When Prince Florin and his father, King Philip, attend a banquet in the court of their former enemy, they expect peace at last for their war-torn kingdom. What greets them instead is a devastating betrayal. The king is humiliated and imprisoned while Florin is forced to live in a stable, at the mercy of Mimus, the wily court jester. He is close to despair until he uncovers a secret plot. There may be hope, but can he entrust his life to the whim of a manipulative fool? This is an intense medieval adventure story, highly acclaimed for its almost unbearable suspense.
Lilli Thal, historian and novelist, established herself on the German children's book market with her prize-winning series of humorous crime stories about Inspector Pillermeier. She lives in Southern Germany with her husband, two children and a dog.