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Jackaroo - Cynthia Voigt
Jackaroo
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"False, they were all of them false, the stories; as false as the stories of fairies dancing in moonlight glades on Midsummer Night." But they served a purpose. In a distant time and far-off kingdom, life is hard. People don't have enough to eat, and winter is upon them. There's little that... show more
"False, they were all of them false, the stories; as false as the stories of fairies dancing in moonlight glades on Midsummer Night." But they served a purpose. In a distant time and far-off kingdom, life is hard. People don't have enough to eat, and winter is upon them. There's little that offers hope, and many turn to the legends of Jackaroo -- the masked outlaw hero who rides at night giving aid to the helpless and coin to the destitute -- for solace. But Gwyn, the Innkeeper's daughter -- sensitive, industrious, and independent -- is too practical to believe such tales. But when a snowstorm forces her and a young Lordling to seek refuge in an abandoned house, Gwyn wonders if perhaps she has been too cynical. Hidden away in an old forgotten cupboard, Gwyn discovers a package -- a cloak, a mask, a sword....Jackaroo? Could the stories be true? It takes a shock and a devastating betrayal for Gwyn to begin to understand what -- and who -- Jackaroo really is. And she comes to know what part she will play in discovering the truth, such as it may be, behind the legends.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780689864353 (0689864353)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Kingdom (#1)
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Yup. Right in the nostalgia.
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3.0 Jackaroo
I understand his is the first book in a loose trilogy, as the next in the series apparently focusses on the granddaughter of the protagonist in Jackaroo.All three novels are set in the Kingdom, an ultra-hierarchical society where the lower classes cannot even know the given names of their Lords and ...
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