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Read & Download The Kestrel ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ ❰Read❯ ➫ The Kestrel Author Lloyd Alexander – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Theo is traveling through Westmark learning about the country of which he will soon be Prince Consort He is not surprised to find great poverty Mickle now known asTheo is traveling through Westmark learning about the country of which he will soon be Prince Consort He is not surprised to find great poverty Mickle now known as Princess Augusta could have told him that from her years on the street His friend Florian. The second in Lloyd Alexander's Westmark Trilogy is an absolute emotional trainwreck of a story It flawlessly takes the lovable characters of the first story and embroils them in the most intense and traumatic conflict pushing character and reader alike to their breaking point Where Westmark dealt with the uestions of how do men live virtuously in the face of injustice and in particular warfare The Kestrel throws you into the thick of it and shows what types of moral dilemmas man will face in a state of complete chaos and hatred Despite being a children's and a fantasy story The Kestrel was one of the most powerful and realistic war stories I have ever readIn The Kestrel Westmark finds itself suddenly embroiled in war as wicked and greedy aristocrats betray their country to the neighbouring Kingdom of Regia where the exiled Cabbarus takes up residence hoping to ruin those who took him out of power and reclaim a seat of authority Mickle as new Princess Augusta throws herself into the thick of the battle proving herself to be a capable military commander Florian and his revolutionaries agree to provide aid to the ueen of Westmark but only under the conditions that Theo swear his allegiance first to their cause and that the ueen will also consider their conditions for a constitutionalized government Theo joins Justin as a detachment of raiders weakening the Regia supply lines In the face of violent death and the loss of friends Theo must learn whether or not it is possible to retain a sense of morality and humanity; and if he cannot he must determine whether he can ever go back to being the person he thought he was The Kestrel realistically shows what happens to men in battle Lloyd Alexander simply and accurately depicts noble men descend to bloodthirsty killers At the same time he does it in such a way that you do not hate the character but rather mourn and ache for the loss; he writes such a compelling narrative that you understand why they become the way they do but the change from noble and masculine men to violent animals is nothing but heartbreaking Knowing that Lloyd Alexander himself took part in World War II helps to understand how it is that he creates the war dynamic so well Every part of the story feels so real The characters are real with great ualities and skills and shocking flaws Watching characters like Theo and Stock who have such high moral compasses slowly give in to less noble temptations in the face of hunger despair and murder all around them is believable and personal Lloyd Alexander makes the reader feel the shame but also the desperation in their actions If he didn't give an answer to whether war is worth waging for a just cause in Westmark he presents the reality of war plainly enough to shock you into finding an answer for yourself No character is safe; you will move through grief with the characters in this story as friend and foe fall all around you And at the end of the day what you have left is a charred kingdom and traumatized menOne of the subtle but beautiful aspects of The Kestrel however is how Lloyd Alexander has Theo find consolation and a way back to reality through art It is only when Theo is able to draw his experiences to put them down on paper that he can bring himself to face his friends again He draws places and people even those that he only saw once in passing that no one but his memory remembers Art is Theo's way of coming to terms with the things he's seen and the things he's done It not only makes them real but also helps him to be than the sum of that experience Theo's skill at drawing seems throughout both books as a simple hobby and character uirk but the way Lloyd Alexander brings it back as Theo's way back into reality was stunningly beautiful It made me wonder if there was some glimpsing into the author perhaps The Westmark Trilogy was Lloyd Alexander's way back home after his own war experiences Overall the book is an absolutely breathtaking and incredible war story that is both realistic and compelling 55

