Book 6 - Mystery of Shadow Mountain - Chapter 6: First Clue

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Sorry for all the delays, but My Internet conked out on me Saturday morning into Sunday. So the only thing that has Internet is my Xbox One in my phone. Then it dawned on me. My Xbox One has voice dictation. I could use that to post. So let's see how this goes. It may not be the prettiest. But at least I'll get it posted. Depending on how this works, I will clean up anything later. But at least the chapter will be posted.


Hope you guys enjoy the chapter.


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The Clue of the Missing Socks.

Chapters 1 and 2                         Chapter 3                                       Chapter 4

Chapter 5                                      Chapter 6                                        Chapter 7

Chapters 8 and 9                        Chapter 10                                     Chapter 11

Chapters 12 and 13                     Chapters 14, 15, and 16             Chapter 17

Chapter 18                                    Chapter 19                                      Chapter 20

Chapter 21 and 22                      Chapter 23                                     Chapter 24 and 25

Chapter 26 - There is a hidden surprise.  Can you find it?

Chapter 27                                   Chapter 28, Part 1                         Chapter 28, Part 2

Chapter 29                                   Chapter 30                                       Chapter 31

Chapter 32                                   Chapter 33                                       Chapter 34

Chapter 35                                   Chapter 36                                       Chapter 37

Chapter 38                                   Chapter 39                                       Chapter 40

Chapter 41                                   Chapter 42                                       Chapter 43

Chapter 44                                   Chapter 45, Parts 1 and 2


The Mysterious Frozen Fire

Chapter 1         Chapter 2         Chapter 3         Chapter 4         Chapter 5         Chapter 6

Chapter 7         Chapter 8         Chapter 9         Chapter 10       Chapter 11       Chapter 12

Chapter 13       Chapter 14       Chapter 15        Chapter 16       Chapter 17       Chapter 18  

Chapter 19       Chapter 20      Chapter 21        Chapter 22, Part 1       Chapter 22, Part 2 

Chapter 22, Part 3

Epilogue/Preview for my Third Story!


Thoughts of Guilt

Chapters 1 and 2          Chapters 3 and 4          Chapter 5          Chapter 6          Chapter 7

Chapter 8          Chapter 9          Chapter 10          Chapter 11          Chapter 12, Part 1

Chapter 12, Part 2          Chapter 13         Chapter 14         Chapter 15         Chapter 16

Chapter 17 and 18         Chapter 19         Chapter 20         Chapter 21         Chapter 22

Chapter 23         Chapter 24         Chapter 25         Chapter 26         Chapter 27

Chapter 28         Chapter 29         Chapter 30         Chapter 31         Chapter 32

Chapter 33         Chapter 34         Chapter 35         Chapter 36 and 37

Chapter 38, Part 1         Chapter 39, Part 2         Chapter 40, Part 3         Chapter 41

Chapter 42, Parts 1 and 2         Chapter 43         Chapter 44

Chapter 45, Part 1         Chapter 45, Part 2


On the Edge of Mystery

Chapter 1          Chapter 2         Chapter 3        Chapters 4 & 5    Chapter 6, Parts 1 and 2   

Chapter 7          Chapter 8         Chapter 9            Chapter 10       Chapter 11        Chapter 12

Chapter 13        Chapter 14       Chapter 15          Chapter 16        Chapter 17       Chapter 18

Chapter 19        Chapter 20       Chapter 21          Chapter 22       Chapter 23      Chapter 24

Chapter 25        Chapter 26       Chapter 27         Chapter 28        Chapter 29 Parts 1 and 2 

Chapter 30       Chapter 31       Chapter 32 and 33                         Chapter 34 Parts 1 and 2 

Chapter 35 Part 1         Chapter 35 Part 2        Chapter 35 Part 3        Chapter 36


The Secret Symbol

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5

Chapter 6    Chapter 7     Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapter 10

Chapter 11    Chapter 12    Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15

Chapter 16    Chapter 17    Chapter 18    Chapter 19    Chapter 20

Chapter 21   Chapter 22   Chapter 23   Chapter 24 and 25

Chapter 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29 and 30

Chapter 31    Chapter 32    Chapter 33    Chapter 34    Chapter 35

Chapter 36    Chapter 37    Chapter 38    Chapter 39

Chapter 40 and 41    Chapter 42    Chapter 43, 44, 45, and 46


The Legend of Shadow Mountain

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5

Chapter 6    Chapter 7    Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapter 10

Chapter 11    Chapter 12    Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15

Chapter 16   Chapter 17    Chapter 18    Chapter 19    Chapter 20

Chapter 21    Chapter 22    Chapter 23    Chapter 24    Chapter 25

Chapter 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29    Chapter 30

Chapter 31    Chapter 32    Chapter 33    Chapter 34    Chapter 35

Chapter 36    Chapter 37    Chapter 38    Chapter 39    Chapter 40

Chapter 41    Chapter 42    Chapter 43    Chapter 44    Chapter 45 & 46

Chapter 47    Chapter 48    Chapter 49    Chapter 50    Chapter 51


Teaser "Trailer" for Book 8 - Conquest of the Truth


The Crimson Storm

Chapters 1 and 2     Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5    Chapter 6

