King Markon of Montalier is at the end of his tether. His son, Prince Parrin, is afflicted with a rather nasty curse that slaughters, maims, or brutally attacks any woman with whom he so much as flirts. After the rumour that sweeps around the kingdom, promising that any woman breaking the ‘curse’ will be eligible to marry the prince, there is no shortage of willing volunteers. Unfortunately, there is also no shortage of bodies piling up.
Markon needs to do something, but what? Can a visiting enchantress from Avernse help, or is she simply another accident waiting to happen? And will Markon be able to give her up to his son if she does break the curse?
Twelve Days of Faery is the first novella in the Shards Of A Broken Sword novella trilogy.
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About the Author
W.R. Gingell is a Tasmanian author who loves reading, bacon, and slouching in front of the fire to write.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This set of 3 books was so compelling. I was disappointed the 2nd one wasn't a continuation , but WAIT for the third book. They all come together, dramatically. I shed tears with the princess and her Fae, laughed at the antics of Carmine & Fancy, and the love. Thank for a sweet tale. I loved it. Sandi/MT
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I loved this book and not just because the author spells “faery” the same way as me. I lost count of how many times I busted out laughing because of the snark and sarcasm. Markon is a wonderful narrator who manages to be both sympathetic and entertaining. It was wonderful to have a fresh slant to the “cursed prince” archetype and the author made it amazingly new. Things like the repeated pie-related proverbs were particularly funny. The plot: I read this in two sittings with one brief break for lunch. In case you hadn’t guessed, I was hooked. A clean, fun slant to fairytale retellings, the story sweeps you along like an undercurrent. I was impressed with the degree and skill of the character development the author wove in during the (implied) timeline of only twelve days. The characters: Oh, Markon was adorable. Despite being king, he gets flustered and indignant (mostly internally). When he tries to be flirty, there’s this sweetness and boyishness to it that earns all the
If you like the Fey and a bit of intrigue, you will probably enjoy this book. I'm sorry that the second book isn't about the same characters.