Shadows of the Hersweald: A Hansel and Gretel Novella

Shadows of the Hersweald: A Hansel and Gretel Novella

by Hope Ann

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Any victor should know better than to issue a pardon for those he’d defeated.

Especially when the defeated include power-hungry rebels. Rebels Haydn spent the last two years fighting alongside before abandoning them on the seeming cusp of victory.

Instead, they lost.

Back in his small village, fending off attacks from stray rebels while awaiting the Prince’s judgment, Haydn is none too pleased. He’s been counting on the rebels’ capture to keep his mother and sister safe.

Haydn knows better than anyone that his actions deserve no mercy.

His former comrades lurking the surrounding mountains deserve even less.

Caught between the guilt of his past and duty to those he loves, Haydn’s bitterest fight begins just as the war ends. It’s a fight he intends to win.

Even if it means rejecting the pardon that could save his life.

Perfect for those who love fantasy but don’t have the time to sit down for a full-length novel, the third novella in the Legends of Light series presents the story of Hansel and Gretel in a clean, exciting, and inspiring manner. Full of danger, loyalty, and betrayal, all tinted red from the shuddering glow of the firecarn, this is more than a mere retelling of a favorite fairy tale.

A stand-alone story, Shadows of the Hersweald focuses on the third fruit of the Spirit, peace, while following the aftermath of the war between the Prince and Tauscher.

Note: A novella is not a full-length novel. At 112 pages, this novella is a quick read which can generally be finished in two or three hours. 

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153984018
Publisher: Hope Ann
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Series: Legends of Light
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Hope Ann likes to think herself a dragon-riding, griffin-taming founder of worlds and explorer of legends. Using chocolate, she bribes a wide ring of spies, from the realm leapers of Aslaria to the double agents of Elkbend, for their stories. She thrives on frost, steel, and the tears of her readers which she secretly mixes into iced coffee. Deep in her hobbit hole, her actual life involves staying up too late writing, reading, researching stab wounds, and struggling to remember the difference between ‘effect’ and ‘affect’. Based in Indiana, the crossroads of America, she is the author of the Legends of Light series. Hope Ann is also the Public Relations Director for Kingdom Pen and one of their writing mentors. You can find out more about her at

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