Everyone knows a girl locked in a tower is supposed to wait for a prince—but that isn't the destiny this girl has in mind.
Esme's life has been filled with secrets. Her mother says she's destined to be a queen, but she won't say when. Or how. Or who Esme's father is.
When Esme is imprisoned by the evil fairy godmother, she only has more questions. Who is the young man guarding her? Why is he so interested in her father's identity? And can she convince him to help her escape before she's forced to marry whichever self-absorbed prince with a hero complex turns up to rescue her?
Since his father's murder, Rory's life has depended on keeping his identity secret. Working for the fairy godmother seems like a fair trade for his safety, until he's sent to kidnap a girl who wears his family ring, a girl his father's ghost is suspiciously quiet about.
Unraveling their connection might do more than save them both from the fairy godmother. It might save the fate of an entire queendom.
But can Esme achieve her destiny when Rory's trying to avoid his own?
The Rogue and the Peasant is a fun, fairytale adventure that blends Hamlet with Rapunzel to make something completely new.