by Dogpatch Press Staff
Submitted by Fred Patten, Furry’s favorite historian and reviewer.
The Kingdom of the Sun and Moon, by Lowell H. Press. Maps.
Bellevue, WA, Parkers Mill Publishing, September 2014, trade paperback $11.99 ([xv +] 297 [+ 1] pages), Kindle $0.99.
This Young Adult fantasy (winner of a 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award, for Teen Fiction (13-18 Years), of the Independent Book Publishers Association) is set in Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, home of the Habsburg monarchs of Austria, about 1820. In those days almost all royal palaces had large populations of mice (so did the average citizens’ houses), so the 19th century map of the palace and its grounds is accurate as to the location of the fictional mouse Kingdom of the Double-Headed Eagle.
The König is a tyrant.
His subjects are starving.
And all-out war is fast approaching.
Will a pair of young, courageous
Brothers save their kingdom? (blurb)