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The Unhandsome Prince - cover

The Unhandsome Prince

John Moore

Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency

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Summary

The author of Slay and Rescue turns the romantic fairy tale of the Frog Prince on its head in this comic fantasy adventure. 
 
Caroline’s plan to live happily ever after has hit a snag. She’s spent months mapping the swamp, building tadpole nets, and kissing every wriggling frog she could get her hands on, and one has finally turned into a prince. Unfortunately, Prince Hal is not, as promised in the fairy tales, particularly handsome. In fact, he’s kind of dorky-looking. 
 
Hal himself isn’t very eager to marry a girl so obsessed with appearances, but he finds that a lot of people have a stake in his impending nuptials—including a sorceress in training, an irritating dwarf, and Hal’s own royal family, who seem to have misplaced large portions of the treasury. But the biggest reason for him to marry Caroline, true love be darned, is that if he doesn’t, it’s back to the lily pads for him—permanently . . . 
 
Praise for The Unhandsome Prince 
 
“Moore has a twisted take on fairytale cliches, which makes his work fun, unpredictable and a light-hearted read. The characters may seem like fairytale archetypes but they transcend the genre, coming close to broad winks at the reader without going over the line, even as the story accelerates steadily toward a satisfying (and, naturally, romantic) conclusion.” —SFRevu  
 
“The plotting is solid, the pacing is pitch-perfect, and the heroes even more warm and likeable than they were in Heroics for Beginners.” —SF Reviews 
 
“In this clever twist on the old fairy tale, Moore combines elements of The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, and Rumpelstiltskin into a fresh, modern whole.” —RT Book Reviews
Available since: 11/12/2019.
Print length: 210 pages.

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