The Princess and the Firedrake

The Princess and the Firedrake

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by Jim Stinson
     
 

(Newly proofed and reformatted) Despite all the beauty and virtues expected of faerie tale princesses, Alix labored under a terrible curse: she was too smart, too knowledgeable, too capable. To set herself free, she had to kill the monstrous firedrake; though afterword, they became great friends…

Princess Alix's effortless intelligence so infuriates her

Overview

(Newly proofed and reformatted) Despite all the beauty and virtues expected of faerie tale princesses, Alix labored under a terrible curse: she was too smart, too knowledgeable, too capable. To set herself free, she had to kill the monstrous firedrake; though afterword, they became great friends…

Princess Alix's effortless intelligence so infuriates her father the king that he locks her up in a castle, utterly alone. To free herself, the ruthlessly logical princess must open her skeptical eyes to the magic all around her, beginning with the christening gifts that the faeries gave her as a baby. Only then, with their help and the help of Jack Brambel, an amiable duke-in-training, can Alix free herself, win her deadly battle with the monstrous firedrake, save her country, and revive the love of her father.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033134199
Publisher:
Jim Stinson
Publication date:
03/24/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
180,782
File size:
196 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Jim Stinson was taught writing at Harvard and media at UCLA, and has done both ever since. On the writing side he started early, publishing “Restorations of Elizabethan Public Playhouses,” but was soon downsized from Academe, which is probably just as well. After an interlude of earning a living, he wrote four Stoney Winston Hollywood mysteries, Double Exposure, Low Angles, Truck Shot, and TV Safe, which were published by Scribner. Today they are available from Smashwords, and from Lulu.com. His mainstream novel, Tassy Morgan's Bluff, was published in Summer, 2011 by The Plume Books imprint of Penguin. In 2012 he published his first Smashwords original, The Princess and the Firedrake. On the media side, he’s made everything from feature films to instructional gems like Electrical Hazards in the Coronary Care Unit. Today, he works constantly with media to keep abreast of ever-changing hard- and software. Combining writing and media, he was a columnist and contributing editor at Videomaker magazine for 12 years. In 2001, Goodheart-Willcox published his college and high school textbook, Video: Communication and Production. A revised second edition was rebranded Video: Digital Communication and Production, and a third, massively updated edition was released in 2012. Yet another major update is scheduled for late 2015. He has, over the years, returned to the classroom, teaching film production at Art Center College of Design, Media history and criticism at California State University Los Angeles, and video production at La Canada High School, La Canada, CA. Though born and bred in Pittsburgh, PA, he has spent all his adult life in California and Oregon, where he now lives with his wife, Sue. He dotes on his two children and is pleased to report that they remain at large.

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The Princess and the Firedrake 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
JodyGilchrist More than 1 year ago
I read to be transported to another world and this story does that. I would highly encourage you to pick up this free romance fairytale, it was thoroughly enjoyable. If you like this kind of story line or just want get out of the normal reading, this is a good book for anyone. I liked the characters, firedrake and the story line. It is a good fantasy fairy tale that takes you away from the normal routine of your life.
MrsMalvern14 More than 1 year ago
Fun and Lighthearted! A great story for both children and adults. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Geared toward youngsters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like how it takes place around Britain being realistic backdrop with the queen not believing in fairytales while the king did.I love how princess is a strong character. Her goal was not to get the prince like the usual princess story. The princess highly intelligent but lacking socialness reminded me of Shelden from Big Bang Theory! The owl was great with its references to the future. The Bristish king was a hoot his jolly dememor and his son a great match for the princess how the prince an princess thought differently but it complimented each other the difference!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. Alla was super smart and loved the ending . In the end, everythigturned out the way it should be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a beautiful book:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This tale is a combination of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow Whlite, Shrek and Excaliber. However it has features if its own and moral lessons as a fairy tale should. Enjoyable fantasy.
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Who also saves many others. Give it to your kids (boys too, but esp. girls) and enjoy it yourself -- it's the non-stuffy fairy tale I wish I had as a child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dumass humens....*loads my pistols*
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This is written like a fairytale that you might tell your children. Not a bad read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very fast paced and satisfying! Read it in 1day and loved all the fairy tale elements. Epic battles, curses to overcome, true love found, stuggles and valor this story has it all! Written for the younger crowd, especially young teens/pre-teens, it still hits the spot for any fantasy/fairy tale lover around. Complete from start to finish, I liked how everything was explained.
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Great read loved the fact that the princess solved her own problems but cooperatd with a guy she liked without angst. This wwas exciting, adventurous, and attention grabbing.
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As a lover of fairytale redos, this book was just too young, but would be great for young kids!
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