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The Dragon Swan Princess (Twisted Ever After) Paperback – October 22, 2019
The Dragon Swan Princess is the second book in the Twisted Ever After series by Tamara Grantham, the award-winning author of more than a dozen books and novellas.
Odette Von Alarissa is a prisoner, her captivity the result of a decades-old war between the dragon shifters and the witches. But there has been a recent change in her ownership. Xaldain Von Rothbart, the traitor responsible for starting the war, is her captor now. A dragon-shifter just like Odette, Xaldain has plans for her that are unimaginable―but with a magical mark on her shoulder that prevents her escape, and the survival of her people hanging in the balance―she has no real choice but to comply.
Drekken Von Fiddlestrum has returned to his homeland to find himself in an unhappy quandary. To save his kingdom, he must marry a noble – yet he has no desire to do so. When he crosses paths with Odette, he agrees to help her. But as their feelings for each other grow, it can only lead to destruction for them both. Drekken must marry for duty, and Odette must consent to Xaldain if she wants her people to survive. True love and obligation collide in this compelling retelling of the classic Swan Princess story.
About the Author
Tamara Grantham was born and raised in Southeast Texas. She comes from a family of writers. She took her first writing class from her uncle Larry Franklin, who worked as an author and literary agent at the time. In 2013, she signed her first contract with former writing mentor, and New York Times-bestselling author, William Bernhardt, to contribute to his Shine series. The novellas are about young girls with unusual abilities. In November 2014, almost four years to the day that she finished her first book, she signed with Crimson Tree Publishing (the adult imprint of Clean Teen Publishing) for her novel Dreamthief.
While she’s not writing, and sometimes while she is, she raises four (soon to be five!) beautiful children, ages one to ten. She lives in Galveston, Texas with her husband and kids, one cat and one dog. Her husband David is her biggest support. For the past ten years he has been in training to become a surgeon. She frequently picks his brain for the sake of her stories, a habit she hopes he’ll forgive.
- Publisher : Clean Teen Publishing (October 22, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 300 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1634223594
- ISBN-13 : 978-1634223591
- Reading age : 13 years and up
- Grade level : 7 - 9
- Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,700,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Odette has been a prisoner of the witches for decades, due to a war between her people and the witches. Temporarily paroled to assist the witches niece, Gothel, she returns to find her captivity has been sold off to Xaldain, the very creature responsible for the war — and ultimately her captivity. His plans for her do not bare repeating.
Drekken must marry royalty to save his people, but when he comes across Odette and learns her fate, he agrees to help her all he can while working on his own plight. But the longer they’re together the closer they get. Both have critical missions to save their people. How can the accomplish this and save each other as well?
5 star read
While this is a fun adventure tale, with a totally original take on the classic fairy tale, I did not enjoy this volume in the new "Twisted Ever After" series nearly as much as I did the first one. Perhaps just because I am not as familiar with the story of Swan Lake as I am with that of Rapunzel. Or maybe because most of this tale was so dready and depressing, with the individual condemned fates of both main players seeing so overwhelmingly unavoidable. Or perchance it could have been the fact that I didn't find Odette and Drekken as compeling of characters as Gothel and Raj had been in their story. I certainly did not like the latter two nearly as much in this tale as I did in their own. In fact, none of the characters really appealled to me that much, with the exception of Kardiya. It seems only fitting that she will be one of the protagonists of the next book in the series. And I am quite looking forward to the tale of her and Rumpel!