The Kestrel

The Kestrel

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The second book of Lloyd Alexander's Westmark Trilogy explores the darker side of humanity and will leave you questioning everything.

Theo is traveling Westmark, learning about the country of which he will soon be Prince Consort. He is not surprised to find great poverty-Mickle (now known as Princess Augusta) could have told him that from her years on the street. His friend Florian could have told him about the aristocracy's graft and corruption. But neither could have foreseen a loaded pistol in the practiced hand of the assassin Skeit. The echoes of that shot ring from the muskets and cannons of a Westmark suddenly at warÂa war that turns simple, honest men into cold-blooded killers, Mickle into a military commander, and Theo himself into a stranger . . . 


"The plot is magnificent, the characterizations are excellent, and the issues are compelling."ÂChildren's Literature
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 104 x 176 x 18mm | 158.76g
  • PUFFIN
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0141310693
  • 9780141310695
  • 597,473

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"The plot is magnificent, the characterizations are excellent, and the issues are compelling."—Children's Literature
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About Lloyd Alexander

Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was the author of more than forty books for children and adults, including the beloved children's fantasy series, the Chronicles of Prydain, one of the most widely read series in the history of fantasy and the inspiration for the animated Disney film, The Black Cauldron. His books have won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal, the Newbery Honor, and the National Book Award for Juvenile Literature.
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2,688 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 33% (874)
4 38% (1,021)
3 25% (679)
2 4% (95)
1 1% (19)
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