Damsel by Elana K. Arnold may initially sound like an old-fashioned fairy tale, but this feminist story is anything but a traditional happily-ever-after.
Generation after generation, the kingdom of Harding has followed the same tradition: when the king dies, his heir must venture out into the Gray Lands, slay a dragon, and rescue its captive damsel.
When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, she has no memory of her life before the rescue. All she knows is what he’s told her—that he’s saved her life and that now she belongs to him forever. A romantic happy ever after… or something else entirely?
What seems like a fantasy soon becomes a nightmare as Ama arrives at the castle, surrounded by watching eyes, and begins to feel the walls closing in. The wedding night looms ever nearer, and Ama must search within and all around to uncover the secrets behind the legend of dragons and damsels.
In this exclusive excerpt, the damsel wakes up in the arms of the prince… with no memory of what has happened to her.