Based on the classic fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast," "Cruel
Beauty" is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and
their power to change our destiny.
Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her
kingdom all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And
since birth, she has been in training to kill him.
With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family
for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to
escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons
everything she s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal
Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and
break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.
But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely
charming lord beguiles her, and his castle a shifting maze of
magical rooms enthralls her.
As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering
Ignifex s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even
if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she
refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide
what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she
was never supposed to love.