There once was a beautiful princess, afflicted with a terrible curse. There once was a handsome prince, destined to break the curse.
Hey wait, this sounds familiar. . .
When the beautiful Princess Aurora was a baby, her parents brought the whole kingdom together to celebrate. Three gracious fairies attended, giving her wonderful gifts, as did the evil Maleficent.
No, seriously, I've heard this story.
But the fairy godmothers didn't care about the princess; all they wanted was to impress the king. The final gift they granted was crippling obedience. Maleficent twisted their gift, changing it so that if Aurora pricked herself on a briar rose the obedience curse would be lifted.
Oh. Wait, what? That's not how the story goes.
Briar Rose from Award winning, fantasy author Lila Dubois is an adult fairy tale that will keep you turning the pages. Discover who wins the heart of a princess in a new twist on an old favorite.
Aurora lived the first eleven years of her life as the perfect obedient princess until one day the teenage Prince Phillip gave her a mangy briar rose.
Freed from her obedience, Aurora ran wild, sneaking into the woods and going by the name Rose. One day she met a very handsome hunter, named Hawk, who has a secret of his own. They fall in to bed, and then in love, but keep their secrets, and when Aurora returns to her father's castle to tell him about Hawk and to renounce her royal status, things go terribly wrong.
This medieval, adult fairy tale contains fairy godmothers, princes, princesses, kings, and queens, along with some not so nice fairy tale villains. Briar Rose is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
(2010) Liquid Silver Books
Good...but felt unfinished
The story was amazing, I love this twist in the classic fairytale. They story just felt unfinished, so many questions left us answered. Why was maleficent shunned? And why is she so intent on revenge on the kingdom? Why was Stephen so furious that Aurora reminded him if his brother? Why was he so cruel? Why did auroras mother never step in when he treated her so cruelly? And most of all what happened to king had an amazing concept but should have finished the story. I loved it but now I am just frustrated that I don’t know how it finishes.