Chapter 7    Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapters 10 and 11    Chapter 12

Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15    Chapter 16    Chapter 17    Chapter 18

Chapter 19    Chapter 20    Chapter 21    Chapter 22    Chapter 23

Chapter 24    Chapter 25 and 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29

Chapter 30    Chapter 31    Chapter 32    Chapter 33    Chapter 34

Chapter 35 and Epilogue

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         The next morning,

         The next morning, mother again made a wonderful meal out of leftovers from the past day.  It usually goes into a stew, but I am telling you, how she makes her broth and what she puts in it, it just makes all the difference.  No matter who tries, no one can make it as good as my mother can.   She got several comments saying that she can make a great meal with even the worst of leftovers.  Cazi quipped that my mother could make even Yaknog good.  Mother’s reply was that we just do not use Yaknog.

         After breakfast, the six that stayed on Mystery while we were gone and my parents left and returned to Berk.

         Now with it being the beginning of the afternoon, shortly after everyone left, I asked, “Who wants to go out on patrol?”

         There is so little to do right now that Cazi, Dawn, Hannah, and Abbie nearly knocked me over with their enthusiastic replies of saying, “Yes.”

         Exaggerating trying to regain my balance, I replied, “Please, keep the complaints down.”  I paused a couple of seconds before I said with an underhand wave of my left hand, “Go on.”

         I have a few plans in mind.  First, I went down to Garth’s lab and dropped by a couple schematics for some items I have been working on.  I also noticed Annabeth walking out as I walked in, so I went back out and caught back up to her.  She is walking back to her hut.

         “How are you doing today?” I question.

         “Can’t complain,” Annabeth replies then reaches with both her arms and wraps them around my right.  “Thank you for last night.”

         “You are quite welcome,” grabbing her chin with my left hand, I gave her a quick kiss.  “I didn’t have anything else better to do.”

         Annabeth proceeded to slap me in my right side, “Oh, stop it.”

         “Stop doing what we did last night?” I responded with a grin.  “That can be arranged.”

         “Oh, come on,” she quickly responded with a light sucker punch in my side.  “Anything I say can and will be used against me?”

         “Maybe not against you,” I said.  “But, anything you say can and may be taken literally; maybe even sarcastically.”

         Annabeth rolled her eyes and just continued on.  I followed her.  Before I had a chance to do anything else, we heard an explosion.

         “What was that?” I questioned.

         The sound was that of an explosion with a static electric sound.

         Annabeth gasps, “That’s Cazi’s and Dawn’s SOS shot!”

         I started for the outpost’s alert bell and told Annabeth, “Go to the stables and get mine, yours, Asvord’s, Elsa’s, Meen’s, and Explod’s dragons.  I’ll get the rest.”

         Running up towards the Clubhouse, I hurried into it and into my room to grab my bow and quiver.  Going back out of the Clubhouse, I went past it and to the left; there is the alert bell.  In minutes of ringing the bell, everyone converged on me.

         Quickly, I say, “Cazi and Dawn fired an SOS.  Northwest of here.  Annabeth, Asvord, Elsa, Meen, Explod, and I.  The rest of you stay here and fortify the Outpost.  The SOS is close.  How close?  To be determined.”

         I finish just as Annabeth lands up in front of the Clubhouse with the dragons of the riders I picked.  We mount up in seconds as that comes with the alert bell, everyone must be ready to act or mount their dragons if need be.

         Taking point, I led everyone to the northwest.  In our immediate vicinity, we did not see any threats or our friends.  But continuing on just beyond leaving Mystery in the near horizon, about ten or twenty miles from our shores, we saw the problem:  Three Dragon Hunter scout ships and a larger ship, looks to be a cargo one, are engaged in a fight with Cazi, Dawn, Abbie, and Hannah.

         “They’re not expecting us,” I yelled out as we fly at top speed.  “So, hit them with everything you’ve got from the side.  As soon as Fredrick fires, the rest of you follow.”

         Nearing the fight, we then dive bomb and aim for anything that has a Dragon Hunter symbol on it.  With both feet, I then nudge Fredrick to fire.  He does and… Boom!  The water under the left flanking scout ship rises up with the force of Fredrick’s blast.  This causes the underside of ship to show.  I bank sharp left to now let the rest fire.  Annabeth and Anora, Asvord and Spiker are flanking me, left and right respectfully; Explod and Hazor and Sparko, Meen and Spined are flanking them; Elsa is right behind me- They all fire on the ship.

         With the sideways momentum Fredrick created on the ship, everyone else’s blasts further increased the momentum, causing the ship to briefly be lifted off the water.  Fredrick’s blast also created a wave which in turn pushed the ship up on to the cargo ship the scouts are escorting.  Those behind me also followed my bank to the left.  Circling up to the left we joined the four from our patrol.

         Cazi declares, “Nice of you to join the party.  Quick response time.”

         “It helps that you are close by,” I stated.  “Actually, these guys are a little too close for comfort.”

