Book Blurb: In Twelve Days Of Faery, 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.
Review: In this modern fairy type tale, the stakes are high in breaking the curse afflicting King Markon’s son. The young Prince is destined to be without a wife or given the possibility of having an heir. I found the King’s dilemma in falling for the enchantress who is to pledged to marry his son, an original take. The story is told through his view.
The characters were intriguing and the drama wonderful. The action within the castle walls and in the faerie realm made the mystery all that more enticing. This is a splendid short read, especially for young adults. As part of a trilogy, which I have already purchased, I am looking forward to the other two stories.