A Cosmic Fairy Tale Collection
Bethany Maines, Karen Harris Tully and J. M. Phillippe collaborate to bring you a sci-fi anthology like no other. Featuring three novellas inspired by Mulan, Thumbelina, and Sleeping Beauty, all set in space, this collection reimagines fairy tales for a new age—the future.
When Stars Take Flight – (Thumbelina) by Bethany Maines – Alliance Ambassador Lina Tum-Bel knows she’s up against a galaxy full of trouble as she attempts to rebuild the Interstellar Alliance, but she never thought a simple mission to reconnect with the space bases of Nebula Six would have her fleeing for her life with an army behind her. Kidnapped by the To’Andans, tortured by the Moliter, and rescued by Sparrow Pandion—the spy who hides a secret pain—Lina must battle for her freedom, her survival and her heart. Her training says that she can’t trust her handsome rescuer, but her telepathic gift says there is no one she can trust more. Maybe together, she and Sparrow can learn to fly.
Soldier, Princess, Rebel Spy – (Mulan) by Karen Harris Tully – Ruled by the Royals from their distant moon, colony planet Lyric labors under the burden of outrageous tithes and a deadly plague. Rebel soldier, Wei Meilin experienced both struggles first-hand when, unable to pay the tithe and purchase the cure, her family was destroyed by the plague. Meilin survived, but not without receiving a powerful plague “gift” all her own. Now she’s out for revenge and to dethrone cruel Empress Ming-Zhu. But when Meilin infiltrates the gilded moon palace disguised as a bride candidate for annoyingly handsome Prince Cormorin, she discovers that he may not be the monster she thinks, and the Rebels may be aligned with a force that will end them all.
Aurora One – (Sleeping Beauty) by J.M. Phillippe – Chavri Aisling should have died on her naming day. Instead, after being poisoned during an assassination attempt, she lives her life hiding behind masks, veils, and force-fields, never able to share the same air as anyone else. But the princess of Moarga Province is determined not to let her illness stop her from finding the one thing her planet desperately needs—metal that can be used to make more space ships so that her people can find the other lost colonies of Earth. Her search takes her into an unexplored corner of her solar system where a terrifying discovery leaves her frozen. Resuscitated by the least-likely prince over three generations later, Chavri has one chance to save what’s left of Moarga from invasion, and the love of her life from a fate worse than death.
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