A heart of ice. A countenance of thorns. She wasn't always this way... Sixteen-year-old Princess Mareleau is determined never to marry, no matter how many hearts she has to break. She's already loved once. Why look for a second chance? But when she finally meets a prince who doesn't bore her to tears, she allows herself to hope. Will that hope lead her to love...or betrayal? Find out what made Mareleau turn her back on love and launch the Quest that shifted the course of the entire land of Lela. If you love feisty females and fierce heroines, you'll love this tale of love, loss, and vengeance. Princess of Thorns is a short story prequel, set immediately before Shadows of Lela, Book One in the Lela Trilogy. It can be read before or after any of the Lela novels.