Here you leave today
And enter the world
Of yesterday, tomorrow
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Having discovered the ruins of the headquarters in the mountains the siblings are quite literally left drifting at sea. After being rescued by the crew of the Queequeg the Baudelaires join the quest for the mysterious sugar bowl and its contents.
As always we're left with plenty of questions, especially when it comes to the importance of the sugar bowl and at the insistence of Captain Widdershins that there are something too dark and upsetting in this world for young children like the Baudelaires to know. After using tidal charts Klaus tracks a possible location of bowl to location, the Gorgonian Grotto, and with the help of a fellow crew member Fiona they discover there's something deadly lurking in there.
As with all of these books everything and everyone is tied together, which means betrayal isn't far behind. It nice to finally see Klaus finally taking more of a spotlight role, so far the books have felt more Violet and Sunny driven with their skills proving more helpful.
More and more the children have been trying to do what's noble and help VFD, even if it means not always getting the answers they deserve and at times doing something bad for the greater good. With only one place to go, it's a race to the last safe place where both villains and volunteers all gather.