A dutiful daughter. A prince forced to find a bride. If the shoe fits...
Once upon a time...
When the Emperor's army comes recruiting, Mai signs up, seeing it as the perfect escape from her stepmother and a lifetime of drudgery. Armed with her mother's armour and a pair of magic shoes, Mai marches off to war...only to find herself sharing a tent with the General's arrogant nephew, Prince Yi.
The best swordsman in the Empire, Prince Yi wants to make war, not love, but the Emperor insists this will be Yi's last campaign before he must marry. Prince Yi has never met his match...until now.
Can one woman win the war and the prince's heart?
Romance a Medieval Fairytale series:
Each book is a standalone, so they can be read in any order:
Enchant: Beauty and the Beast RetoldDance: Cinderella RetoldFly: Goose Girl RetoldRevel: Twelve Dancing Princesses RetoldSilence: Little Mermaid RetoldAwaken: Sleeping Beauty RetoldEmbellish: Brave Little Tailor RetoldAppease: Princess and the Pea RetoldBlow: Three Little Pigs RetoldReturn: Hansel and Gretel RetoldWish: Aladdin RetoldMelt: Snow Queen RetoldSpin: Rumpelstiltskin RetoldKiss: Frog Prince RetoldHunt: Red Riding Hood RetoldReflect: Snow White RetoldRoar: Goldilocks RetoldCobble: Elves and the Shoemaker RetoldFloat: Enchanted Horse RetoldSteal: Forty Thieves RetoldCall: Pied Piper Retold
Mulan and Cinderella rolled into one. Fantastic combination.55
The story is kind of a cross between Cinderella and Mulan. The main characters are nicely developed and the evil step mother is far more likable than expected. Some further development of the step sisters and fairy godmother might add another lawyer to this delightful tale. It has nothing explicit but is probably not a story for very young children. Look for more from this writer.55
The storytelling was great, the idea excellent, but why did it suddenly need the typical “romance genre” phrasing, no longer acceptable for my pre-teen who would love it otherwise.45
Enjoyed the story very much, it’s well written55