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Cabbarus, the chief minister, has practically taken over the government, ording things that the King would never think of doing. Theo escapes the town he grew up in as a criminal because he published a pamphlet without getting clearence for it and because he almost killed a Royal inspector. After escaping he runs into Count Las Bombas and Musket, the people who wanted the pamphlet published, and they travel together. In another city they meet Mickle, a street theif with a mysterious past. Theo decides to leave Count Las Bombas and wants to ask Mickle to come with but doesn't. Later Theo meets Florian who wants to over throw the government.
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In the kingdom of Westmark, a printer's apprentice named Theo suddenly finds himself on the wrong side of the law when police loyal to the scheming, authoritarian Chief Minister Cabbarus threaten to destroy his master's printer, and his master fights back. He is forced to flee the capital city, and makes friends with a showman and his servant, and they are later joined by a street girl named Mickle, who has a very mysterious past. After a series of adventures, they are captured by Cabbarus and learn that the power-hungry Chief Minister is manipulating the king, who has been grieving for his dead daughter for six years, and that he wants them to play a part in his rise to power.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student    -   accused criminal Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   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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