No one hates Snow White more than her younger half sister, Rosavere.
Not since a star broke the world a thousand years ago and cursed humans with
Grand Banes—powers never meant to be theirs—has there been a more traitorous
tale. Snow murdered their father and was executed for her crime by Queen
Estelle. But Rose’s world is shattered when an ageless Snow reappears eleven
years later and tries to assassinate the Queen.
After a mysterious golden bear aids Snow’s escape, Rose vows revenge on
the ghost that still haunts her family. She hunts Snow across Albemar only to
fall into the hands of a far more dangerous creature—Jack, a young man from a
race of elves long thought extinct. Claiming the Queen enslaves elven children
to create youth elixirs, Jack resolves to trade Rose’s life to Snow to save the
last of his kind.
Both loyalty and vengeance waver when Rose discovers that a mirror
forged from the Starfall may have warped Queen Estelle into a cunning monster.
She must decide where her true allegiance lies . . . with the mother she’s
loved all her life, or the enigmatic half sister she barely knows. The closer
Rose gets to the mirror, the more she realizes that generations of her family
are tangled in its reflection—and the price to free them all will shatter far
more than glass.
My star-crossed retelling blends the more well-known tale of Snow
White, the huntsman, and the poison apple with the lesser known tale of Snow
White and her little sister Rose Red, the dwarf and the enchanted bear. I
started inking this frost-laced story in
2012, and it spent many years on the sea of submissions. I am proud after years
of multitudinous rejections and rigorous revisions to finally present it to
readers. I owe many thanks to my little sister Mary for her grueling revision
sessions that helped me to polish this fallen star to a shine. I hope you enjoy
Rosavere and Snow White's misadventures!