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Darker and more violent than Salt; the next generation must retrace their parents' flight back to the city of Belong in order to destroy a darkness that has evolved from the hate of the two rival factions left behind after the Battle of CeeBeeDee at the end of _Salt_.

Good for not trying to explain *why* things are- you just have to follow the story and accept that thing just ARE the way they are. ( )
  DeborahJ2016 | Oct 26, 2016 |
Gool is the sequel to ' Salt'. Sixteen years have passed since Pearl from Company and Hari from Blood Burrow defeated the tyrant Ottmar. Now their children, Xantee and Lo, face an even more dangerous foe. Hari lies dangerously ill with a fragment of a strange creature wrapped around his throat, draining his life. The beast is called gool, meaning Unbelonger. It is one of many, destroying the mountains and jungles of the world. Somewhere a hidden mother nourishes her gool brood - the children must find and destroy her to save Hari and the world they know. Xantee and Lo, accompanied by Duro, a brave and practical youth who is also a 'speaker', set out on a dangerous mission that takes them through jungles and over mountains to the ruined city, and on to Ceebeedee, where a terrifying clash with the cruel rival leaders and lurking gool awaits them. ( )
  rata | May 7, 2013 |
Good follow up to Salt, intrigued by the evil nonbeing the author created as well as its reason for existence. Curious about the last book in the series. ( )
  Sharon_T | Dec 23, 2011 |
#2 Gool personifies hate and violence in a creature that oozes out of nooks and crannies and eats everything around it: rock, plants, animals, people. It is threatening to eat the whole world. Hari has had the misfortune of coming in contact with the creature who has wrapped its grey tentacles around his neck and who will succeed in killing soon as well. It is up to Xanthi and Lo, Hari and Pearl's children, and Duro their friend, to find the secret of the Gool and kill it before it kills Hari. ( )
  wiremonkey | Sep 28, 2011 |
In this book X is on a Tarl who is the dog king. What they need him for is that this gool has come to the world and is sucking out all the life of the world. I reccomend this book for people that like adventure. ( )
  ALindelof | Jan 31, 2011 |
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Sixteen years after Hari and Pearl defeated the tyrant Ottmar, their children Xantee and Lo face an even more dangerous foe which they must find and destroy if they are to save their father and the world they know.

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