The KestrelTheo is traveling through Westmark learning about the country of which he will soon be Prince Consort He is not surprised to find great poverty Mickle now known as Princess Augusta could have told him that from her years on the street His friend Florian. The second in Lloyd Alexander's Westmark Trilogy is an absolute emotional trainwreck of a story It flawlessly takes the lovable characters of the first story and embroils them in the most intense and traumatic conflict pushing character and reader alike to their breaking point Where Westmark dealt with the uestions of how do men live virtuously in the face of injustice and in particular warfare The Kestrel throws you into the thick of it and shows what types of moral dilemmas man will face in a state of complete chaos and hatred Despite being a children's and a fantasy story The Kestrel was one of the most powerful and realistic war stories I have ever readIn The Kestrel Westmark finds itself suddenly embroiled in war as wicked and greedy aristocrats betray their country to the neighbouring Kingdom of Regia where the exiled Cabbarus takes up residence hoping to ruin those who took him out of power and reclaim a seat of authority Mickle as new Princess Augusta throws herself into the thick of the battle proving herself to be a capable military commander Florian and his revolutionaries agree to provide aid to the ueen of Westmark but only under the conditions that Theo swear his allegiance first to their cause and that the ueen will also consider their conditions for a constitutionalized government Theo joins Justin as a detachment of raiders weakening the Regia supply lines In the face of violent death and the loss of friends Theo must learn whether or not it is possible to retain a sense of morality and humanity; and if he cannot he must determine whether he can ever go back to being the person he thought he was The Kestrel realistically shows what happens to men in battle Lloyd Alexander simply and accurately depicts noble men descend to bloodthirsty killers At the same time he does it in such a way that you do not hate the character but rather mourn and ache for the loss; he writes such a compelling narrative that you understand why they become the way they do but the change from noble and masculine men to violent animals is nothing but heartbreaking Knowing that Lloyd Alexander himself took part in World War II helps to understand how it is that he creates the war dynamic so well Every part of the story feels so real The characters are real with great ualities and skills and shocking flaws Watching characters like Theo and Stock who have such high moral compasses slowly give in to less noble temptations in the face of hunger despair and murder all around them is believable and personal Lloyd Alexander makes the reader feel the shame but also the desperation in their actions If he didn't give an answer to whether war is worth waging for a just cause in Westmark he presents the reality of war plainly enough to shock you into finding an answer for yourself No character is safe; you will move through grief with the characters in this story as friend and foe fall all around you And at the end of the day what you have left is a charred kingdom and traumatized menOne of the subtle but beautiful aspects of The Kestrel however is how Lloyd Alexander has Theo find consolation and a way back to reality through art It is only when Theo is able to draw his experiences to put them down on paper that he can bring himself to face his friends again He draws places and people even those that he only saw once in passing that no one but his memory remembers Art is Theo's way of coming to terms with the things he's seen and the things he's done It not only makes them real but also helps him to be than the sum of that experience Theo's skill at drawing seems throughout both books as a simple hobby and character uirk but the way Lloyd Alexander brings it back as Theo's way back into reality was stunningly beautiful It made me wonder if there was some glimpsing into the author perhaps The Westmark Trilogy was Lloyd Alexander's way back home after his own war experiences Overall the book is an absolutely breathtaking and incredible war story that is both realistic and compelling 55

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The Kestrel ´ Hat turns simple honest men into cold blooded killers Mickle into a military commander and Theo himself into a strangerWith war in Westmark and the assumption of the throne by Mickle all Theo's talents are needed as well as those of his former companion. It was another good book by Lloyd Alexander the second chapter in the Westmark trilogy chronicling the war between Westmark and its neighbour Regia Maybe due to this it was much darker in tone than any of his other books I have read There was indeed marked character development however much of it was negative Theo did come back to his senses towards the end of act three but it wasn't easy to see how he reacted to the war or how he became the Kestrel There were other good characters introduced such as King Constantine again he was likable mostly towards the end and some of the other characters fleshed out such as Florian but the character who I most wanted to read about and who I liked the most Mickle did not show up much at allHowever Lloyd Alexander gets full marks for creating two of the most lovable lively and interesting secondary characters well tertiary characters in fiction Sparrow and Weasel These 'water rats' with their unswerving devotion to Keller their innocence and their oblivious practicality were a welcome relief from the tension of the war and Theo's path to the dark sideThe writing as usual was goodOver all it was a hard book to read Its main focus was the war and Theo becoming the Kestrel both of which were rather depressing topics and necessary to set up the third book the Beggar ueen And it needed Mickle Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Lloyd Alexander

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Lloyd Alexander ✓ 5 Read & Download Could have told him about the aristocracy's graft and corruption But neither could have foreseen a loaded pistol in the practiced hand of the assassin Skeit The echoes of that shot ring from the muskets and cannons of a Westmark suddenly at war a war t. I'm thoroughly enjoying this trilogy by Lloyd Alexander one that I've actually owned for many years but which I had not managed to read until now Really didn't know what to expect and it is rather different than any of his other books Yet it exhibits the same masterful writing craft that he has employed in his many other works and he puts them to good effect her It's not historical fiction leastwise not in the usual sense; nor is it alternative history as it is entirely set within a fictional literary world It's not fantasy in the usual sense either since nothing happens that couldn't happen in the actual world as we know it For all that it reads like historical fiction recognizably based or at least inspired by the French and American Revolutions And it is a gripping tale with lots of adventure intrigue and politics both personal and governmental One certainly does get a sense of Lloyd Alexander's own thoughts and opinions on warfare and government but he's thoughtful and philosophical about it than arrogant or hamfisted Part of what makes the story so compelling aside from how well it is told is the struggles involved internal and external in trying to discern what is good and right in a fallen messed up world A good series of books this second one as good or better than the first and well worth reading