History Literature / Westmark

23rd Dec '16 3:28:52 PM LBHills
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In the first book, ''Westmark,'' King Augustine has fallen into despair after the [[NeverFoundTheBody presumed death]] of his only child, Augusta. He has turned administration of his kingdom over to [[EvilChancellor Minister Cabbarus]] while he focuses on spiritualism and other means of trying to commune with his daughter's spirit. Cabbarus has slowly instituted a police state, and suppresses all attempts to print 'sedition' against him. When Theo attempts to resist the soldiers attempting to shut down his press, he kills one of Cabbarus' soldiers and ends up on the run. His new life brings in contact with the swindler 'Count Las Bombas', his assistant Musket, the street urchin Mickle, a pamphleteer living in hidig with a couple more street urchins, and a group of revolutionaries led by a man named Florian, who dreams of overthrowing Cabbarus and putting a republic in place of the kingship. His adventures inadvertently lead to the discovery that Princess Augusta is still alive, and she is restored to the throne.

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In the first book, ''Westmark,'' King Augustine has fallen into despair after the [[NeverFoundTheBody presumed death]] of his only child, Augusta. He has turned administration of his kingdom over to [[EvilChancellor Minister Cabbarus]] while he focuses on spiritualism and other means of trying to commune with his daughter's spirit. Cabbarus has slowly instituted a police state, and suppresses all attempts to print 'sedition' against him. When Theo attempts to resist the soldiers attempting to shut down his press, he kills one of Cabbarus' soldiers and ends up on the run. His new life brings in contact with the swindler 'Count Las Bombas', his assistant Musket, the street urchin Mickle, a pamphleteer living in hidig with a couple more street urchins, the pamphleteer-in-hiding Keller, and a group of revolutionaries led by a man named Florian, who dreams of overthrowing Cabbarus and putting a republic in place of the kingship. His adventures inadvertently lead to the discovery that Princess Augusta is still alive, and she is restored to the throne.
23rd Dec '16 3:28:02 PM LBHills
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A trilogy by Creator/LloydAlexander, named after its setting - a fictional nation in a world of roughly 17th-century technology, somewhere vaguely Bavarian. It centers around the ComingOfAge of a printer's apprentice named Theo, and the odd companions he takes up with during a time of political turmoil.

In the first book, ''Westmark,'' King Augustine has fallen into despair after the [[NeverFoundTheBody presumed death]] of his only child, Augusta. He has turned administration of his kingdom over to [[EvilChancellor Minister Cabbarus]] while he focuses on spiritualism and other means of trying to reach his daughter. Cabbarus has slowly instituted a police state, and suppresses all attempts to print 'sedition' against him. When Theo attempts to resist the soldiers attempting to shut down his press, he kills one of Cabbarus' soldiers and ends up on the run. His new life brings in contact with the swindler 'Count Las Bombas', his assistant Musket, the street urchin Mickle, a pamphleteer living in hidig with a couple more street urchins, and a group of revolutionaries led by a man named Florian, who dreams of overthrowing Cabbarus and putting a republic in place of the kingship. His adventures inadvertently lead to the discovery that Princess Augusta is still alive, and she is restored to the throne.

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A trilogy by Creator/LloydAlexander, named after its setting - a fictional nation in a world of roughly 17th-century technology, somewhere vaguely Bavarian.Central European. It centers around the ComingOfAge of a printer's apprentice named Theo, and the odd companions he takes up with during a time of political turmoil.

In the first book, ''Westmark,'' King Augustine has fallen into despair after the [[NeverFoundTheBody presumed death]] of his only child, Augusta. He has turned administration of his kingdom over to [[EvilChancellor Minister Cabbarus]] while he focuses on spiritualism and other means of trying to reach commune with his daughter.daughter's spirit. Cabbarus has slowly instituted a police state, and suppresses all attempts to print 'sedition' against him. When Theo attempts to resist the soldiers attempting to shut down his press, he kills one of Cabbarus' soldiers and ends up on the run. His new life brings in contact with the swindler 'Count Las Bombas', his assistant Musket, the street urchin Mickle, a pamphleteer living in hidig with a couple more street urchins, and a group of revolutionaries led by a man named Florian, who dreams of overthrowing Cabbarus and putting a republic in place of the kingship. His adventures inadvertently lead to the discovery that Princess Augusta is still alive, and she is restored to the throne.



%%* AbdicateTheThrone: [[spoiler:Queen Augusta.]]
%%* ActionGirl
%%* AnyoneCanDie

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%%* * AbdicateTheThrone: [[spoiler:Queen Augusta.The last book examines the potential consquences of an abdication. [[spoiler: In the end, Queen Augusta steps down.]]
%%* ActionGirl
%%* AnyoneCanDie
* ActionGirl: Mickle acts as one early in the first book, [[spoiler: before her traumatic past starts to overcome her amnesia.]] Zara and Rina, of Florian's revolutionary band, engage in open combat when they're not acting as [[BeneathNotice spies-slash-washerwomen.]]
* AnyoneCanDie: Many of the sympathetic characters introduced in the first book do not live long enough to see peace come back to Westmark.



