A Nest of Idle Puppets

by Hayley Poh



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/5/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 694
ISBN : 9781543770421
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 694
ISBN : 9781543770438

About the Book

Little Larch seems, at first glance, a perfectly ordinary place. The children are well-behaved and the scenery is beautiful. But look closer, you won’t have noticed this before: Little Larch is ruled by a prejudiced tyrant whom everybody calls the Mayoress. The hierarchy is divided into three primary groups—the plebeians, the commoners; the neutral ones, who refuse to pick a side; and the patricians, the upper-class pseudo-nobility, who will do everything in their power to keep the Mayoress in power. Then there’s Hildegard, whose plebeian family is just like any other. Hildegard, under normal circumstances, wouldn’t have considered trying to change the social hierarchy. She knows only a fool would attempt to overthrow the seemingly all-powerful Mayoress. But this is different. The witch who (rather reluctantly) agreed to turn Hildegard’s heart to ice wants something to change. In any case, the next Election Day is nearing, and if she wins this one, the Mayoress will get to do whatever she wants once and for all. Magic must be added to the chaotic mess to give Hildegard and her mysterious ally a shot at succeeding, but beware—there’s a price for everything, including doing whatever it takes to win. So there goes the story: a bizarre tale of social commentary, strange, deadly magic, and the consequences of taking shortcuts. The ultimate question is, Does the end justify the means?

About the Author

Hayley Poh enjoys reading and writing stories making up imaginary worlds. When she’s not doing any of those things, she spends her days formulating ways to immerse herself in stories. She has dreamed of writing and publishing a book since she was five, when she realized she had an affinity for wordplay. She lives in Penang