When Princess Aliénor of Jerdun left her peaceful island home, she’d hoped for adventure—to see the lonely mountains of the east, smell the sea, taste the wind of the deserts. Instead, her cruel husband has kept her confined in a protective bubble and set his pet witch to controlling Aliénor with spells. Instead of stretching her horizons, Aliénor’s world has shrunk to the stuffy wooden trap of her traveling wagon.
King Thomas of Lyond set out on the same road east hoping to reclaim his colonies and forget a tragic loss. Instead his men are slaughtered, and he barely escapes with his life. Aliénor’s party finds him half-dead on the road, and the two groups merge for safety’s sake in the perilous wilderness.
Thomas is older than Aliénor, jaded, weary, but the beautiful princess kindles a light inside him, a hope he hasn’t felt since the death of his wife many years ago. It breaks his heart Aliénor belongs to another man. And an unworthy one at that.
When another brutal ambush on the road leaves Aliénor a widow, she and Thomas decide to band together. Scrambling to survive, they must fight their inconvenient attraction to each other.
But more than the enemy army dogs their steps. With her master dead, the cunning witch sets her sights on King Thomas, hatching a plan to make herself his queen and brewing a dark curse to take care of Aliénor…
ENCHANTING THE KING is inspired by the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. This book is part of THE BEAUTY’S BEAST FANTASY SERIES, a set of adventurous and romantic stories inspired by classic fairy tales and folklore. All books in this series take place in the same world of true love and grand fantasy adventures. You can read them back to back, or as individual, stand-alone books.
Books in The Beauty's Beast Fantasy Series:
Enchanting the King
The Beauty's Beast
The Changeling Child