%%* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Zara]]

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%%* * BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Zara]][[spoiler:Zara foresaw interrogation if captured. She chose to die rather than betray Florian's Children.]]



%%* BrokenBird: Justin

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%%* * BrokenBird: JustinJustin starts out as a handsome, confident youth. After the disfiguring face wound he takes in ''Westmark,'' he descends into a fanaticism that isn't entirely sane.



%%* LovableRogue: Las Bombas

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%%* * LovableRogue: Las BombasBombas is a scoundrel and a fraud, but he's a good friend.
* NobleFugitive: Florian, as it turns out, was the child of an aristocrat.



%%* PurpleEyes: Justin

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%%* * PurpleEyes: JustinJustin has them: they're about all that's left of his original beauty after he's badly wounded.



%%* RebelLeader: Florian and Justin.
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething

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%%* * RebelLeader: Florian is an examination of the trope. He's absolutely convinced that monarchy is stifling Westmark, and Justin.
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
believes a peaceful transfer of power to be impossible. Even when ReasonableAuthorityFigure Augusta takes the throne, he sees conflict as inevitable.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Queen Augusta is determined to improve Westmark's living conditions. Once war begins, she takes the field (much to the horror of her advisers) as 'the Beggar Queen'.



%%* StreetUrchin: Mickle, Sparrow, and Weasel.

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%%* * StreetUrchin: Mickle, Sparrow, and Weasel.Weasel are all examples. Cabbarus' administration has left Westmark with ''plenty'' of dispossessed children scavenging to survive.
23rd Dec '16 3:11:51 PM LBHills
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23rd Dec '16 3:11:37 PM LBHills
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A trilogy by Creator/LloydAlexander.

''Westmark'': King Augustine of Westmark is ill, still grieving over his daughter's death years ago. Chief Minister Cabbarus controls the country. After illegally using a printing press, Theo finds himself on the run with Musket and Las Bombas, a team of con artists. They meet a street girl named Mickle who uses her talent for mimicry to aid their schemes. When Theo's guilt over deceiving people causes him to leave the group, he falls in with Florian's children, a group of revolutionaries who plan to end the monarchy.

''The Kestrel'': Westmark's neighbor Regia invades. Mickle leads her country's army in the war, and Theo becomes the bloodthirsty soldier known as the Kestrel.

''The Beggar Queen'': Mickle is now reluctantly Queen Augusta. Cabbarus has been banished from Westmark but plots his return. And Florian's revolutionaries still wish for the country to become a republic.

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A trilogy by Creator/LloydAlexander.

''Westmark'':
Creator/LloydAlexander, named after its setting - a fictional nation in a world of roughly 17th-century technology, somewhere vaguely Bavarian. It centers around the ComingOfAge of a printer's apprentice named Theo, and the odd companions he takes up with during a time of political turmoil.
In the first book, ''Westmark,''
King Augustine has fallen into despair after the [[NeverFoundTheBody presumed death]] of Westmark is ill, still grieving his only child, Augusta. He has turned administration of his kingdom over his daughter's death years ago. Chief to [[EvilChancellor Minister Cabbarus]] while he focuses on spiritualism and other means of trying to reach his daughter. Cabbarus controls has slowly instituted a police state, and suppresses all attempts to print 'sedition' against him. When Theo attempts to resist the country. After illegally using a printing soldiers attempting to shut down his press, Theo finds himself he kills one of Cabbarus' soldiers and ends up on the run run. His new life brings in contact with Musket and the swindler 'Count Las Bombas, a team of con artists. They meet a Bombas', his assistant Musket, the street girl named Mickle who uses her talent for mimicry to aid their schemes. When Theo's guilt over deceiving people causes him to leave the group, he falls urchin Mickle, a pamphleteer living in hidig with Florian's children, a couple more street urchins, and a group of revolutionaries led by a man named Florian, who plan to end dreams of overthrowing Cabbarus and putting a republic in place of the monarchy.

kingship. His adventures inadvertently lead to the discovery that Princess Augusta is still alive, and she is restored to the throne.
In the second book,
''The Kestrel'': Westmark's neighbor Regia invades. Mickle Kestrel,'' Theo has withdrawn from Augusta's new administration, trying to determine his purpose in life. Abruptly, the kingdom to the East launches an invasion to overthrow 'the false Queen' and re-install Cabbarus as their viceroy. The surprise attack forces Queen Augusta from the capital. While she leads her country's army forces in the war, and field, Theo becomes the bloodthirsty soldier known as the Kestrel.

