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Shadows of the Hersweald: A Hansel and Gretel Novella

Length: 149 pages1 hour


Some men should never be pardoned.

As a battered soldier from a defeated army, Haydn counts himself one of them. Even as he defends his home village from the ruthless attack of former comrades, he’s only awaiting the inevitable.

But when the province governor shows up without warning, it’s not to haul Haydn and the other rebels off in chains. Instead, he carries a pardon—a pardon the Prince has offered freely to those he defeated.

A pardon that refuses to punish the rebels threatening Haydn’s village. And his sister.

Caught between the guilt of his past and love for his family, Haydn fights as never before to protect all he holds dear.

Even if it means rejecting the pardon that could save his life.

Perfect for those who love fantasy but don’t have the time to sit down for a full-length novel, the third novella in the Legends of Light series presents the story of Hansel and Gretel in a clean, exciting, and inspiring manner. Full of danger, loyalty, and betrayal, all tinted red from the shuddering glow of the firecarn, this is more than a mere retelling of a favorite fairy tale.

A stand-alone story, Shadows of the Hersweald focuses on the third fruit of the Spirit, peace, while following the aftermath of the war between the Prince and Tauscher.

Note: A novella is not a full-length novel. At 112 pages, this novella is a quick read which can generally be finished in two or three hours.

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