100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards, Bk 1)

By N. D. Wilson

Twelve-year-old Henry York wakes up one evening to discover bits of plaster in his hair. knobs have damaged during the wall above his mattress and one in all them is slowly turning . . .Henry scrapes the plaster off the wall and discovers cabinets of all assorted sizes and styles. via one he can listen the sound of falling rain. via one other he sees a gleaming room–with a guy pacing backward and forward! Henry quickly is aware that those usually are not simply cabinets, yet portals to different worlds.

100 cabinets is the 1st publication of a brand new fable experience, written within the top world-hopping culture and reinvented in N. D. Wilson’s inimitable style.

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I don’t imagine you learn that right,” she acknowledged. “Give it to me. ” Henry slid her the letter and dribbled soggy cereal off his spoon whereas he watched her learn. “This doesn’t make sense,” Henrietta acknowledged. “Whoever wrote it should have been nuts. ” “You don’t imagine it’s approximately us? ” Henry requested. “I may be the grasp of the field. It’s in my room. ” Henrietta raised her eyebrows and checked out him. “What? ” Henry requested. “It’s in our house,” she acknowledged. “Yeah…? ” “You’re now not the grasp of whatever, Henry. ” She appeared down on the letter. “And it wouldn’t subject in the event you have been. this is often overall gibberish. Whoever the grasp of the field is, he’s presupposed to get up the daughter of a moment sire. A sire is a king, correct? are you aware any kings, Henry? ” “Maybe,” Henry acknowledged, stirring his cereal. “You wouldn’t recognize. ” Henrietta laughed. “Right. I’m going to open the opposite one. ” She picked up the sq. envelope and became it over so the seal used to be up. the golf green glob shone within the gentle like glass. It were stamped with a signet, and a thick lip bulged up round the picture of a man’s head. He used to be bearded, and his eyes have been clean, pupil-less. Leaves grew in his beard and out of his nostril and mouth. Vines crawled from his ears and have been wrapped round his brow like a crown. “That’s a bit creepy,” Henrietta acknowledged. She attempted to slip her finger alongside the paper to pop the seal off, however it wouldn’t budge. She attempted to rip the paper yet couldn’t quite a bit as wrinkle it. She dropped the envelope at the desk and stood up. “I’m getting scissors,” she stated. Henry shifted in his seat. “Don’t bother,” he acknowledged. “They won’t paintings. ” He regarded up at her. “It’s similar to Grandfather’s door. You won’t have the ability to get it open. ” He took the envelope in his palms and ran his arms over the paper. “I’m nonetheless getting scissors. ” Henrietta grew to become away. She didn’t take a step. A pop just like the sound of a knuckle cracking had come from in the back of her. She circled. “What used to be that? ” she requested. “Um…,” Henry stated. “I touched the seal. ” “What? ” “The seal. at the letter. I touched it. ” Henry pointed towards the desk. The seal had divided in the course of the eco-friendly man’s brow, round his nostril, and down via his beard. “It’s broken,” Henrietta stated. “Split correct in part. ” She picked up the envelope and attempted to open it. The paper wouldn’t flow. “I imagine it’s for me,” Henry stated. Henrietta checked out him, checked out the seal, after which passed him the envelope. It used to be all one piece of thick paper, no longer an envelope in any respect, and it spread out simply in Henry’s arms. He held the paper out. “Do you must see, too? ” he requested. “Read it out loud,” Henrietta acknowledged, shedding again right into a chair. Her hand snuck as much as her mouth, and she or he begun chewing on her thumbnail. Henry seemed over the paper, greater than a bit shocked at what he observed. The writing wasn’t writing in any respect; it have been typed. And typed on what seemed to be a really previous typewriter. each T and ok caught out excessive. It used to be a lot more uncomplicated to learn than the opposite letter. Issuance from the principal Committee of Faeren for the Prevention of Mishap (District R.

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