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The spell of undoing by Paul Collins
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Young Dung Brigader, Orphan Tab Vidler, is thrown out of her house by Mrs Figgins, and on her birthday too. Foppish actor and wizard, Fontagu, helps her out and beholden to him she becomes a reluctant gem thief. at the moment. Due the bungling of Fontagu, a powerful spell is miscast and the entire city is ripped from the ground and sent hurtling through the rift maze as a ship-like sky city. Quentaris faces its greatest challenge and somehow Tab must do something to save it. Even worse their enemy city Tolrush is drawn in with them as well. Tolrush pursues Quentaris, blaming them for their fates. Tab’s role in the initial disaster remains undiscovered and her hitherto undiscovered abilities changes her status from a lowly orphan to heroine. Tab also has her enemies and there are others who are jealous of her new status. ( )
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"The Spell of Undoing commences a new series in the Quentaris saga. Part of the 'Quentaris: Quest of the Lost City' series, this young adult paperback leads the reader on a wild adventure when Quentaris, a replica of a city from the early 1300s, is lifted from its bedrock by the Spell of Undoing. A saboteur gets the spell wrong. Instead of unravelling the city's prosperity, it lifts the entire city, throws it into a vortex, and hurls it through the rift maze and into another world. Quickly the citizens of Quentaris must transform the city into a galleon with propellers, sails, rudders etc. New powerful guilds emerge. Unfortunately, the spell also uproots Tolrush, an opposing city. This city becomes a marauder pirate ship, forever chasing Quentaris from world to world, while Quentaris flees and has other adventures. The feisty young heroine, Tab Vidler, overcomes many obstacles to help her city."--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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