By Robin McKinley
The tale of Princess Lissar, who flees her father's wrath and is granted an unforeseen new life
Princess Lissla Lissar is the one baby of the king and his queen, who used to be the main attractive lady in seven kingdoms. everybody enjoyed the luxurious king and his matchless queen loads that not anyone had any realization to spare for the princess, who grew up in seclusion, hearing the stories her nursemaid instructed approximately her fantastic parents.
But the queen takes sick of a mysterious losing ailment and on her deathbed extracts an odd promise from her husband: "I wish you to vow me . . . you'll only marry anyone as attractive as I was."
The king is loopy with grief at her loss, and gradual to regain either his wits and his power. yet on Lissar's 17th birthday, years after the queen's dying, there's a grand ball, and everybody current seems on the princess in astonishment and whispers to their buddies, How like her mom she is!
On the day after the ball, the king pronounces that he's to marry again—and that his bride is the princess Lissla Lissar, his personal daughter.
Lissar, bodily damaged, part mad, and terrified, flees her father's lust together with her one unswerving pal, her sighthound, Ash. it's the starting of iciness as they trip into the mountains—and at the evening while it starts off to snow, they discover a tiny, abandoned cabin with the makings of a fireplace ready-laid within the hearth.
Thus starts Lissar's lengthy, profound, and significant trip clear of treachery and ache and horror, to belief and love and therapeutic.
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