The Beggar Queen (The Westmark Trilogy #3)

The Beggar Queen (The Westmark Trilogy #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… See more details below

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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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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 fianc�, 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:
9780440905486
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/01/1985
Series:
Westmark Trilogy, #3
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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