"Fear, it seemed, lasted only so long before running dry. If the faerie witch was going to curse them, why didn’t she get on with it? Keeping them waiting was bad manners, like hovering on someone’s threshold and never entering in."
Bronwen has never even dreamt of making her presentation to the king, despite her being of age and the daughter of a late nobleman. Left lame from a childhood illness, she was destined to live the rest of her life with her mother, amongst those in town who would barely look at her. That is, until the faerie witch comes with an unexpected surprise. Shoes that cure her legs while worn and a whole new world is opened up to her. Traveling with new friends to the city seems to be the highlight of wonderful experiences, until she catches the eye of the prince. Hiding the truth can be difficult, especially when the prince's own bodyguard is someone who knew her for who she really was, if he remembers. When lies pile on lies, can Bronwen keep her head, and her heart, safe?
My Opinion: This was a wonderful tale of hope, magic, and love. The author has an excellent grasp of history and lore that weaves a wonderfully realistic tale. The characters, though few, were rich and believable. The ups and downs of love tugged at your heart and made the most believable love-triangle plot I've ever read. The romance was both sweet and epic and I loved every minute of it. The side characters were wonderful as well and I dearly hope they each have their own stories as well. I would definitely recommend you get as swept up in this story as I did.