When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework for the umpteenth time, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, and his irritating little brother Perfect Peter, outwitting corrupt School Inspectors and toppling an evil Headmaster, winning a talent contest and facing his ultimate nemesis with no way out – all because he is trying to save the very school which he has always professed to hate!
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1592 – Joseon: In those days, it was common for the rich to hire the poor to do their hard and dangerous mandatory military duties. They were called ‘proxy soldiers’. A veteran proxy soldier TOW and his comrades are deployed to the south, where the Japanese has invaded. The King of Joseon has decided to seek asylum in China, and as he flees, he orders his young son –18-year-old Prince GWANGHAE– to take over the country’s military command. Vulnerable Gwanghae is devastated, but with Tow’s help, he is ready to fight in that harsh reality.