I'm going to be drawing from my current read - Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider by Ridley Pearson.
The book kicks off with:
She has been called many things: the Black Mamba, Calypso, Tia Dalma. And worse. Much worse.
Jumping ahead to page 56 we find:
Tia Dalma's eyes flicker open. She uncurls her body from its corpselike posture and turns her head to see the pythons she has summoned now streaming from the depths. She hears what no other could, their hissing voices announcing in a unified chorus, "He comes!"
I'm hoping to finish the book in time to review it for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday this week. Hopefully, that means the review will be posted by Sunday night, but no promises.