Young George is suspicious when his unloving father announces that hewill be a squire to King Richard III. It is not long before he findsout that he is really a hostage to guarantee his father's loyalty tothe king. After one failed escape attempt, George believes his tragicfate to be sealed. He isn't counting on the heroics of his faithfulservant, Robin, who shows he will do anything to protect his youngmaster. The king's allies are not so loyal and the future of England isabout to change forever.An unusual tale, based on a real medieval knight, this story is full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.