The full title of this book appears to be The Accidental Highwayman Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, his horse Midnight, A Mysterious Princess and Sundry Magical Person's Besides.
This is a tale of a teen-age orphan thrust into magical events. Kit is quite satisfied working for his master who is far kinder than anyone in his past life. The demise of his master and the sudden enmity of a self centered obsessive Captain Sterne forces him to go on the run.
His journey is be speckled with characters out of fairy tales. Those would be the edgy, Brothers Grimm, type of fairytale characters. The gist of the book is the journey and the inter-personal (person?) relationship with the myriad strange characters.
Kit faces adversity with courage and teen angst. This is an excellent coming of age kind of book for young teens.
I recommend it.
Web site: http://us.macmillan.com/theaccidentalhighwayman/bentripp
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.