by Lilly Thal
one of the best books i’ve read in a long long time. so great! i’m hoping the author writes more -whether about mimus or others – so soon. it was the kind of book where after i finished reading i just kept patting the cover and sighing – yup, that good. taking place in a medieval world, it’s the story of florin, the hostage prince who has been forced to become the apprentice to the new king’s jester.
the cover illustration is perfect – it really conveys the atmosphere and focus of the book, which at times you might think is florin, but in reality is a commentary on outsiders, an old (thiry-something! ) wise man, and the ridiculousness of revenge and war.