The bonds of love… The bonds of matrimony… The bonds between husband and wife… Let’s face it-some bonds are made to be broken. Here, for the first time ever, are four stories from today’s most provocative authors that take the classic idea of the ‘faerie tale wedding’ and give it a swift kick in the bustle.
Laurell K. Hamilton spins a story of a princess who decides to take her own destiny in hand and rescue a pampered Prince Charming from an evil sorceress in ‘Can he bake a cherry pie?’
A selkie on the run from a century-old marriage arrangement has finally found true love–only to have the darkness from her past return to threaten both her and her dearly beloved in…Yasmine Galenorn’s ‘The shadow of mist.’
Marjorie M. Liu tells the tale of a young princess who escapes betrothal to a warlord by entering a magical forest. But when an evil queen sends her on a quest to ‘The Tangleroot Palace,’ she faces dangers more perilous than marriage.
When a princess refuses her boring betrothed, the king holds a competition to see who will win his daughter’s hand. But in matters of the heart, is a winner truly worthy–or can a loser offer even more in … Sharon Shinn’s ‘The wrong bridegroom’?