Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away
By L. A. Meyer
Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780547763507, 360pp.
Publication Date: September 2012
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The vivacious Jacky Faber returns in the tenth tale in L. A. Meyer's Bloody Jack Adventures, a rip-roaring young-adult series applauded for its alluring combination of adventure, romance, history, and humor. Once again under the thumb of British Intelligence, Jacky is sent to Spain to spy for the Crown during the early days of the nineteenth-century Peninsular War. She finds herself in the company of guerilla freedom fighters, poses for the famous artist Goya, runs with the bulls, is kidnapped by the Spanish Inquisition, and travels with a caravan of gypsies all while hoping to one day reunite with her beloved Jaimy Fletcher.