In order to win back her kingdom of daylight, save her prince, and conquer the land of the night, a mute princess must prove herself everything a traditional princess is not: tough enough to sleep on a bed of nails, and loud enough to be heard without a voice.
Princess Lyra's wicked aunt, Griselda, calls her a “stain on the royal family name” from the time she's a child. After Lyra is cast out by the jealous Griselda, a witch who witnesses Lyra's torment saves the princess's life, takes her memories away, and raises her in hiding in the enchanted forest...disguised as a boy. From then on, Lyra is known only as 'Stain.' Meanwhile, the prince of a thorny, harsh kingdom is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse and live is to find his true princess--one that is his equal--and wed her. When Lyra finds her way back to her kingdom, where an imposter princess is in a position to steal her betrothed prince and her crown, the prince's mother makes her pass a series of tests in order to prove Lyra is a real princess and worthy of her son. She forces Lyra and her foe to sleep through the night on a bed of nails to prove who is tough enough to be the real princessable to rule by the prince's side and break his curse. When Lyra shows up for a final face-off with her wicked aunt--who has assumed her dead for hears--'Stain' defeats Griselda in a final, brutal punch, victoriously wielding the name Griselda gave her.
|Edition description:||B&N Exclusive Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
About the Author
A. G. Howard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of RoseBlood and the Splintered series. She lives and writes in Amarillo, Texas.