Monday, April 20, 2015
The Perfect Fool
“I told the queen I would let you live, but I didn’t say in what condition. I’m very sorry, Farrago.” Kazim pulled a rope that I hadn’t noticed from his shoulder. It was attached to a clay jar I recognized. “I must break you.”
Plucked from the streets to become a court jester, Farrago’s life is simple and carefree. No one demands much of him, and that’s exactly how he likes it. But everything changes when Farrago begins flirting with a scullery maid named Thea. And when Farrago learns the truth about Thea’s identity, he must decide just how far he’s willing to go for the chance to follow his heart.
This quirky medieval tale is a fun and romantic read. With a charming balance of humor and suspense, it has a plot that’s full of twists and guaranteed to keep you guessing.
My thoughts: What a fun story! This book is a fun one that does keep you guessing till the very end. I very much enjoyed the characters and their story, which is a lovely medieval tale about a young orphan who grows into the court jester and goes on an impossible journey for the lady he loves. The humor is spot on and kept me laughing, but there is also some suspense as I tried to figure out how things could possibly turn out alright for Farrago. Two thumbs up!
I received this book from Cedar Fort in exchange for my honest review.