Less Than Charming: A Novel by Rebecca A. DemarestLess Than Charming: A Novel by Rebecca A. Demarest

Less Than Charming: A Novel

byRebecca A. Demarest

Hardcover | May 16, 2016

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A second novel, LESS THAN CHARMING tells the story of a world beyond a veil in which all of the characters writers have ever created are alive and living in their own society. As writers in the other—human world—constantly write new characters into existence, those characters emerge into this mirror world. A hierarchy evolves as every retelling of existing characters is layered onto the original, adding to and changing their personality, knowledge base, and sometimes their emotional stability. Prince Charming conspires to rule the society of characters, which includes every protagonist and foil you’ve ever found in a story or a book, and the prince is not as charming as you first imagine.
One character sands in the Prince’s way—Princess Sophia from Grimm’s lesser known “12 Dancing Princesses.” She’s stable—mostly—but Prince Charming is most definitely not. The good Storyteller and the First Character have tasked Sophia with stopping the Prince from destroying their world, and, by extension, ours. 
 Rebecca A. Demarest is an author, award-winning book designer, and technical illustrator living in Seattle, WA with her husband, Jason, and their dog-like cat named Cat. When she isn’t writing or making books and flowcharts pretty, Rebecca can be found crafting, working on her indoor forest, climbing, hiking, and generally loving bein...
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Title:Less Than Charming: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:May 16, 2016Publisher:Parkhurst Brothers Publishers IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:162491070X

ISBN - 13:9781624910708

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"Less Than Charming is a totally original take on the world of storytelling. The characters are both fresh and familiar, and their story is compelling. This was a fun and unpredictable adventure in a creatively imagined world. I can't wait to see what happens to Sophie and Jack in their next adventure."