By Kazu Kibuishi
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At the shore of the japanese Sea, in a chilly stone castle, a stoat named Badrang holds dozens of blameless creatures as slaves, a part of his scheme to construct an empire the place he'll rule as unquestioned tyrant. between these slaves is a mouse named Martin who has a warrior's center and a burning hope for freedom-freedom not just for himself, yet for all of Badrang's sufferers.
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