Summary: in the 1890s, Conor Broekhart is a boy living on the Saltee Islands off the Irish coast, where his father works as the king's bodyguard. But his happy, carefree life is changed forever when he finds out that the power-hungry Marshall Hugo Bonvilian is organizing a military coup to overthrow the king. When Conor is unable to stop Bonvilian, the king is murdered, and Conor is falesly accused of the crime and thrown into prison. In prison, the boy passes the solitary months by scratchin ...show moreg designs for flying machines onto the walls. After two years, Conor is finally able to build a glider, and executes a daring escape to the mainland. But right ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 08
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