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Publisher's Summary

To escape the wrath of the king and his wicked soothsayers, an honest young man joins forces with a poet-turned-jackass and a young girl with mystical powers as they embark on a series of epic adventures through the land of Arkadia.

©1997 Lloyd Alexander (P)2010 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Lucian flees corrupt palace officials in pre-classical Greece, his flight becoming a quest to discover his role in life.... [T]he result is a good, involving story. Readers already acquainted with Greek literature and legend will enjoy picking out familiar threads." (Publishers Weekly)

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Not What I was Expecting

I thought this would be more of a prequel to his Chronicles of Prydain series. It barely alluded to it but was a much better read if left to stand in its own. As always with Lloyd Alexander, there are great values woven into this fun narrative.