Thorn is on sale for 99 cents today through Monday! It’s a long weekend after all, and what do people do on long weekends other than read more? (Don’t answer that–I’m just going to happily go on living in my little bookish bubble.)
Thorn is a Grimm-inspired tale of betrayal and magic, with over 1,100 five-star ratings on Goodreads. This lyrical retelling of “The Goose Girl” has been compared to stories by Mercedes Lackey and Robin McKinley. It’s also my debut, and was the book in which I started wrestling with building diverse worlds while telling the stories I wanted to tell. (I’d written seven or eight other as-yet unpublished manuscripts.) It’s both a Germanic fairy tale and something else altogether.
If you haven’t read it before, I hope you enjoy it! …And if you’ve already read it, now’s a great time to share it with family and friends! 😉
For Princess Alyrra, choice is a luxury she’s never had … until she’s betrayed.
Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family’s cruelty and the court’s contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra embarks on a journey to meet her betrothed with little hope for a better future.
But powerful men have powerful enemies—and now, so does Alyrra. Betrayed during a magical attack, her identity is switched with another woman’s, giving Alyrra the first choice she’s ever had: to start a new life for herself or fight for a prince she’s never met. But Alyrra soon finds that Prince Kestrin is not at all what she expected. While walking away will cost Kestrin his life, returning to the court may cost Alyrra her own. As Alyrra is coming to realize, sometime the hardest choice means learning to trust herself.
Thank you all so much for reading!