Plucked from the streets to become a court jester, Farrago's life couldn't be better, especially now that he's flirting with scullery maid Thea. But when Thea turns out to be a queen in disguise, Farrago may become as much a fool in love as in his occupation. This medieval tale is filled with romance, humor, and twists that will keep you guessing to the last page.
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I absolutely loved the messages found within this story. Farrago is known as "little thief" steals on the streets. When he steals from the court's fool, he is taken under Fendral's wing and trained to be a fool as well. A person's upbringing doesn't determine what they become in life, especially when someone believes in you. Farrago absolutely adored Fendral, as does everyone else. He's a very kind man and when he falls in love and leaves, Farrago is heartbroken. Farrago has a great personality. For instance, he has a beak nose and isn't afraid to poke fun of himself. When he leaves to tries and win over the new queen of a neighboring kingdom, he masquerades as a noble and his personality really shines through. A person is the same on the inside, even when the outside changes. The way you treat people, especially your competition or enemies (such as Arabian prince, Kazim, and the other kingdom's fool, Oaf) in tense situations, is a true testament to a person's character. Farrago is funny, witty, and kind, but has a great weakness, which others try and use against him. I think he says what he thinks because he's a fool and can get away with being completely himself. Thea, the scullery maid turned queen, is also a great character. Thrown into a life she's never know, she manages to deal with situations in a dignified way. Ana, the little sweetheart whom Farrago stumbles upon stole a piece of my heart. There are many great characters and I loved some and hated others. People aren't always like the masks they wear. The twists were fabulous and I'm definitely looking forward to more by this author! Content: no language or violence; very mild romance; mild-moderate violence (non-graphic beheading, torture, fighting, deaths, killing, etc--nothing is overly graphic) *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
5 stars I enjoyed the rhythm of the book. It flows really nicely. The characters were a fun bunch. Some really surprised me how they turned out and others I guessed right about them. Favorite minor character was Ana. Farrago was the main character of the story. He brings laughter, caring and romance. I just wanted things to work out for him so badly. He was a good hero. The story is told from his point of view. He steals your heart. Farrago was known as little thief. He saw a court fool juggling one day and he stole some of his balls and tried to learn how to juggle. So Fendral the court fool took little thief as a apprentice and taught him to be a fool and named him Farrago. I would have broke like Farrago, but faster. Some scenes made me feel like something was crawling on me too. I kept wondering how this story was going to end and if I would like it. Well I loved how it all came together. A perfect result for me. The setting is in two different Kingdoms Seacrest and Gridian. In two different castles. The mode of transportation is the horse and walking. Once I started reading I did not want to put it down. I was given the Perfect Fool to read so I could give a honest review of it in return and be part of The Perfect Fool blog tour.