A fairy-tale infused historical novel for adults set in the late 18 th century, moving
between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror’ of the French Revolution, and
inspired by the true story of a quest for a blood-red rose.
The novel will draw upon ‘The Blue Rose,’ a fairy tale set in China about a quest for
an impossible rose.
Zedrin is a starkin lord and heir to the Castle of Estelliana.
Merry is a hearthkin boy, the son of the rebel leader.
Liliana is a wildkin girl, with uncanny magical powers.
Time-honoured enemies, these three must journey together on a secret mission to rescue a wildkin princess kept captive in a crystal tower. Princess Rozalina is not only imprisoned, but also muzzled. She has the power to enchant with words – she can conjure up a plague of rats or wish the dead out of their graves. When she casts a curse, it has such power it will change her world forever.
The Wildkin's Curse is a book about the power of stories to set us free.