The Cold King (Paperback)
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From the author of The Hemlock Bay Series comes a new retelling of an old tale... ... Not every Beast is a prince charming at heart and not every Beauty is a maiden just waiting for love... Calia Thorn has lived her entire life in a small town sheltered by the Cold King's mountain. Working day and night to care for her younger siblings, complete her unending chores and please her selfish, lazy mother has left her with few dreams for her own future. But then even those meager hopes are taken from her when the Cold King comes down from his mountain to demand a new servant. Ungraceful, unladylike, undesired and unwanted by even her own family, Calia is chosen to be sent to the palace. The Cold King has lived for three hundred years under a curse imposed by his own father. With no hope of ever breaking it, he settles for keeping his heart frozen against any pain- or hope. When his new servant arrives, she challenges him in ways no one ever has and sparks fly. But not every Beast is a prince charming at heart and not every beauty is a maiden just waiting for love. Sometimes happily ever after isn't so easy... The Cold King is a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast.