at the towering walls of metal. “It’s like a …” He stopped. Somewhere at the back of his mind, the twisting layout fell into place and he abruptly realized what he was seeing. “It’s a castle,” he whispered. ” Palamedes’ laugh was a loud bark that startled both twins. “Hah. I’m impressed. There’s not many alive today who would recognize it. ” “That sounds like a wine,” Josh murmured, still mesmerized by what he discovered. “I met him once,” Flamel said absently.

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