Book Review: The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp


Author: Ben Tripp
TitleThe Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, A Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides
Narrator: Steve West
Publication Info: [New York] :, Macmillan Audio,, 2014
Summary/Review:

Sometimes I think I should keep track of where I learned of a particular book, since I have no idea how this book made it to my reading list.  On the other hand, I liked going into this book with very little knowledge of what it is about as it is full of surprises (although the subtitle is full of hints).  Set in the 18th-century, this novel has the feel of a classic adventure.  Kit Bristol is a circus performer whose indenture is sold to a seemingly dissolute master, who suddenly learns that his master is a notorious highwayman.  Taking his master’s identity, Kit learns that he is entering not just a life a crime but a promise to help the fairy people.  What follows is a magical adventure and chase as Kit Bristol and his fairy companions seek to escape pursuers both human and magical.  It’s a delightful and entertaining diversion.

Recommended booksCompany of Liars by Karen Maitland and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Rating: ***1/2

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