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Jepp, Who Defied the Stars

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars

ISBN: 1423135008

Title: Jepp, Who Defied the Stars

Author: Katherine Marsh

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Imprisoned and compelled to be a court dwarf in a royal Spanish palace after leaving his countryside home, Jepp of Astraveld endures a humiliating existence along with his friend Lia before an escape attempt places him in the hands of an eccentric master devoted to uncovering the secrets of the stars.

Amazon Description:

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 a luxurious prison: Coudenberg Palace, the royal court of the Spanish Infanta. Nobody warned Jepp that as a court dwarf, daily injustices would become his seemingly unshakable 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 attempt a daring escape from the palace, Jepp is imprisoned again, alone in a cage. Now, spirited across Europe in a kidnapper’s carriage, Jepp fears where his unfortunate stars may lead him. But he can’t even begin to imagine the brilliant and eccentric new master, a man devoted to uncovering the secrets of the stars, who awaits him. Or the girl who will help him mend his heart and unearth the long-buried secrets of his past. Masterfully written, grippingly paced, and inspired by real histori­cal characters, Jepp, Who Defied the Stars is the tale of an extraordinary hero and his inspiring quest to become the master of his own destiny.