The Princess and the Firedrake [NOOK Book]

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(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 ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033134199
  • Publisher: Jim Stinson
  • Publication date: 3/24/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 67,837
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 166 KB

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 fromLulu.com. Currently, his mainstream novel, Tassy Morgan's Bluff, was published in Summer, 2011 by The Plume Books imprint of Penguin.


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 is currently in preparation for release in 2012.


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. Currently he is working on another Tassy Morgan novel and contributing occasionally to Wikipedia.


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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  • Posted July 15, 2012

    I read to be transported to another world and this story does th

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Pp Pleasant

    Geared toward youngsters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Not your usual story of a princess!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    Fun and Lighthearted! A great story for both children and adults

    Fun and Lighthearted!
    A great story for both children and adults. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    :)

    Like

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    Loved it

    Loved the book. Alla was super smart and loved the ending . In the end, everythigturned out the way it should be.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Self-rescuing princess

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2015

    Hey!!!!!!!!Shadow the hedgehog is mine!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can have sonic tho.... ._.

    Dumass humens....*loads my pistols*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    I agree

    I agree it is mindless
    It just seems too simple as if they're only saying the events, not really explaining them. It's hard to get through

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Poo nugget!

    This is Alfie the unicorn sayin' you are a stupid idiot.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    The Princess and the Firedrake

    This is written like a fairytale that you might tell your children. Not a bad read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Loved it!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    I'm older than 12 and think it's wonderful

    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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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Recommended - a good read.

    I thought this sounded interesting, and it was good to have to read on my commute to and from work. It's a skewed fairy tail in which the princess has to save the kingdom. In the process she learns something about herself and how to deal with other people, including her family.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Definitely different

    Kind if a weird story.wanted kind of a mindless read. This is one. Not inspired to see if this author has any other books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Reccommend for 12 and under...

    As a lover of fairytale redos, this book was just too young, but would be great for young kids!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Finally!

    Almost every good storyline that I know of is contaminated or otherwise spoiled by romance overload, swear words galore, told-for-little-kid-ness, lack of humor, and/or bad editing. Not this one, no sir-ee-bob! This is a must read for the fantasy (maybe a bit of science) lover. Like me! :)

    -Rose Verdict

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Wonderful read

    A lovely story that puts a princess

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 7, 2013

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    Posted September 27, 2014

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