Long before there was a Winter King, there was a Summer Queen—Gwendolyn of Cornwall, a fierce warrior princess who raised an army to unite a nation.
If you love British lore, and you ever longed to dive headlong into its spirit…
If you ever hoped to meet the "tribe of the gods" who ruled Ireland and indelibly left their mark upon the British Isles…
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Said to be a changeling child left to the King and Queen of Cornwall, Gwendolyn is "blessed" at her cradle by three Fae gifts: a prophecy for her future, a gift of "Reflection," and a golden mane—quite literally, every lock of her hair will turn to gold, only provided it is cut by her one true love.
Yet no one understands more than Gwendolyn that her blessings are actually curses. Any man who gazes upon her will see his own heart reflected in her countenance, and depending upon his virtue, she is the loveliest woman in all the land… or the most hideous. It's a cruel jest of the capricious Fae, for unless a man's heart be true, Gwendolyn is destined to be coveted for her crown, but despised for her face.
To make matters worse, Gwendolyn's ailing father is desperate for an alliance with King Brutus of Loegria. "The Romans are coming!" and according to the Goldenchild Prophecy, only by uniting their dragon banners can they stem the Red Tide. Offered to Brutus's ambitious son, Prince Locrinus, Gwendolyn's heart is tempted by a mysterious, maddening half-blood Fae whom she can never wed if she is to fulfill her crib side prophecy.
Part 1 of an exciting, new fantasy series.
"Tanya Anne Crosby created a world I never want to leave. This was the series she was born to write. I am ravenous for the next installment! — USA Today Bestselling Author Kerrigan Byrne
"I've just been inside the mind of a genius. Tanya Anne Crosby is in a class by herself. She creates gorgeous worlds where fact and fiction blend to create a stunning epic. Utterly brilliant." — USA Today Bestselling Author Kathryn Le Veque
"A breathtaking true tale with a touch of Celtic magic, brought to life by a soul-stirring storyteller." — New York Times Bestselling Author Glynnis Campbell
"The Cornish Princess is not simply a romantic fantasy. There is nothing simple about it. The characters are complex and do not divulge their thoughts or purpose easily. Crosby has created a balanced, multifaceted genre, one where history's battle cry is tangible while fingers of fable and fantasy pull and tug the unwary." — Whiskey & Wit Book Reviews
"Exquisite, lyrical, powerful, and haunting, The Cornish Princess is a heroine for the ages. Gwendolyn of Cornwall's epic journey from the Golden Child of Prophecy to that of a warrior and defender of her people will remain in your heart long after you finish the last page." — Kimberly Cates, USA Today Bestselling Author
"Holy Cow! This is one of my all-time favorite books I have read this year! Tanya Anne Crosby storytelling ability is absolutely magical and this twisted ending definitely put my stomach in knots that made me totally gasp! An absolute masterpiece!" — Purple Tulip Book Reviews
Excellent story, so easy to read with the flow of characters and their stories. Can’t wait to read the next one.55
Thank you Miss Tanya for another great adventure. I couldn’t put the book down and read it in two days and can’t wait for the story to continue. I have already pre-ordered the continuation with the Queen’s Huntsman and am looking forward to escaping to Gwendolyn’s world once again. A Princesses life is never what we think it is……55
Tanya Anne Crosby’s “The Cornish Princess” The Goldenchild Prophecy Series Book 1 is phenomenal! Wow! What away to start a new series! This is an epic, exquisite and breathtaking tale of Gwendolyn of Cornwall, the Golden Child of Prophecy and her courageous journey to defend her people. I didn’t know whether to savor or devour this book so I did both. I couldn’t put it down until the last word was written. I was lost in this magnificent and magical world the author has created. I was entranced from the start and caught up in the her magical spell. Thank you so much Ms. Crosby for this delightful treat! I can’t wait for the rest of the story.55
Tanya Anne Crosby blends historical fantasy with a true Princess of Britain. History fans will absolutely love this book, and lovers of the fantasy and paranormal books will love the mix. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.55
4 1/2 stars! What a great start to a new trilogy by Tanya Ann Crosby. I really loved all the lore included in this story of a real historical character. The world building and intrigue, along with a little fantasy thrown in was very well done. I’m really looking forward to the next book to learn more of how Gwendolyn, The Cornish Princess, fulfills the Goldenchild Prophecy.45