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The Palace of Laughter by Jon Berkeley
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Jul 06, 11

Read from April 28 to July 06, 2011

Author Jon Berkeley has created an intriguingly dark world that protagonist Miles Wednesday stands up to, and triumphs against. The story starts with Miles Wednesday waking up in the middle of the night in his home — an abandoned barrel in the fields outside his home town of Larde. The homeless orphan is there to witness the arrival of a mysterious and sinister circus. As the circus waits until morning to greet the townsfolk of Larde, Miles receives another visitor: a talking Bengal tiger which, in spite of (or, probably, because of) his supernatural intelligence, is not a part of the circus. The tiger has an affection for circus people (which is why he chooses not to eat Miles, even though Miles has never been in a circus in his life), but he has no affection for this circus, run by the ambitious circusmaster, the Great Cortado.

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