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Maelyn (the Nine Princesses Novellas): (the Nine Princesses Novellas)
     

Maelyn (the Nine Princesses Novellas): (the Nine Princesses Novellas)

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by Anita Valle
 

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Months later, the king returned home and presented his astonished queen with not one, but nine baby girls. "One from each kingdom I visited," said the king. "They are orphans." The queen wept joyously at the row of cradles, each bearing a sleeping infant. After bestowing a kiss on each child's forehead she said, "Now they are princesses."

Book 1: Maelyn

Overview

Months later, the king returned home and presented his astonished queen with not one, but nine baby girls. "One from each kingdom I visited," said the king. "They are orphans." The queen wept joyously at the row of cradles, each bearing a sleeping infant. After bestowing a kiss on each child's forehead she said, "Now they are princesses."

Book 1: 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 is truly a real 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

Author's Note

Although this novella features a royal family formed by international adoption, it is more than an adoption story. It is a coming-of-age story about a teenage princess. A medieval romance. And a young-adult fantasy. If you like fairy tales for adults or simply enjoy a good princess book, you'll love Maelyn and the other books in this princess series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438283913
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/16/2012
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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 anitavalleart@yahoo.com

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Maelyn 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
CanaryMV More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly don't like the saccharine nature of princess fairy tales, so I like how the character Cinderella was twisted into something different. I was especially liked the new fairy God mother. Also not annoying. And the grand finale, gracefully moving into the next twisted fairy tale...BRAVO! You've made princess fairy tales pleasant!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! I wish it were longer would have to be the only con!
Tamazon More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next one,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick, fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story about nine adopted princesses. First in a series. Some pages got skipped (nook version) which was annoying...but it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story. Look forward to the others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not your average princess that you hear about in movies or TV shows, no Maelyn was simply a village girl adopted into royalty. Maelyn and her number sisters are now princesses of this kingdom. Maelyn's uncle thinks that she is not fit to time her kingdom. Get this book and find out more!!! I'm sure you will love it....
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm excited to find out what happens next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found myself pulled into the story right from the start. I want to read the rest of the books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light cheerful fantasy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this short story more than expected. Not into princesses however the unique twist won me over. Read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always thought Cinderella was a little too sweet for her own good. Nice to get a new spin on who she really was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Appropriate for YA yet still fun for us 40somethings ;) The +/- it's 85 pages and start of a series I'd not pay $3 each to continue. I've read other books by this author which in itself is good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy this book, only wish it had been a bit longer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No real surprises. A nice breaak
onecooljewel More than 1 year ago
Great Read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm surprised the auther didn't write any more books. A very good story, more then 180 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very light read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago