Title: Jepp, Who Defied the Stars
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Binding: Audio CD
Book Condition: Good
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G1455164186I3N10
Synopsis: [Young Adult Fiction]
Fate -- is it written in the stars from the moment we are born, or is it a bendable thing that we can shape with our own hands? Jepp of Astraveld needs to know.
He left his countryside home on the empty promise of a stranger, only to become a captive in the strange, luxurious prison that is Coudenberg Palace, the royal court of the Spanish infanta. Nobody warned Jepp that, as a court dwarf, daily injustices would become his seemingly unshakeable fate. If the humiliations were his alone, perhaps he could endure them, but it breaks Jepp's heart to see his friend Lia suffer.
After Jepp and Lia perform a daring escape from the palace, Jepp is imprisoned again, alone in a cage. Now, spirited across Europe by a kidnapper in a horse-drawn carriage, Jepp is unsure where his unfortunate stars may lead him.
Before Jepp can become the master of his own destiny, he will need to prove himself to a brilliant and eccentric new master -- a man devoted to uncovering the secrets of the stars -- earn the love of a girl brave and true, and unearth the long-buried secrets of his parentage. He will find that beneath the breathtaking cruelty of the world is something else: the persistence of human kindness.
Masterfully written, grippingly paced, and inspired by real historical characters, Jepp, Who Defied the Stars is an awe-inspiring story of triumph in the face of unimaginable odds.
About the Author: KATHERINE MARSH was formerly the managing editor of the New Republic, senior editor at Washington City Paper, and contributing editor at Rolling Stone. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. Her books have been featured and praised in USA Today, New York magazine, the New York Times, and Washingtonian. She has written two other young adult novels, The Night Tourist and The Twilight Prisoner. Universal Studios optioned The Night Tourist, which also won the Edgar Award for best juvenile mystery.
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