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Who is killing the street scats of Endelas Ortanos? After running the streets for most of his life, Skerth knows to avoid rival scats and skin traders, but this is something new. These killings are more than random acts of violence. All the victims are nearly fifteen summers old, orphans and outcasts-just like he is. Just like the lost heir to the throne. Dodging the ...more
Kindle Edition, 275 pages
Published October 10th 2013 by Hadley Rille Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Aug 03, 2014 Deb rated it really liked it
If you’re looking for a good middle-school/YA fantasy novel, this is one I highly recommend. It felt really original to me, and at the same time I felt it was a really nice mix of influences, not just your traditional fantasy read. In fact, it’s barely fantasy in that it happens in a made up world, but there’s very little magic. I found myself thinking of stories like Oliver Twist and The Prince and the Pauper while I was reading.

Outcast starts out with a mystery – someone is killing boys who li
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Nov 13, 2016 Jill rated it liked it
Set in the same world as her two earlier books, but with different characters, the fantasy element is very tiny. Lots of adventure instead, and some well-developed characters. I'm hoping this is the start of a series.

Interestingly, this has a very similar plot to The False Prince and was published the same year. That book is the first in a trilogy. Do Kim and Jennifer Nielsen know each other?
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Kim Vandervort began writing at the age of eleven as an outlet for her overactive imagination. Since then, she has written a variety of mostly-unpublished pieces that will never see the light of day. After attending Viable Paradise XI in 2007 her writing and marketing skills improved, enabling her to transition into publication. Her first short story, "The Librarian of Talimbourne," appeared in ...more
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