If Ascot wants a Happy Ending, she’ll have to write it herself.
In the gloomy mountains of Shadowvale, Ascot Abberdorf is expected to marry a lugubrious Count and settle down to a quiet life terrorizing the villagers. Instead, armed with a book of fairy tales, her faithful bat-winged cat, and whatever silverware she can pinch, Ascot heads east, to the mysterious Daylands, where her book promises she can find True Love and Happily Ever After, if she only follows her heart.
Determined to win the hand of Prince Parvanel, Ascot storms the Kingdom of Albright. With the book’s guidance, she’s confident she’ll overcome any obstacles the imperious Queen Bettina Anna throws in her way, be they witches, evil stepmothers, or Big Bad Wolves.
Unfortunately, the book doesn’t cover reluctant princes, wolves who read Dostoyesvsky instead of blowing down houses, or a guild of Godmothers whose motivations may not be as pure as three drops of blood on a sweep of snow. Most annoying of all is the captain of the guard who swears he’ll see the moon fall before she weds Prince Parvanel.
There are stories . . . and then there are stories, and if this parade of shifty shenanigans continues, Ascot might have to rewrite her own tale lest she end most Unhappily Ever After!
Review: What would you do to find you HEA? A.E. Decker gave me a delightful adventure into a new world alongside Ascot who just happened to be in search of her HEA. This is a story that is perfectly written for anyone who loves fairy tales and happy ever after’s. But as Ms. Decker shows us as perfect as we want that fairy tale to be or that happy ever after sometimes that just isn’t realistic and Ascot soon learns this.
Ascot and her bat winged cat Moony go in search of Prince Charming. But in a world filled with princesses Ascot soon learns that there is a competition among the princesses to win the prince over. Along the way Ascot adopts Rags n Bones a homeless man, who will do anything for an avocado, and a talking wolf. She also carries a book of fairy tales to use as her guide book. As she travels in this magical place and collects her off beat friends I found that this was actually very believable and realistic. Ascot in her own quirky way was not only charming and fun loving but strong and determined. As she looks to her fairy tale book to guide her on her adventures she soon learned that things don’t always end up as you want them to. They didn’t work the way that the book wanted them to either.
I loved the offbeat quirkiness of Ascot and her friends. They were actually realistic. The story itself was easy to read and moved along at a nice pace. I found this to be a very entertaining story full of plenty of twists to keep me involved.
I can’t wait for to read the next story.