Cursed to sleep until true love’s kiss…
Briar Rose, a clever peasant girl, feels only pity for the mythical Princess Rosalinda–the hidden princess who was cursed to prick her finger on a spindle and fall asleep until true love’s kiss awakens here. But Briar’s worst nightmares become reality when she learns she is the secret princess, and Isaia, her childhood friend, is really a Magic Knight sworn to protect her.
Briar reluctantly embraces her new life as princess, and is reunited with her mother, father, and her grandfather–the king. Unfortunately Carabosso, the mage who cursed her as a baby, has returned to the country and plunders the countryside. The king refuses to disperse the Magic Knights to protect the people, and instead orders them to stay in the capital to protect Briar. But Briar is not the demure princess her family desires, and she vows to protect her people if her parents and grandfather will not.
Will the curse consume Briar, or–with help from Isaia–can she beat the foul mage at his own game?
- The Authors
- Sleeping Beauty: The Original Story
- Morals and Themes
- Writing Sleeping Beauty
- Short Story: The Third Knight