Another Princess is moving in…
From the Author’s Desk: If my character, Petrella could sing, this would be her anthem…”Still That Girl” by Britt Nicole.
This unique fairy tale interweaves themes similar to The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Tangled, Sleeping Beauty, and Noah’s Ark. It is meant to be enjoyed by all readers young at heart, but especially those of middle school age – ages 8 to 13 years of age.
Petrella, the Gillian Princess can be used as a discussion piece on the importance of making solid, moral decision, and understanding the consequences that result from those decisions, as well as an effective teaching tool to help explain all the elements that go into making a story…a story.
You can read it with your child, or they can read it to themselves. Below is a synopsis of the story…
Can a courageous young princess escape a world consumed by power, to follow her heart in search of true love?
The year is 2041 A.D. Yemell, the new world, is divided by land and sea and governed by kings; separated into kingdoms with strict laws in place to help maintain order. There are humans on land and a newly evolved ocean-bound species, the Gillians.
Princess Petrella is a gentle Gillian female. An admirer of all sea creatures, she is enchanted by romance, and longs to fall deeply in love with that special Gillian male. Instead, she becomes smitten with a Human named Finerd. Relations with humans are forbidden on Yemell.
Her father, Hermas, the Gillian king of the Anglon Kingdom, has ruled his kingdom with an iron fist for over thirty years. Alas, Anglon is in dire straits. Rebels are overthrowing neighboring kingdoms and the king’s health is quickly failing. Hermas has no living male heir. To remain powerful, King Hermas must ensure that his only child, Princess Petrella, marries a wealthier Gillian prince from another kingdom. But, the young princess can’t tame her feelings, and neither can Finerd.
Will Petrella pursue this dangerous affair, defying her father’s mandate and put their kingdom at risk?
***Just for you***An excerpt of the first few pages of the story. Click here.