Good soldier Jakob expect the promised pay o top of glory after a victorious war, but king Karl gives only his standard speech and worthless medals. returning home wounded and penniless, ...
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A retelling of The Princess and The Pea. The princess runs away and finds work at an orphanage to avoid marrying a prince she has never met. She unknowingly meets him while they are both ... See full summary »
A young, bored king will lose his throne to his married nephew unless he weds before reaching thirty. To his mother's despair, the king has no interest in the suitors she has parading for ... See full summary »
Anna Maria Mühe,
Having just fathered a son of his own, master thief Robert returns to his parents, whose simple firm near the coast he left silently years ago, having been a brat out of control. Mother ... See full summary »
Max von Thun,
In a forest town, Anton is ridiculed and bullied by most other kids as a nerdy Scaredy Cat. Hunter Joseph isn't inclined either to believe his claim of sighting the first wold in a century,... See full summary »
For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing ... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.
Good soldier Jakob expect the promised pay o top of glory after a victorious war, but king Karl gives only his standard speech and worthless medals. returning home wounded and penniless, Jacob passes out trying to boil his wrecked shoes in the forest. he's spotted by the witch, who seduces him as a foxy woman and, as he smells a rat and seeks to run, tricks him as last favor to fetch from her well an ever-shining blue lamp. Not gullible enough to hand it over first, he's dropped down, but finds lightening the lamp awakes a stylish European equivalent of a jinn, Lampman, who can give him anything. Seeking revenge, he demands Karl's most prized possession. Initially displeased with the crown princess Augustine, promised in marriage to seal a warlike dynastic alliance, Jacob and she soon fall in love. Their plans to liberate her gets Jacob on the gallows at her arranged wedding day with warrior prince Philipp, the only hope being the lamp which only thieving beggar knave Johann, which he...Written by