The Kestrel

Mass Market Paperback | June 10, 2002

byLloyd Alexander

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The second book of Lloyd Alexander's Westmark Trilogy explores the darker side of humanity and will leave you questioning everything.

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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The second book of Lloyd Alexander's Westmark Trilogy explores the darker side of humanity and will leave you questioning everything.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 fr...

Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was the author of more than forty books for children and adults, including the beloved children's fantasy series, the Chronicles of Prydain, one of the most widely read series in the history of fantasy and the inspiration for the animated Disney film, The Black Cauldron. His books have won numerous awards, i...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackPublished:June 10, 2002Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141310693

ISBN - 13:9780141310695

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"The plot is magnificent, the characterizations are excellent, and the issues are compelling."—Children's Literature