The Chestnut King (100 Cupboards Book 3) (The 100 Cupboards)

By N. D. Wilson

"A must-read series." —The Washington Post

When Henry York stumbled on ninety nine cabinets hidden in the back of his bed room wall, he by no means dreamed they have been doorways to thoroughly new worlds. Exploring them together with his cousin Henrietta used to be all of the motion and experience an overprotected boy may perhaps think. yet Henry's discovery additionally published the timeless witch Nimiane, whose starvation for energy may perhaps wreck each global attached to the cupboards—and every body whom Henry loves. Now Henry needs to hunt down the mythical Chestnut King to reply to the unanswerable: How do you kill a person who can't die?

With The Chestnut King, N. D. Wilson concludes a notable, worlds-spanning trilogy that all started with one boy and a hundred avenues to experience.

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The wind had additionally collected the dirt and ash from the circle and compelled Coradin and his brothers to their bellies on the street. while the airborne dirt and dust had cleared, the horsemen have been long past. yet they hadn’t long gone a ways. now not if the boy used to be nonetheless with them. the 3 with out torches gripped the grate and compelled it up, grinding historical gears because it rose. My fathers saved armies of your sort. you will discover what you wish. Henry slipped off the large horse’s again and his father and Caleb up a quick yet huge flight of steps. They have been on the rear of a construction that Henry may have referred to as a palace in the other urban, yet the following it appeared modest—four tales of black stone, arched home windows and porticoes, supported via skinny, bonelike pillars and buttresses and a balustrade encircling what a flat roof. The horses stamped and snorted within the ash, and the boys stayed with them. The puppy flopped down panting at the steps. Caleb whistled as he reached the door, and Henry regarded up. The owls, 5 of them, rose greater and drifted away over the town. Mordecai stopped and waited for him. Henry hadn’t been in a position to inform him a lot in the entire blowing wind and galloping that had long gone on when you consider that they’d met within the circle. He wasn’t precisely certain the place to begin, and he was once nonetheless sporting the little pyramid tucked lower than his arm. Caleb threw open the doorways and stepped to the aspect. His bow used to be over one shoulder, and brief swords have been tucked into his belt. Mordecai carried no guns. Taking Henry by means of the shoulder, he led him via into close to darkness. Then he pulled a limp sack out of his cloak. Henry smiled. “Faerie mild? ” Mordecai nodded and slapped the sack thrice opposed to his thigh. Then he held it to his lips and—Henry strained to listen to his words—hummed quietly. A snap. His father jerked the mouth open and cracked the sack like a whip. gentle exploded in the course of the condominium, ricocheting off partitions and burrowing into cracks. there have been no shadows. the sunshine used to be in every single place. Mordecai smiled and led Henry via a small room and out into the most entryway. the ground glistened white at any place ft kicked away dirt. Stairs tangled up to mezzanines, 3 in all. It used to be open to the roof. “With a bit encouragement,” Mordecai acknowledged, “this mild may perhaps final us an hour. ” Henry him onto the steps. His father’s eyes had hardened, and his tough jaw moved slowly. “Tell me speedy what brings my son to Endor. i can't think it to be excellent news. ” “It’s not,” Henry stated. He stopped. Mordecai grew to become and confronted him. Henry stared into his father’s eyes and observed that they have been black. They have been keen on his face, at the threads on his jaw. Henry placed his hand as much as hide it and stopped. If he wanted someone to determine it, it was once his father. Mordecai sighed. “It grows speedy. ” He placed his arm round his son’s shoulders. Caleb stopped at the stairs at the back of them. “Come,” Mordecai acknowledged. “Your uncle and that i hunt for a therapy. let us know your story whereas we seek. there isn't a lot time. ” Henry used to be uninterested in stairs, yet he moved quickly up them, and used to be led down a corridor, via a doorway, and right into a library piled with books and scrolls and manuscripts.

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