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In the second sequel to Westmark, Mickle is now the Queen of Westmark. However, all is not well in the country. Some old revolutionaries led by a man named Justin wish to abolish the monarchy in spite of Mickle's benevolence, and the nation is largely bankrupt. To make matters worse, a neighboring king, fearful over Mickle's anti-nobility practices, has taken in the former Chief Minister, Cabbarus. He helps him seize control of the kingdom, and Mickle once more finds herself on the streets, with only her old friends to help her stay alive. Cabbarus proclaims himself the director of the nation, and proceeds to go on a bloody reign of terror. The old revolutionaries are forced to reunite and attempt to finish their fight with Cabbarus once and for all...   
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   overthrowing govt/kingdom Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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