Prince Julian Stoneshire, heir to the throne of a powerful kingdom, has spent his entire life taking all that he has and all those around him for granted. His disagreeable behavior attracts the attention of a powerful sorceress, and, as women have borne the brunt of his ill-treatment, she decides to teach him a lesson by making him take a walk in their shoes—quite literally. Transformed by a powerful curse, the newly-christened “Juliane” must leave all he has ever known behind and journey to obtain the cure that will restore him to his male form. Accompanied by the sorceress’s daughter Liliana, a capable warrior who has taken pity upon him, he must face terrifying monsters, treacherous magic-users, and legendary creatures both friendly and hostile—all while fending off calculating would-be paramours and trying to decipher his unexpected feelings for his traveling companion—in order to be restored to his “true form.” Juliane’s journey might teach him more than just how to be a wiser, kinder Juliane—it might show him that there is more to him (her?) than (s)he had ever imagined.
A Reader’s Favorite 5-Star reviewed book! The novel boasts a clever plot full of unexpected twists. Sara Gravatt-Wimsatt’s masterful storytelling takes us on an unforgettable expedition through enchanted forests teeming with folkloric creatures, misguiding fairies, and wicked sorceresses… At the same time, the author explores the sexualities and true identities of the characters… In this wholesome read, everyone respects everyone’s wishes and accepts their choices without judgment. Prince(ss): A Fair(l)y (Odd) Tale thus conveys a profound message to readers – we should embrace our true selves without paying heed to societal norms. –Shrabastee Chakraborty