The sequence of events that occur in the plot go like this: Two sons are born from Queen Sasha and King Roland, Prince Peter then Prince Thomas. Fearing that the Queen Sasha would ruin his plans, Flagg, the several hundred years old magician and royal advisor succeeded in deposing of her when Peter is only five. Eleven years later, after Peter served the King his nightly glass of vine, Flagg came in and killed Roland by offering him a second glass of wine that was poison. Peter was found guilty of the murder, as Flagg had planned, and was sentenced to life imprisonment atop a tower called the Needle by Anders Peyna, the Judge-General. Peter would spend a good five years in the Needle until he decides to make a successful escape, only to encounter Flagg for a final confrontation.
Thomas, one of the main characters, is a particularly interesting character for several reasons. First the narrator, portrayed as a storyteller, describes Thomas as the weak, vulnerable, sad, confused, lonely younger brother of Prince Peter, who was the heir of the throne. The narrator says, "Unlike Peter, Thomas was the spitting image of his father. This pleased King Roland a little, but looking at him was too much like looking into a sly mirror" (53). He was also a pawn in Flagg's plan to destroy the kingdom of Delain. Secondly, Thomas had a terrible secret that would ultimately be a part of the downfall of Flagg. On the evening Flagg offered the poisoned glass of wine to Roland, Thomas was there to witness the murder of his father.
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