A boy fleeing from criminal charges falls in with a charlatan, his dwarf attendant, and an urchin girl, travels with them about the kingdom of Westmark, and ultimately arrives at the palace where the king is grieving over the loss of his daughter.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
Whether this counts as fantasy is doubtful --as I recall, it does not have overt magic in it, though it is set in an imaginary early modern country. I read it a long time ago, and I recall, I mildly ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bostonian71 - LibraryThing
Very quick read, with a story that launches right away and, like its characters, seem to be always on the move. Alexander seems to heed Diana Wynne Jones' admonitions and doesn't spend loads of time ... Read full review