The Beggar Queen - Westmark, Bk 3 Author:Lloyd Alexander In the third and final volume of the Westmark trilogy, Michele, once a street urchin, is now the wise Queen Augusta of Westmark, a thriving kingdom with an undercurrent of unrest. Can she rule without causing even more trouble on the streets she used to call home? — Chaos reigns in Marienstat and the kingdom is strangely restless. Ghosts of the p... more »ast lurk everywhere, whispering of future war and threatening to bring an end to the reforms instituted by Mickle, Theo, and their companions.
Justin and his revolutionaries denounce the monarchy -- even the benevolent Mickle. Duke Conrad of Regia, the king's uncle, banished from Westmark, plots to seize the throne and install a Reign of Terror.
Theo, the famed Colonel Kestrel, remembers it all -- the bloody battles, and the fight for his own soul. The past has returned to haunt the present, and Theo, once again, must join in the struggle. Who will at last command the fate of Westmark?« less
This is the third book in Lloyd Alexander's Westmark trilogy (Westmark; The Kestrel; The Beggar Queen). Although it is a dark war story, Alexander's writing style is entertaining, and his characters sparkle with personality.