A romantic reimagining of the classic Cinderella fairy tale,
Gilded Ashes is a novella by Rosamund Hodge set in the
same world as her debut novel, Cruel Beauty.
Maia doesn't see the point of love when it only brings people
pain: her dead mother haunts anyone who hurts Maia, and her
stepsisters are desperate for their mother's approval, even though
she despises them. Meanwhile, Anax, heir to the Duke of Sardis,
doesn't believe in love either-not since he discovered that his
childhood sweetheart was only using him for his noble title. But
when Maia's and Anax's paths cross before the royal ball, they
discover that love might not be the curse they once thought. And it
might even be the one thing that can save them both.
Fantasy fans who love Kristin Cashore and Rae Carson will find
everything they're looking for in this extraordinary and romantic
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