Twelve Dancing Princesses
One will marry a prince … if she can survive the ball.
Book Two: The Castoff Princesses
Unwanted. Unimportant. Underestimated.
Two princesses discarded by their own kingdoms and forced into the perilous contest to marry Crown Prince Theodor of Aldforth.
(Former) Princess Eira of Nordmark has one goal: to win Prince Theodor’s hand and bring peace to the Blessed Kingdoms. To prove her worth, she must fulfill King Wulfric’s quest to kill a monster bear. So what if no one believes she can do it? She only needs one shot with her bow. Not a problem. As long as her unwelcome partner, Princess Doom and Gloom, doesn’t get in her way.
Princess Marjani of Almasa has been sent to Aldforth to avenge her brother’s murder. The prince who killed him may be dead, but that won’t prevent Marjani from exacting her vengeance, regardless of the consequences. Killing County Saebern’s enchanted bear is just the opportunity she needs to earn a place alongside her target—and she’s not about to let that Nordish witch interfere with her plans.
One wants to marry the prince. One wants to end him.
Together they might become legends—if they don’t kill each other first.
Book One: The Blacksmith Princess
“I am the fraudulent princess. Everyone knows it. I’m the one who doesn’t belong here.”
— Princess Jaclyn (Jax) of Venia
The Fairy Tale …
When the crown prince of Aldforth is killed by a manticore, King Wulfric invites twelve eligible princesses to a ball where he will choose a bride for his surviving son.
The Reality …
King Wulfric is more dangerous than any mythical monster, and when the princesses find themselves trapped in a cursed fortress far from home, they don’t have the luxury of waiting for a prince to rescue them.
The Blacksmith Princess …
Jax was never meant to be a princess. The bastard child of the queen of Venia, daughter of a blacksmith, she’s determined to make a place for herself in her small village. But when Wulfric demands her attendance at his ball, she must leave behind all she has ever known to protect her family and her kingdom.
With nothing but her hammer, her wits and a talent for disruption, will Jax be able to survive court intrigue, dangerous rivals, and an angry giant king to rescue the boy she loves, save the Blessed Kingdoms from war—and figure out where she really belongs?