On Fortune's Wheel Author:Cynthia Voigt There are some who say that the Lady Fortune — has a wheel, and all men are fixed upon it. — The wheel turns, and the men rise, or fall, — with the turning of the wheel. Birle has agreed to be wed to the huntsman Muir as an escape from the drudgery of life at her father's inn -- but the moment she looks into the bellflower blue eyes ... more »of the man she comes upon stealing one of her father's boats, Birle knows she cannot marry Muir. Even after she discovers the mysterious stranger is Orien, a Lord and as unreachable to an innkeeper's daughter as a star, Birle is determined to travel with him as far as he will allow. Their travels take Birle to a world far from home, a world where Lords may become slaves, where Princes rule by fear, and where Fortune's Wheel turns more swiftly and dangerously than Birle could have imagined. Newberry Medalist Cynthia Voigt's second novel of the Kingdom, set two generations later than Jackaroo, is a memorable combination of thrilling adventure and heart-stopping romance.« less
this book was amazing, it had a very uniquie plot and story line not at all predicatble, like some fantasy. about a girl who basically runs away to escape an unwanted marraige, only to find that life can be hard and fortune has a way of changing! for bad and for good.