By Bruce Coville
An old betrayal echoes throughout time and space...
Boring—that's what Marilyn thinks her kinfolk is. thoroughly, horribly common. All apart from her great-aunt Zenobia, a scandalously autonomous international visitor with the main interesting tales. Marilyn continuously appears ahead to her lively great-aunt's visits, yet this time, Zenobia turns out to have anything strange on her mind.
Marilyn can't refuse while the evidently frightened Zenobia asks her to carry directly to whatever for safekeeping—a appealing amulet present in the Egyptian wasteland, with a middle stone so bright and gleaming, it virtually turns out . . . alive. all at once Marilyn's goals flip darkish as she's tasked with a negative project: to maintain no matter what is contained in the amulet from gaining its freedom—and with it, revenge.
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You stare about you, stunned. All that lovely gold gone. What's left wouldn't even be worth tuppence to a coal merchant. Although there is still the life-size jade statue, which might be quite valuable if you— The jade statue crumbled into dust. —had any way to glue together particles of dust. Weeping, you begin to bang your head violently against a nearby wall. The carpet streaks from your hand and insinuates itself between your head and the wall. You stop banging and stare at it incredulously.
It asks suspiciously. Well, which is it? If you're offering this saurian gourmet a chocolate doughnut, leap to 158; if cream, turn to 171. 133 All conversation stops abruptly as you walk into this chamber. All heads turn in your direction. ) You glance around, one hand cautiously on the hilt of your sword— 'I wish you wouldn't keep doing that,' EJ mutters. ' —and discover you have entered what must be the official Audience Chamber of this weird castle. A crimson carpet of exceptional quality runs the length of the room, carrying the eye (and eventually the feet in all probability) towards a dais on which is set a massive gilt throne.
If you want to waste time searching this place thoroughly, you may do so at 115. Otherwise, you may find yourself better employed checking the downstairs door at 64 or even returning via the crawlspace to the cave at 46. 101 It's a hay store. Food for the horses, probably. You can search it at 116 or return to the map at 86 to select a different destination. 102 Lucky this is a ruined castle or you would have stumbled into something very unpleasant indeed. The iron-bound door at the bottom of the steps hangs open, a little askew on its hinges, revealing the remnants of a full-scale torture chamber.
Amulet of Doom (Chamber of Horrors, Book 1) by Bruce Coville