A gripping medieval adventure story, bristling with sparkling wit and highly acclaimed in Germany for its 'almost unbearable suspense'. Shortlisted for the prestigious German Youth Literature Prize.
Who is the fool and who is the fooled?
Prince Florin and his father, King Philip, attend a banquet in the court of their former enemy, Theodo, to celebrate peace at last for their war-torn kingdom. What greets them is a devastating betrayal. King Phillip is caught in an ambush and imprisoned in a dungeon. But the fate of the crown prince Florin is the ultimate humiliation - he is forced to become a court jester for the victorious King Theodo. Trained by the wily jester, Mimus, Florin despairs as he must learn to be funny under duress. He knows he must escape. But can he entrust his life and his fate to his father - to the whim of a manipulative fool, Mimus?
Bristling with sparkling wit and highly acclaimed in Germany for it's 'almost unbearable suspense', Mimus is a splendid tale of high adventure and low humour, of treachery, cruelty and unexpected kindness.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Author: Lilli Thal
Category: Children & Teens
About the Author:
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. In Mimus she leads her readers into the dark and colourful Middle Ages. Lilli Thal lives in Southern Germany with her husband, two children and a dog.