Flight of the Phoenix by R. L. LaFevers

By R. L. LaFevers

Nathaniel Fludd’s existence has taken a flip for the worst. together with his mom and dad misplaced at sea, he lands at the doorstep of a far off cousin—the world’s final last beastologist. quickly Nate is whisked off on his first day trip, to Arabia, the place the world’s in basic terms phoenix prepares to put its new egg. while catastrophe moves, Nate fast unearths himself on their own.
       Will he be capable of see the phoenix competently hatched, continue his unintentional puppy gremlin out of hassle, and rescue his father or mother from the Bedouin? If he fails, not anything will stand among the world’s legendary creatures and extinction.
Too undesirable Nate’s now not this sort of boy who enjoys event . . .yet.

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Nate quickly noticed that the higher they climbed, the colder it got. He was glad of his helmet and jacket and wished he had a pair of gloves. His hands were white and numb with cold. Or maybe he was just hanging on too tightly. He relaxed his grip, his fingers tingling as the blood flow returned. When they'd been in the air for more than an hour, the excitement of his first flight wore off. The airplane was loud and stank of petrol. It vibrated so hard that Nate was certain it would shake his teeth loose.

They were moving so fast, he couldn't see a thing. Clinging to the searchlight mount, he put his hand down to where the propeller met the nose of the plane. He groped cautiously, feeling for something that might be causing the problem. There was a sharp pinch as his glove got caught in the propeller gear. Alarmed, he yanked his hand back. As he did, something flew out from behind the propeller into midair. It happened so fast, Nate wasn't able to get a good look at it before it disappeared far below.

The scorn in the dodo's voice nudged Nate onto the first stair. "Of course not," he said, then followed Cornelius the rest of the way. Once upstairs, the dodo led Nate to one of the very last doors in the dark hallway. "Here you go. " Nate opened the door and stepped into a small, dusty room. "The water closet's at the north end of the hall," Cornelius explained. "I wouldn't bother unpacking tonight. " The bird left the room and waddled back down the hall to the stairs. Nate set his suitcase down and tried to get his bearings.

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