Brave paladin. Royal princess. Fierce dragon. Simple. Being all three at once? Way too complicated.
Paladin Snillek's mother was human and ruled a planet. That's about the extent of her knowledge since they didn't see each other much. When her mom dies in a freak accident, her father tells Snillek she's inherited the title, and she has to learn how to pass as the mostly human Princess Siel for a planet she never thought about much. The dresses alone are horrifying and the courtiers aggravating.
In a moment of frustrated rage, Snillek's princess persona slips and frightened palace staff misinterpret what they see. Now Paladin Snillek has been called upon to rescue Princess Siel…from herself.
Gruyere wants desperately to journey into the wilds of Tarribotia, but it's too dangerous to go alone and so far, everyone's laughed at her for suggesting it. When she spots a Dzedek paladin sulking in a tavern, she offers her services, hoping to pass herself off as a rogue guide.
Two women with secrets and possibly opposing goals head out into the hinterlands of a planet neither one of them knows well. They might both make it back by Winterfest if nothing eats them first.
This book contains one out-of-her-element paladin, the perils of academia, deadly cake, and unconventional dragons.
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Tropes: Aliens Among Us, Cross-Species Friendships, Interspecies Romance, Interstellar Travel, Secret Royalty, Space is Full
Word Count: 45500
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters