The Kestrel by Lloyd Alexander [FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION] 1983
The Kestrel by Lloyd Alexander [WESTMARK #2]
VINTAGE PAPERBACK  DELL • LAUREL-LEAF
8th printing in excellent condition.
A clean tight and seemingly unread copy with light shelf wear to cover.
1983 National Book Award finalist for children's fiction.
Theo is traveling through 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 war-a war that turns simple, honest men into cold-blooded killers, Mickle into a military commander, and Theo himself into a stranger...