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The Kestrel - Lloyd Alexander
The Kestrel
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Theo is traveling Westmark, learning about the country of which he will soon be Prince Consort. He is not surprised to find great poverty-Mickle (now known as Princess Augusta) could have told him that from her years on the street. His friend Florian could have told him about the aristocracy's... show more
Theo is traveling Westmark, learning about the country of which he will soon be Prince Consort. He is not surprised to find great poverty-Mickle (now known as Princess Augusta) could have told him that from her years on the street. His friend Florian could have told him about the aristocracy's graft and corruption. But neither could have foreseen a loaded pistol in the practiced hand of the assassin Skeit. The echoes of that shot ring from the muskets and cannons of a Westmark suddenly at war-a war that turns simple, honest men into cold-blooded killers, Mickle into a military commander, and Theo himself into a stranger. . . . "The plot is magnificent, the characterizations are excellent, and the issues are compelling." (Children's Literature)
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780141310695 (0141310693)
ASIN: 141310693
Publisher: Firebird
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Westmark (#2)
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WRGingell
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I read Westmark #2 first because I haven't been able to get my hands on the first or third book. In fact, I had to source this one from the library (the only one they have, alas!) and I will now be scouring book shops until I find all three and bear them off triumphant. I actually don't know where...
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