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The Beggar Queen (Westmark Trilogy Series #3)
     

The Beggar Queen (Westmark Trilogy Series #3)

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by Lloyd Alexander
 

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Mickle, once a common street urchin, now rules Westmark as the wise Queen Augusta. Yet the kingdom is strangely restless. Ghosts of the past lurk everywhere, whispering of future war. Justin and his revolutionaries denounce the monarchy—even the benevolent Mickle. Cabbarus, banished from Westmark, plots to seize the throne and install a Reign of Terror.

Theo

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Mickle, once a common street urchin, now rules Westmark as the wise Queen Augusta. Yet the kingdom is strangely restless. Ghosts of the past lurk everywhere, whispering of future war. Justin and his revolutionaries denounce the monarchy—even the benevolent Mickle. Cabbarus, banished from Westmark, plots to seize the throne and install a Reign of Terror.

Theo, the famed Colonel Kestrel, remembers it all—the bloody battles, and the fight for his own soul. The past has retumed to haunt the present, and Theo, once again, must join in the struggle. Who will at last command the fate of Westmark?

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Children's Literature
This novel is the final installment in the "Westmark" series, and it will leave readers of the series thoroughly satisfied. A plot to overthrow Queen Agusta, known as the Beggar Queen Mickle, plunges the kingdom of Westmark into upheaval. A battle ensues among the followers of the banished Cabbarus (those loyal to the Queen), supporters of Florian, and Justin's men. Theo, the Queen's advisor and her fiancé, must decide what action he will take. Theo remembers the bloody battles of the not-to-distant past and is not eager to repeat them. Ultimately, he is left with no choice as the city erupts into conflict. Alexander masterfully portrays the inner conflicts that war presents. His many characters are well-developed and complex. The plot is intricate and full of action and although the book can be read by itself, the previous two books do provide some helpful background knowledge. 2002 (orig. 1984), Firebird/Penguin Putnam,
— Debbie Gingerich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141310701
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Westmark Trilogy Series , #3
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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The Beggar Queen (The Westmark Trilogy #3) (LIBRARY EDITION) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for all ages, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an enthralling read. If you enjoy reading Lord of the Rings, this is for you. It has action, a touch of romance, and most of all, characters who touch the inner depths of your soul. The intricate layout and sequences are well thoughtout and the characters are portrayed beautifuly, as Lloyd Alexander delves deep into each ones personality and each ones personal strife and struggles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read The Pyrdain Chronicles and the Westmark series, and even though the endings are a bit sad, I really fell in love with all the books. I definitely reccomend it to EVERYBODY!!