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The Soulless Slipper

A Retelling of Persephone and Cinderella

Publisher: Independently Published
Year of Publication: 2023
Book type: Novel | Series
Age: YA (12-18)
Genre: Romance
Sub Genre: Fantasy · Mythical · Mythology · Retelling · Romance · Romantic Fantasy
Language: English
Key Phrases: cinderella · Clean Romance · fairy tale retelling · Greek Mythology · hades · mythology retelling · persephone · the fairmyth chronicles · young adult
Cinderella meets Persephone and Hades.

Priscilla Korinder has been forced to work the fields of Mortalia ever since her mother disappeared when she was nine. Unfortunately for her, Mortalia is plagued with a curse that punishes any being who uses divine magic, leaving Priscilla covered in bruises at the end of each day. Despite her constant injuries, Priscilla’s stepmother is in disbelief that Priscilla could possibly be a divine one. She’s convinced her stepdaughter’s exhaustion is mere laziness…
King Hayden is the lone ruler of Underworth, a kingdom utilized only as a mass graveyard. He typically resides in solitude with his three-toed cat, until one day his peace is disrupted by his eager nephew. Prince Aaron of Olympia has grown infatuated with a nameless maiden in Mortalia and insists Hayden use his divine portal magic to deliver her to him. When he refuses, the prince decides to take matters into his own hands, and lure the girl out with an enchanting ball.
Will Hayden be able to stand by and do nothing as he watches his nephew draw the girl into a trap? He could always try to stop him, but how does one prevent a divine prince from getting what he wants? Hayden could always kidnap her first…

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