“You’re innocent until they absolutely prove otherwise. And for ten minutes after that, too.”
Good story, consistent with the high tone set in the series opener, Dragon and Thief. Jack makes bone-headed decisions typical of a fourteen year old. Zahn, having saved the reader the apparently-mandatory Hogwarts school experience in the first tale, lays it on us now.
“You know, Darycos, for being such a clever poet-warrior, you’re kind of slow on the uptake sometimes.”
(Sorry I don’t have more quotes: read the ebook version on a trip. Highlighted quotable sentences, but my cell phone has done the u-boat routine since.)