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By Terry Pratchett

A typhoon. Rain-lashed urban streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a woman jump desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a useless try to get away her captors. Can the lad stand by way of and permit her be stuck back? after all now not, simply because he's... Dodger.

Seventeen-year-old Dodger could be a road urchin, yet he gleans a dwelling from London's sewers, and he understands a jewel whilst he sees one. He's no longer approximately to allow something take place to the unknown girl--not whether her destiny affects one of the most strong humans in England.

From Dodger's come upon with the mad barber Sweeney Todd to his conferences with the good author Charles Dickens and the calculating flesh presser Benjamin Disraeli, historical past and delusion intertwine in a wide ranging account of event and mystery.

Beloved and bestselling writer Sir Terry Pratchett combines excessive comedy with deep knowledge during this story of an unforeseen coming-of-age and one notable boy's upward push in a fancy and interesting international.

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Science fiction. 2. Imaginary creatures—Fiction. 3. Princes—Fiction. 4. War—Fiction. 5. ] I. Thompson, Keith, 1982– ill. II. Title. W5197Beh 2010 [Fic]—dc22 2010009755 ISBN 978-1-4424-0957-6 (eBook) To Justine: nine years, seventeen novels, and counting Alek raised his sword. ” Deryn hefted her own weapon, studying Alek’s pose. His feet were splayed at right angles, his left arm sticking out behind like the handle of a teacup. His fencing armor made him look like a walking quilt. Even with his sword pointed straight at her, he looked barking silly.

I. Thompson, Keith, 1982– ill. II. Title. W5197Beh 2010 [Fic]—dc22 2010009755 ISBN 978-1-4424-0957-6 (eBook) To Justine: nine years, seventeen novels, and counting Alek raised his sword. ” Deryn hefted her own weapon, studying Alek’s pose. His feet were splayed at right angles, his left arm sticking out behind like the handle of a teacup. His fencing armor made him look like a walking quilt. Even with his sword pointed straight at her, he looked barking silly. ” she asked. ” “A proper idiot, more like,” Deryn muttered, wishing again that her first lesson were someplace less public.

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