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The Beggar King

The Beggar King

CD-Audio Hangman's Daughter Tales

By (author) Oliver Pötzsch, Read by Professor Grover Gardner

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  • Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 188mm x 15mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 8 January 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1455876356
  • ISBN 13: 9781455876358
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Library ed.

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1662: Jakob Kuisl, the hangman of a village in the Alps, receives a letter from his sister calling him to the imperial city of Regensburg, where a gruesome sight awaits him: her throat has been slit. When the city constable discovers Kuisl alongside the corpse, he locks him in a dungeon, where Kuisl will experience firsthand the torture he's administered himself for years. As nightmares assail him, Kuisl can only hope to prevail on the Regensburg executioner to show mercy to a fellow hangman. Kuisl's steely daughter, Magdalena, and her young doctor paramour, Simon, rush to Regensburg to try to save Jakob, enlisting an underground network of beggars, a beer-brewing monk, and an Italian playboy for help. Navigating the labyrinthine city, they learn there is much more behind the false accusation than a personal vendetta: a plan that will endanger the entire German Empire. Chock-full of fascinating historical detail, "The Beggar King" brings to vibrant life another tremendous tale of an unlikely hangman and his tough-as-nails daughter, confirming P?tzsch's mettle as a storyteller at the height of his powers.

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