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The Kingdom of Soron is known for many things, its rolling landscape, haunting history, fiery sunsets, and its beautiful princess. Princess Madeline woke on her sixteenth birthday to realize that her future had been planned out, a life full of privilege, royalty, and boredom… a life with a husband and knight champion that she did not choose. Using her charm, strength and stubbornness, she defies the King at every turn, determined to keep her freedom on her terms.
Freedom quickly turns to disaster as she finds herself seized by a group of wandering bandits. With the kingdom in turmoil over her capture; her Knight Champion eager to prove himself, a group of dedicated suitors determined to win her hand, and a group of exiled wizards join forces in the hunt to rescue her. Follow Princess Madeline in this adventure full of twists and turns as she tries to find her freedom and answers to her questions about life and love.
The Escape of Princess Madeline is a fun, fast paced story with elements of magic, adventure and romance that invest your heart and mind around the characters.
This sounds like a fun Young Adult novel, and I think that even though it is about a princess, young men will find it interesting as well…I mean, Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) was pretty bad ass, right? Oh, and say whatever you want, I think Kristen Stewart is both beautiful and a stupendous actress, but I digress…and instead give you an excerpt from The Escape of Princess Madeline:
Royal balls captured the heart of everyone in Soron. Everyone’s but Madeline’s. The years of duty, hiding behind poise and manners, wore on her. As she looked at her new gown, and felt the smooth fabric over her skin, she thought this year might be different. New visions played in her mind.
“I hardly think anyone will pay me too much attention,” she said.
Her father gave her a mischievous smile and wink. “Of course they will. This is more than our annual summer ball. Tonight, the ball is on your honor, for your future betrothal.”
Princess Madeline’s mouth dropped open. The playful smile on her father’s face contradicted every emotion running through her.
“What?” she whispered, hoping she had heard wrong. She sat down, and clutched a floral pillow to her stomach. Anger and confusion boiled within. Her head shook with disbelief. “It can’t be time for that already.”
Her father raised his eyebrows, surprised at her reaction. “It’s your sixteenth birthday, my dear. It is time, and furthermore, it’s your duty.”
She threw the pillow at her father, and bit her lower lip at his scowl. “I’m not ready to be married. What about Braden instead? He’ll happily do his duty,” she said defiantly, refusing to meet his eyes.
“Young lady, do not scoff at the importance of duty. This is not about you.”
“Not about me? You’re talking about my future, my marriage!”
He tightened his jaw and handed her back her pillow. “I am talking about the future of Soron, and peace within the territories. It is our duty to continue our traditions, at whatever cost. We provide the structure, routines, and leadership for the kingdom. That comes with expectations for all of us.” He gave her a pointed look.
“Now, I don’t want to hear any more pouting.”
“I won’t marry them,” she mumbled.
“Yes, daughter, you will. All these men come from royal backgrounds, and marrying you is a high honor. You are of marrying age, and will carry out your duties. That is final,” he said, walking out the door.
I think it sounds promising. Make your own decision. All the best to guys. You’ve been great.