''The Beggar Queen'': Mickle is now reluctantly Queen Augusta. Cabbarus has been banished from Westmark but plots his return. And
rejoins Florian's revolutionaries still wish for and becomes the country bloodthirsty partisan known as the Kestrel.
The culmination of the trilogy is ''The Beggar Queen,'' in which Queen Augusta and Theo must not only overcome the Regian occupation, but deal with the fact that Florian's revolutionaries, [[EnemyMine though fighting ferociously against the Regians,]] have no intention of allowing the monarchy
to become a republic.
return to power.
29th Jul '16 2:08:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheFrenchRevolution: Draws heavily on this, including the establishment of a consular triumvirate at the end of ''The Kestrel''. (On the other hand, the monarchy and the rebels are ''allied'' against Cabbarus.)
29th Jul '16 2:07:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbdicateTheThrone: [[spoiler:Queen Augusta.]]
* ActionGirl
* AnyoneCanDie
* AristocratsAreEvil
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Zara]]

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* %%* AbdicateTheThrone: [[spoiler:Queen Augusta.]]
* %%* ActionGirl
* %%* AnyoneCanDie
* %%* AristocratsAreEvil
* %%* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Zara]]



* BrokenBird: Justin
* BrotherSisterTeam: Sparrow and Weasel

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* %%* BrokenBird: Justin
* %%* BrotherSisterTeam: Sparrow and Weasel



* DressingAsTheEnemy
* ErmineCapeEffect: Inverted with Constantine

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* %%* DressingAsTheEnemy
* %%* ErmineCapeEffect: Inverted with Constantine



* FieryRedhead: Zara

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* %%* FieryRedhead: Zara



* LastMinuteHookup
* LovableRogue: Las Bombas

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* %%* LastMinuteHookup
* %%* LovableRogue: Las Bombas



* PurpleEyes: Justin
* RagsToRoyalty: Mickle.
* RebelLeader: Florian and Justin.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething

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* %%* PurpleEyes: Justin
* %%* RagsToRoyalty: Mickle.
* %%* RebelLeader: Florian and Justin.
* %%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething



* StreetUrchin: Mickle, Sparrow, and Weasel.
* SuicideByCop: [[spoiler:Zara]]
* TomboyPrincess: Mickle

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* %%* StreetUrchin: Mickle, Sparrow, and Weasel.
* %%* SuicideByCop: [[spoiler:Zara]]
* %%* TomboyPrincess: Mickle



* WarriorPoet: Stock

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* %%* WarriorPoet: Stock
28th Jun '16 1:31:08 AM PaulA
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* BittersweetEnding

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* BittersweetEndingBittersweetEnding: The trilogy ends with [[spoiler:the country retaken, the people finally given a democracy, and Theo and Mickle married after years and two books of waiting; but with half the supporting cast dead including all of Florian's "children" besides Theo and the companions going into semi-voluntary exile]].



* EvilChancellor: Cabbarus

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* EvilChancellor: CabbarusEvilChancellor:
** Cabbarus manipulates the king's grief over his dead daughter... but it all gets blown sky high when [[spoiler:the daughter turns out to be NotQuiteDead]].
** In ''The Kestrel'', the king of the next country over has an EvilUncle doubling as an Evil Chancellor, too.



* KillEmAll

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* KillEmAllKillEmAll: Any character with a name had a fifty-fifty chance of making it out of book 3 alive. There were more deaths than in the previous two books combined--and the second book took place during a war.



* VoiceOfTheResistance: Keller's newspaper.

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* VoiceOfTheResistance: Keller's newspaper.newspaper, one of the few that dares to criticize Cabbarus.
28th Jun '16 1:27:05 AM PaulA
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''Westmark'' by LloydAlexander\\
King Augustine of Westmark is ill, still grieving over his daughter's death years ago. Chief Minister Cabbarus controls the country. After illegally using a printing press, Theo finds himself on the run with Musket and Las Bombas, a team of con artists. They meet a street girl named Mickle who uses her talent for mimicry to aid their schemes. When Theo's guilt over deceiving people causes him to leave the group, he falls in with Florian's children, a group of revolutionaries who plan to end the monarchy.

''The Kestrel''\\
Westmark's neighbor Regia invades. Mickle leads her country's army in the war, and Theo becomes the bloodthirsty soldier known as the Kestrel.

''The Beggar Queen''\\
Mickle is now reluctantly Queen Augusta. Cabbarus has been banished from Westmark but plots his return. And Florian's revolutionaries still wish for the country to become a republic.

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''Westmark'' A trilogy by LloydAlexander\\
Creator/LloydAlexander.

''Westmark'':
King Augustine of Westmark is ill, still grieving over his daughter's death years ago. Chief Minister Cabbarus controls the country. After illegally using a printing press, Theo finds himself on the run with Musket and Las Bombas, a team of con artists. They meet a street girl named Mickle who uses her talent for mimicry to aid their schemes. When Theo's guilt over deceiving people causes him to leave the group, he falls in with Florian's children, a group of revolutionaries who plan to end the monarchy.

monarchy.

''The Kestrel''\\
Kestrel'': Westmark's neighbor Regia invades. Mickle leads her country's army in the war, and Theo becomes the bloodthirsty soldier known as the Kestrel.

''The Beggar Queen''\\
Queen'': Mickle is now reluctantly Queen Augusta. Cabbarus has been banished from Westmark but plots his return. And Florian's revolutionaries still wish for the country to become a republic.republic.
28th Jun '16 12:55:43 AM PaulA
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* [[spoiler: AbdicateTheThrone: Queen Augusta.]]

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* [[spoiler: AbdicateTheThrone: Queen [[spoiler:Queen Augusta.]]
10th Jun '14 12:42:44 PM eclaire291
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* WarriorPoet: Stock
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