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A magical retelling of Rumpelstiltskin that gives the miller’s daughter of the original fairy tale a life, a purpose, and, most importantly, a name. Names, after all, are always powerful.
If Nor can’t spin gold, she can always spin lies.
When seventeen-year-old Nor rescues a captured faerie in the woods, he gifts her with a magical golden thread she can use to summon him for a favor. Instead, Nor uses it for a con—to convince villagers to buy straw that can be transformed into gold. Her trick works a little too well, attracting the suspicion of Prince Casper, who hates nobody more than a liar. Intent on punishing Nor, he demands that she spin a room of straw into gold and as her reward, he will marry her. Should she refuse or fail, the consequences will be dire. Desperate for help, Nor summons the faerie’s aid, launching a complicated dance as she must navigate between her growing feelings for both the prince and faerie boy and who she herself wishes to become.
“June shines in this retelling of Rumpelstiltskin . . . with memorable characters that will appeal to a broad range of fantasy readers. ” —School Library Journal
“A fresh and engaging take on the story of Rumpelstiltskin . . . You won't be able to put this down!” —Jenna Busch, contributing author to Star Wars Psychology and the PsychGeeks book series