The Orphan Fantasy has been a staple of children’s literature since the Victorian era, when children’s literature as we know it came to be. Even if you aren’t familiar with the term, you’ve probably encountered it; it’s a story where the child protagonists are conveniently without parents so that they can go on an amazing adventure, and it remains popular to this day. Moriarty the Patriot does use it, but it takes that literary device and dresses it up with a twist of murder and a dollop…

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