Eulalia Skye is pleased to bring you THE BEGGAR PRINCE, a “King Thrushbeard” retelling, available on Amazon. And, for the first time, the paperback is available for wide distribution to booksellers and libraries of your choice! 

The Beggar Prince

An unwilling suitor. A mocking princess. A marriage they both abhor.

Diplomacy and a demanding mother send Thorben of Hauke to a neighboring kingdom, there to present himself as candidate for marriage to their princess. Beautiful Leonie of Elisia is famous for insulting every suitor she receives, and Thorben banks on her dismissing him as well—which she does, with vicious aplomb.

This time, though, her ridicule proves her father’s breaking point. The King of Elisia vows that Leonie will marry a beggar, and Thorben departs inwardly applauding the punishment… until a terrible storm deposits him tattered and bedraggled at the castle’s kitchen door. Before he can weasel out of his mishap—or even pull rank—the marriage is done.

But what’s legal in Elisia might not be in Hauke. Disguised as a beggar, Thorben leads Leonie home to secure an annulment.

If he’s lucky, he’ll get it without revealing his true identity… and before losing his heart to his exquisite but sharp-tongued bride.

The Beggar Prince, a retelling of King Thrushbeard, is book 2 of Once Upon A Prince, a multi-author series of clean fairy tale retellings. Each standalone story features a swoony prince fighting for his happily ever after.

cover image for The Beggar Prince by Kate Stradling: a handsome young man with tousled brown hair and beggar's clothes holds aloft a crown and wears a woeful expression; at his back, a beautiful blonde in a sky-blue dress holds aloft a sprig of reeds as she smiles mischievously at the viewer