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Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge



As the realm struggles to maintain an uneasy peace after years of civil war and tyranny, a twelve-year-old orphan called Mosca Mye and her loyal companion, a cantankerous goose, are about to become the unlikely heroes of a radical revolution.  Mosca is on the run, heading for the city of Mandelion.  There she finds herself living by her wits among cut-throat highwaymen, spies and smugglers.  With peril at every turn, Mosca uncovers a dark plot to terrorise the people of Mandelion, and soon merry mayhem leads to murder …