Mitt crouched down waiting for the soldiers to pass. He had not known it was possible to be so frightened. At any moment, a shrill voice might say, "That's the one you want mister!" The people of Holand in South Dalemark are bitterly oppressed by the tyrant, Earl Hadd. Informers, secret police and cruel rent collectors terrorise the countryside, and Mitt, the son of a Free Holander, has grown up wanting to join the freedom fighters to avenge his father. But when his part in a plot to assassinate the tyrant goes wildly wrong, he finds himself on the run and the only place to hide is among his enemies.
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