Friday, April 19, 2013
A TWIST OF FATE ...
Once upon a time, in the magical land of Breniera, a sleeping beauty named Princess Kaylee dreams of her betrothed, Prince Devlin. Images whirl of dragons, swords, enchantments, and blood as she falls ever so deeply into slumber ...
Bells ring, a cry of alarm echos through the corridors of the castle. Servants, from the youngest to the oldest scurry.
A knock on the door of the royal chambers wakes the king and queen with a start.
“Alarm bells.” The king shakes the queen. “Something is gravely wrong. Wake at once.” He reaches for his robe. “Come in, Gerard.”
The door flings open. “Your Highness. It’s a travesty. The news is so shocking!”
“What is it? Tell us immediately.”
Gerard paces. He twitches and wrings his hands. “Sire, I don’t know how to tell you. An evil darkens our kingdom. It is unspeakable.”
“You better speak, or I’ll have your head!”
Gerard pales to arctic white. “It’s the Prince, Sire.
“The Prince! What has happened to Prince Devlin?”
“A curse, Sire.”
The queen gasps and covers her mouth. The king’s dark brows raise into his peppered hairline.
“But how? Who would cast such a spell?”
“Princess Arabella sent word, Sire. She is distraught at her brother’s demise and she claims the spell is spreading.”
“WHAT?! Round up my knights and wake the princess! We shall meet in the great hall.”
Gerald remains frozen.
“NOW! AT ONCE, GERARD!”
Gerard jumps and races away.
The king turns to the queen and shakes his head. “How do we fight a wicked spell ? ...”
* * * * *
Five knights, three carriages, and a dozen or so archers line up on the cobblestoned road leading away from the castle. Princess Kaylee mounts her horse in a form-fitted leather clad attire. A simple sword clings to her back. With a stiff jaw set, she is ready ...
A rumor of an ancient sword is her only hope. With this she must attain a drop of a dragon’s blood. What awaits the princess on her dangerous quest?
Twists and turns ...
More twists and turns ...
Another’s quest for blood ...
What traps await Princess Kaylee from the mysterious conjurer of this wicked spell?
Time is running out ...
Will Princess Kaylee return before the last person in her kingdon falls into a deadly sleep?
Not even love’s kiss will be able to save her prince.
QUEST OF THE HART ... A Princess Of Valendria Novel
by Mary Waibel
Quest of the Hart (MuseItUp April, 2013)
The Lost Princess (MuseItUp August, 2013
Purchase: MuseItUp Publishing
Now this is one fairy tale with an incredible twist. Imagine the a princess fighting a dragon to save her prince. I certainly want to read more ... don’t you?
Well done, Mary. AND CONGRATULATIONS on your debut TODAY! Yes, everyone, today is the launch of this amazing book. Please drop by Mary’s blog to congratulate her.
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I hope you all enjoyed my interpretation. There’s still lots more to come. And don’t forget to drop by on X day to see which letter I pick to feature.