Eulalia Skye is excited to bring you MAID AND MINSTREL, a retelling of “King Thrushbeard” by the Brothers Grimm, available on Amazon.

Maid and Minstrel

Rosalind always shared her birthday with her father’s horses, but she never expected to share their fate.

Sheltered and pampered, beautiful Rosalind of Lovana turns eighteen with fluttering excitement. Nobles and dignitaries across the land are to celebrate with her—including young King Philip of Mallinae, whom she secretly adores.

But instead of a party, she descends to an auction where she is the prize up for bid. Incensed, she ridicules the guests, slinging a willfully hurtful barb at Philip in their midst.

Her father, enraged to have his moneymaking schemes thus ruined, delivers a seething ultimatum: Rosalind must marry a beggar that very night, or she dies.

Cover for Maid and Minstrel by Kate Stradling: a background of plum-colored damask with horses posed amid the decorative motifs, and a gold frame. This novella is based on "King Thrushbeard" by the Brothers Grimm