Rose, the Princess of Rhone, doomed to fall into a sleeping death on her eighteenth birthday, has only ever wanted two things in all her life: to be free of her curse, and to never fall in love. After securing the dragon's blood from the Serpent's Garden, Rose is confident she has all she needs to free herself from Magdalina's curse. But when Magdalina comes to offer Rose a new deal—one that would free her from her curse, while also eliminating future threats—Rose is forced to confront the truth of her feelings for Theo.
As Theo's past and new troubles interrupt their journey back to Rhone, Rose knows she must make a devastating choice. Will she let herself fall in love? Or will she break her own heart instead?
From the book:
You’re crazy,” Rose said. “He knows, of all people, how I feel about love.”
“And he is the one person, of all people, who is determined to get past the barriers you have in your heart.”
Rose shook her head. “He won’t.”
This novella series is an expanded retelling of the Sleeping Beauty, with new characters, new plot twists, and plenty of action and adventure, perfect for teen and young adult historical fantasy readers. Look for the conclusion of this saga in "Beauty's Gift."