SHADOW OF THE PRINCE
A prince, a witch, and a wolf are tied together by the sins of their parents. Can they break free of the secrets that bind them, or will the Kingdom of Eidas forever be under a terrible curse?
Dalia Leary, the eighteen-year-old daughter of an outcast Seer and a downtrodden merchant, lives in a city steeped in lore and magic, where the gods rule the seasons and the noble half-bloods rule the people. The kingdom of Eidas is down on its luck, facing mass starvation and economic failure from prolonged droughts. Dal’s mother seems certain that there is a strange, simple solution to both their problems and those of Eidas’. Dal just has to marry the Prince of Eidas, Prince Tullvomm. Easy, right?
Of course not. The Prince is nearly ten years her senior and engaged to be married to the beautiful Princess of the East. She is nothing more besides a common girl from Bridgewater Avenue. Besides the obvious issues of his princess fiancée and her very non-noble birth, there’s one other minor problem – Prince Tullvomm is never seen without his pitch-black wolf at his side – his beastly protector.
The more Dal tries to get close to the Prince, the more the ghastly wolf seems to always get in the way. Dal realizes that to get access to the Prince she must either befriend the beast or slay him, and though part dog he may be, the beast doesn’t seem the type to lie down and roll over.
In fact, the more time Dal spends around the creature, the less sure she is that he is a dog at all.