The Beggar Queen (Westmark Trilogy Series #3)

The Beggar Queen (Westmark Trilogy Series #3)

by Lloyd Alexander


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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) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
svfreeman on LibraryThing 27 days ago
A delight to find, I actually enjoyed it more than the Prydian Chronicles. The series, Westmark, is a pre-Napolianic political story in a historical fantasy setting. The plot is almost trite in places, until you get the little twists that are a trade mark of Alexander's growth of character encountering standard but naive belief in forms of good government and learning some of the hard facts they may entail. It is this taking of archtype characters and introducing some of the real ethical issues is what I found so delightful--that raised the triteness of the basic plot into a stronger level altogether.
xicanti on LibraryThing 30 days ago
The final volume of the Westmark Trilogy finds the country in the throws of revolution.Why, why, why did it take me so long to read these books? They were excellent. I enjoyed all three, but this one was far and away my favourite. I have a longstanding interest in the French Revolution, and it seems clear to me that Alexander drew on it for this story. He does so to great effect. The book is tense and exciting while still conveying the emotional struggles these characters endure. The plot moves forwards in short bursts that seem a little brief in retrospect but which worked very well as I was reading. I was hard pressed to put the book down, so eager was I to see how Alexander would bring the situation to a close.And I must say, he does so very well. I found it very satisfying on all levels. It's one of those wonderful conclusions that's not so much an ending as a beginning. We know that there's more in store for all these characters and their beloved country, but it's up to the reader to imagine where they'll go from here.I highly recommend all three books. I suppose they could be read as stand-alones, but I'd urge you to start with Westmark and work your way through for best effect.
QueenAlyss on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Amazing book. The style and the flow was great. Lloyd does not let me down.
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!!