The Swan Prince (Book One of The Wilderhark Tales)

The Swan Prince (Book One of The Wilderhark Tales)

by Danielle E. Shipley, Yana Naumova

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Catching her leg in a bear trap proves the least of Sula's worries. Haunted by an enchanted monster from a past she dare not reveal, and hounded by the perilously perceptive young village doctor, Villem Deere, the headstrong girl of the woods gambles with fate by binding hers to that of Sigmund, the captivating orphan boy with mysterious nightly business of his own.

The Swan Prince
Book One of The Wilderhark Tales


An enchantress's curse turns a spoiled royal into a beast; a princess's pricked finger places her under a hundred-year spell; bales of straw are spun as golden as the singing harp whisked down a giant beanstalk – all within sight of Wilderhark, the forest that's seen it all.

You've heard the stories – of young men scaling rope-like braids to assist the tower-bound damsel; of gorgeous gowns appearing just in time for a midnight ball; of frog princes, and swan princes, and princes saved from drowning by maidens of the sea. Tales of magic. Tales of adventure. Most of all, tales of true love.

Once upon a time, you knew them as fairytales. Know them now as Wilderhark's.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016762944
Publisher: Ever On Word
Publication date: 05/31/2013
Series: The Wilderhark Tales , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 178
File size: 531 KB

About the Author

Danielle E. Shipley’s first novelettes told the everyday misadventures of wacky kids like herself. …Or so she thought. Unbeknownst to them all, half of her characters were actually closeted elves, dwarves, fairies, or some combination thereof. When it all came to light, Danielle did the sensible thing: Packed up and moved to Fantasy Land, where daily rent is the low, low price of her heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears, firstborn child, sanity, and words; lots of them. She’s also been known to spend short bursts of time in the real-life Chicago area with the parents who home schooled her and the two little sisters who keep her humble. When she’s not living the highs and lows of writing, publishing, and all that authorial jazz, she’s probably blogging about it at

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The Swan Prince (Book One of The Wilderhark Tales) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KimberlyAKay More than 1 year ago
"The Swan Prince (Book One of the Winderhark Tales)" by Danielle E. Shipley is a fairytale as endearing as the originals, but with twice as much humor. This quick paced, fast read will both keep you guessing, and smiling. If you like fairytales, this one won't disappoint you. All the well-loved fairytale themes are present (magic, true love, attractive men...), but mixed with memorable characters, and unexpected twists. Sula, the main character, has a voice that will truly enchant you (Yeah, I admit it, I read it all in one night, so sue me!). While Villem and Sigmund will sneak their way into your heart (at least if you're a female. If male, please see Sula's description again). It's easy to read, and fast paced, making it suitable for those of all ages (particularly the young, or young at heart). I'd tell you more about my favorite part, but since that was THE WHOLE THING, you'll just have to get your hands on a copy, and see for yourself why it's so wonderful. :)
EmeraldBarnes More than 1 year ago
The Swan Prince is a fairytale, in the length of a novella, that follows Sula and Sigmund on an adventure to break a curse they’re both under. An unlikely companion joins them as they are both on their way to break the curses they’ve been put under by witches. Sigmund is cursed to turn into a swan at night, while Sula is being chased by a bear. Of course, as with all fairytales the story is never quite what you expect, and Ms. Shipley definitely had me guessing about the truth behind these curses. I was wrong a couple of times. ;) Even though this is a short read, I believe it would’ve taken me no time to read it had it been a full-length novel. The journey was fun, and since I love fairytale retellings, this one is definitely a fun-read. The only problem I saw with the book is that I wanted to see more character-relationship development. It seemed to me that the romance part just happened too quickly, but then again, most fairytales are like that. Well done, I say. The words used were definitely “fairytaleish” in style, and I quite enjoyed that refreshing detail. The Swan Prince is a beautifully-crafted tale in the Wilderhark series that leaves me begging for more. I want to know more and definitely see if this series has a “happily ever after” after all.