She was a very normal girl. Wanted what anyone in her situation would – to escape the dull life of a dusty colonial farm for the bright neon lights of the city.
What she didn’t realise was that urge to escape was programmed into her. That she was some mad man’s bio-weapon. That she was destined to change mankind forever…
…and that there were people already on their way across Human Space, coming to find her…
…and kill her.
Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea.
It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light.
And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish.
These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon,
up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other’s lives.