Deception's Princess

Deception's Princess

By (author) Esther M Friesner


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"Some lies lead to true adventure. . . . " Maeve, princess of Connacht, was born with her fists clenched. And it's her spirit and courage that make Maeve her father's favorite daughter. But once he becomes the High King, powerful men begin to circle--it's easy to love the girl who brings her husband a kingdom. Yet Maeve is more than a prize to be won, and she's determined to win the right to decide her own fate. In the court's deadly game of intrigue, she uses her wits to keep her father's friends and enemies close--but not too close. When she strikes up an unlikely friendship with the son of a visiting druid, Maeve faces a brutal decision between her loyalty to her family and to her own heart. Award-winning author Esther Friesner has a remarkable gift for combining exciting myth and richly researched history. This fiery heroine's fight for independence in first-century Ireland is truly worthy of a bard's tale. Hand "Deception's Princess" to fans of Tamora Pierce, Shannon Hale, and Malinda Lo.

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 149.86 x 213.36 x 30.48mm | 408.23g
  • 22 Apr 2014
  • Random House Books for Young Readers
  • English
  • 0449818632
  • 9780449818633
  • 376,715

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Nebula Award winner ESTHER FRIESNER is the author of over 40 novels and 150 short stories. Educated at Vassar College and Yale University, where she taught for a number of years, she is also a poet, playwright, and the editor of several anthologies. Her Princesses of Myth books include "Nobody's Princess, Nobody's Prize, Sphinx's Princess, Sphinx's Queen, Spirit's Princess, Spirit's Chosen, " and "Deception's Princess." Esther is married and a mother of two, harbors cats, and lives in Connecticut. Visit her at and learn more about her Princesses of Myth books at

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