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The Curse And The Quest
Allegra doesn’t want to wear a crown, doesn’t want to be married at sixteen.
in some worlds birth is fate. Unless a curse intervenes.
the day of her wedding, Allegra discovers the kingdom’s best-kept secret. As a
baby, she had been cursed by Marginal, the doyenne of all evil fairies, to
engage in a quirky quest. She must roam the world searching for herself. And
she can find herself only by losing herself.
So Her Royal Highness Allegra turns into Allie the
vagabond. Spooky, a were-dog with an attitude, is her sole companion. She
becomes an undesirable alien in the land of a xenophobic king, plays
knight-errant to a handsome prince-in-distress and tumbles into a witch-hunt.
She discovers love, witnesses a book-pyre and roams the skies in the company of
Brunelles, a chic dragon in a fancy hat. Each encounter broadens her horizons
and deepens her understanding of herself and her world. She learns to think on
her feet, see beyond the first look, question the obvious and trudge ahead even
with a broken heart.
Lost in a primeval desert, with
Spooky consumed by a mysterious illness, Allie is confronted with an impossible
choice. She has come to love his life of danger and adventure. But to save her
beloved were-dog, she must sacrifice her freedom and return to being a
miserable misfit in a gilded cage.