Maelyn: (The Nine Princesses Novellas)

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Maelyn was not born a princess. The king found her as a child, the lone survivor of a poor village slaughtered by the Red Fever. Suddenly she became a princess of Runa Realm, the first of nine orphans adopted by the king.

By her eighteenth year, Maelyn rules over Runa and a family of nine sisters. But some call the princesses frauds and imposters, a handful of urchins raised into royalty. Even Uncle Jarrod, the High King of Grunwold, seems determined to prove that Maelyn no ...

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Maelyn (The Nine Princesses Novellas - Book 1)

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Overview

Maelyn was not born a princess. The king found her as a child, the lone survivor of a poor village slaughtered by the Red Fever. Suddenly she became a princess of Runa Realm, the first of nine orphans adopted by the king.

By her eighteenth year, Maelyn rules over Runa and a family of nine sisters. But some call the princesses frauds and imposters, a handful of urchins raised into royalty. Even Uncle Jarrod, the High King of Grunwold, seems determined to prove that Maelyn no longer deserves to be a princess. With a family losing faith in her, and a kingdom growing dangerously hostile, even Maelyn begins to wonder if she can truly call herself a princess. And if her riches will turn to rags once again....

The Nine Princesses Novellas is a series that chronicles the adventures of an unconventional family of princesses, the struggles they face in a kingdom often hostile to their humble origins, and the day-to-day dramas of nine young women whose personalities often clash like swords. Fans of Gail Carson Levine and Shannon Hale would enjoy this young-adult series. Recommended for ages 12 and up. For more information go to www.anitavalleart.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438297798
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Pages: 142
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

When I was five years old, I told everyone I wanted to be a princess when I grew up. And I was dead serious.

Um… okay, it hasn’t happened yet. The U.S. is currently suffering from a sad shortage of princes to marry, handsome or otherwise. So I do the next best thing: I write about princesses! And I love every minute of it.

The idea for this series sprung from a desire to write about a large family of princesses. I settled on nine because there are already three Powerpuff Girls, five Chinese Brothers, seven dwarves, and twelve dancing princesses. So nine seemed good. Yeah. That’s how my logic works.

I’m not actually adopted. But I share a lot in common with Maelyn. We’re both the eldest child in our families, a little bossy sometimes, addicted to reading, and not always as confidant as we like to appear. But remember, Maelyn is a princess. And I’m still working on that.

Aside from being an author, I’m an artist who draws cute cartoons of doggies. A mommy of three boys who hate princesses (but like the dogs). A retail employee with a job that seriously cuts into my writing time. And a part-time college student. I barely have time to write this bio.

If YOU have more time than I do, I’d be forever grateful if you’d would “like” this page, or write a review of my book. Thanks so much for supporting an indie author! God bless you.

-Anita Valle
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  • Posted August 4, 2012

    Better than expected!

    What a great book! Scrupulously well written, surprising plot twists, and definitely not your usual princess story at all. Maelyn is a strong person and isn't waiting to be saved by any Prince Charming. This is not a damsel-in-distrss story but a unique story of a young woman facing more difficulties than the average princess deals with. Fun characters and a solidly good ending. I recommend it!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Princess story

    Cute story about nine adopted princesses. First in a series. Some pages got skipped (nook version) which was annoying...but it was free.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2012

    Very Enjoyable

    Can't wait for the next one,

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Very good!

    I really enjoyed this book! I wish it were longer would have to be the only con!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Good

    Enjoyable

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Enjoyable!

    Quick, fun read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Well writen

    Enjoyed the story. Look forward to the others.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    For every girl who ever dreamed of being a princess...

    This book is amazing! I couldn't put it down. If you love fairy tales, stories about princesses or damsels in distress, this is a must read. Definitely appropriate for all ages. If you've ever dreamed of being a princess, this book is for you. I can't wait to read the next one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Quick and funny

    No real surprises. A nice breaak

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    Short but Good

    Great Read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    I really liked this little story. It was simply written, yet not

    I really liked this little story. It was simply written, yet not necessarily predictable. I loved the idea of the nine princesses to begin with, and I'm very looking forward to getting to know more of them in the future novellas. My only complaint is that it wasn't longer! The world is an interesting one, though simple as I've said. I wish that we could go deeper into the world and learn more, but alas, they are only novellas. On to the second one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Definiteley kept my interest!

    I'm surprised the auther didn't write any more books. A very good story, more then 180 pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Cute

    Very light read

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