By Nina Kiriki Hoffman
The LaZelle kin of southern California has a mystery: they could do magic. genuine magic. As undefined, a LaZelle undergoes "the Transition"--a serious disease that would both kill him or go away him with magical powers. If he's fortunate, he earnings a expertise like shape-changing or wish-granting. If he's unfortunate, he by no means studies Transition. If he's in particular unfortunate, he undergoes Transition past due, which raises his probabilities of demise. And if he survives, he'll endure the load of a dismal, harmful magic: the power to forged purely curses. And curse he needs to, for while a LaZelle doesn't use his magic, it kills him.In Nina Kiriki Hoffman's A Fistful of Sky, Gypsum LaZelle is exclusive between her brothers and sisters: she has now not gone through Transition. She resigns herself to an earthly, magic-bereft life as a school pupil. Then one weekend, while her relatives leaves her domestic on my own, she turns into gravely ill... --Cynthia Ward
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LEVIATHAN Also by Scott Westerfeld Uglies Pretties Specials Extras And the book that explains it all: Bogus to Bubbly: An Insider’s Guide to the World of Uglies LEVIATHAN Written by MR. SCOTT WESTERFELD Illustrated by Mr. Keith Thompson This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
Paul’s Cathedral rose into view, a shiver passed through the rig. Deryn scowled. Were her ten minutes up already? She looked down, but the line leading to the ground hung slack. They weren’t reeling her in just yet. The jolt came again, and Deryn saw a few of the tentacles around her clench, coiling like ribbons scraped between a pair of scissors. They were slowly gathering back into a single strand. The Huxley was nervous. Deryn swung herself from side to side, ignoring the majesty of London to search the horizon for whatever was spooking the airbeast.
Humiliating, he supposed, but better than dying. His kidnappers evidently didn’t think Alek was much of a threat. They hadn’t tied him up. Someone had even thought to put a blanket between him and the rocking metal floor. He opened his eyes and saw shifting patches of light, a grid of swaying shadows cast by a ventilation grill. Neat racks of explosive shells lined the walls, and the hiss of pneumatics was louder than ever. He was in the belly of the Stormwalker—the gunners’ station. ” came a nervous voice.
A Fistful of Sky (LaZelle, Book 1) by Nina Kiriki Hoffman