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As Princess Rose celebrates her thirteenth birthday in the kingdom of Ametheria, a mysterious map appears. Little does the princess know, but this map will begin the start of a quest that will take her across many wondrous lands and, along the way, encounter many magical creatures from mermaids to trolls to even a talking kitten (but no dragons; everyone knows dragons don't exist). With her loyal friend and stable boy, Joseph, and her prized horse, Wisher, Rose will find herself facing perilous dangers in enchanted brier thickets and aboard pirate ships and challenging puzzles all so she may obtain the object of her quest: her golden coronation gown and, with it, the future prosperity of her kingdom.
A novel from authors Jennifer & Daniel Frazier, Princess Rose and the Quest of the Golden Gown is a story that centers on a strong, heroic girl that breaks away from typical princess story tropes. This sweeping tale of adventure, fun and fantasy that will be enjoyed by all readers. Don't wait! Join the quest today!
On the eve of her 13th birthday, Princess Rose of Ametheria is forced to embark upon a three-year quest. Rose senses something is amiss at her birthday banquet when a mysterious map appears in her pile of presents, but things escalate quickly when drinking a suspicious-tasting bedtime tea results in Rose awakening in an empty commoner's cottage, only accompanied by her trustworthy stable boy Joseph, who does not know much more about the situation than she does. With the support of Joseph and her loyal steed Wisher, Rose, now an incognito princess, traverses various terrains, from the mountains to the desert to beneath the oceans, in a race to collect the components of her prophesied golden coronation gown. Alongside traditional fairy tale characters, settings, and missions, Rose's emotional connection to her mother, the Queen, and her newfound friends-slash-travel companions feels genuine. Daniel Frazier adds simple b&w chapter heading illustrations, and storybook prose favorably features stories within a story. A reliance on tropes chafes, but characters including a frightened troll, mermaid raconteurs, and unpredictable goats keep the pages turning in the Fraziers' energetic debut. Ages 8 12. (Self-published)\n