Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. The prince is craven in his longing for stature: no task is too menial or dishonorable for him to give Vatel. With the other apprentices, he trains and assumes the title of Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein. As both relationships spin out of control, the two couples embark on a quest to rediscover the magic and romance of falling in love in New York. After his master dies suddenly, the squire hits the road with his cohorts Roland and Wat. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Blade and his mentor Whistler battle an evil vampire rebel Deacon Frost who plans to take over the outdated vampire council, capture Blade and resurrect voracious blood god La Magra.
On their way to a tournament, they meet Geoffrey Chaucer, a poor writer who joins the group. With the other apprentices, he trains and assumes the title of Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein. With his newly-minted history in hand, the young man sets out to prove himself a worthy knight at the country's jousting competition, and finds romance along the way. He wins the fight and decides to, together with his fellow squires Wat and Roland, take on a new false identity as a knight and make a living winning tournaments. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. And Edward Nygma, computer-genius and former employee of millionaire Bruce Wayne, is out to get the philanthropist; as The Riddler.
On the journey, they stumble across an unknown writer, Chaucer. The quartet then keep traveling through England and France, fighting in tournaments. William, lacking a proper pedigree, convinces Chaucer to forge genealogy documents that will pass him off as a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro, who leads him, at long last, on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. Once upon a time… in the far away kingdom of Dor… lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight.
In charge of all is the steward, Vatel, a man of honor, talent, and low birth. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father. Formerly District Attorney Harvey Dent, Two-Face believes Batman caused the courtroom accident which left him disfigured on one side. When a knight dies during the recession of a fight, one of his squires, William Thatcher, disguises himself as his master in order to win the prize money of the tournament. . One local resident thinks the illness was spread from the town orphanage and wants to see it shut down.
Can the two of them escape unscathed? William Thatcher, a peasant, is sent to apprentice with a Knight named Hector as a young boy. . . . .
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