         “Yeah, but this was supposed to be a simple patrol,” Dawn declares and then Fire Song ducks from a boulder launched in her direction.  “If this is what you guys do on patrols, I am going to start volunteering a lot more.”

         Hannah questions, “What do you think these guys are doing out here?”

         A smaller boulder came at me and Fredrick, my dragon instinctively fires at the projectile; the shockwave causes the boulder to reverse direction and knock a hole straight through the deck, “Annoying me for getting so close to Mystery, but hopefully they are just escorting the cargo ship and don’t have any other shenanigans going on.”

         “Why don’t we find out?” Annabeth suggests and takes out one of her swords with her right hand.

         I smiled, “I knew I liked you.”

         Annabeth rolls her eyes and dives Anora down.

         I do the same, but call out, “Keep the catapults busy.”

         Annabeth and I fly over the cargo ship and drop down.  Both of us roll up to a stance, ready for a fight.  Annabeth draws both swords and I flip my bow to sword configuration.  Hunters from a couple disabled catapults and from the cargo hold appear.

         One asks, “Who are you two?”

         Annabeth declares, “Your worst nightmare.”

         The Hunters then rush us, we rush them.  I bring my sword up to block an axe from a Hunter.  After the block, with my left elbow I punch the guy in the gut and uppercut to the chin.  Annabeth back dodges a swing from a sword then swipes her right leg under the Hunters legs out from under him.  Annabeth then steps over the Hunter, swiftly steps onto a nearby crate, left foot and right, and then swipes down.  She split the guy’s spear in half.

         “Hold this,” she tells the Hunter to hold her sword.

         The half of the guy’s spear is spinning in the air.  Annabeth grabs it, swings the butt end of the spear, knocks the Hunter out, her sword flips as well and she catches it mid-air in time to deflect an incoming throwing axe.

         She has to continue to deflect now arrows as some Hunter with a bow is firing arrows at her.  I spot him fifteen feet away.  I am dealing with a few Hunters myself.

         So, I call out, “Was that Vixxen?”

         All three of them look to their left, I quickly then side step them, vault off of rope holder for the mast, aim my grappling hook to the right of the archer on the wall of the captain’s quarters, reverse the retracting of the hook, jump off the holder, and fly through the air to the archer.

         I exclaim as I near him, “Yo bud, Nice aim.”

         He looks up at me, fires another arrow, and then realizes I am right near him.

         Zero time for the Hunter to react, using my left shoulder to shove him, the Hunter then stumbles back over the side of the ship.

         “What’s going on out here?” demands another viking who ran out of the captain’s quarters.

         Acting as if she is caught, Annabeth says, “Yep, you got me.”

         Surprised, the viking questions while I quietly switched my sword to my bow, “You took out all my men by yourself.”

         Annabeth shrugged her shoulders while still holding her swords, “Well, not that I probably couldn’t take out all your Hunters out by myself… but…”

         “But what?” the Hunter demanded.

         Drawing an arrow, I walk up behind the Hunter and say, “I helped a little.”

         Annabeth nodded, “Yeah, he helped a little.”

         I then order, “Tell all of your men to stand down and let’s talk.”

         The Hunter proceeded to whistle and get the attention of the rest of his men.  The rest of my crew landed their dragons and kept an eye on the crew of the ships.  Annabeth and I followed the captain down into the cargo hold.

         “No doubt you are raiding us for the cargo,” he says.

         Playing it off as if I am, “Yes, yes I am.  How did you know?”

         The Hunter sighed, “Vixxen did not know how long she could keep it a secret, but knew she had to take the risk to bring it back.”

         “Well,” I state.  “Let’s see it.”

         The captain walks ahead of us and leads us to the far side of the cargo hold.  I have a very uneasy feeling in my stomach.  The captain stopped at a compartment in the hull of the ship; the door is about two feet square, more like a cabinet.

         The captain just stood there before I ask, “Would you mind getting it for me?”

         The guy froze in place, “Uh, sure.”

         The captain slowly turned to the cabinet, reached for the handles on the doors, and then just stopped.

         “Are you sure you want to see this?” he asks.

         Annabeth then points out, “Hey, you brought us down here.”

         “I did, didn’t I,” he reluctantly said.

         I expect a trap, especially seeing how it is Vixxen’s, but he opens the doors and reveals a unique gem.

         Annabeth gasps in admiration, “It’s beautiful.”

         “This gem is one of a kind,” he said.  “This will bring quite a gold nugget in the markets.”  He pauses, then adds, “Look, I am actually glad this thing is going, but Vixxen could have my head for telling you this… Whoever has this gem, the legend says, only trouble will follow them around.  I just picked up the gem earlier this morning, and your crew came upon me.  Only other thing I know about the legend… and I haven’t told anybody this-…”

         Annabeth folds her arms, “I’m sure.”

         The captain continues, “The only way to break the streak of trouble that follows it around like its shadow… is to reunite it with its shadow.”

         Annabeth and I look at him as if he just said he did not know what yak-butter is.  I slowly take the gem from him and thank him for it.

         “Don’t thank me yet,” he replies.  “Believe me when I say this… I hope you solve this curse.”