... The demon lord was defeated, and his castle crumbled to ashes. Wreckage. Ruins. Shambles.

sank down into the sea as the cliff beneath it fell like rain, fractured.

Mariposa ran out to him, and wrapped her arms around him, smiling and laughing.

" Oh, Henry, you did it!" she cried jubilantly. " You've saved us!"

Ian knocked him on the shoulder, grinning.

" I knew you could do it, man!" he said, roughshod as always.

" It was hard work," Henry said. " But you know? A hero's work is never over."