NEW: Introducing Tap. Addictive chat stories for your 📲 Now in 10 languages
DOWNLOAD NOW!
Runaway Princess

Runaway Princess

2.5M Reads 113K Votes 65 Part Story
My secret is simple: I pray. By TheBeautyintheBeast Completed

Lyra knew that one day she would be set into an arranged marriage like a chess piece. She had been preparing for it her whole life, and she was almost alright with her fate. But she never thought that her father would choose the man that he did. That decision changed everything.
 
The King of Whales is ruthless, more than twice her age and surrounded by tainted gold and loads of unsavory rumors. There has been many wives of his before Lyra, with no explanations to the untimely deaths of the previous five. With each dead Queen came more money from their kingdoms, straight into the King's portly lap.

Disguised as a young man, Lyra runs from her duty as the only Princess of Nordic. She cuts her hair, takes her steed and dissapears into the night with her father's men hot on her heels. 

Enter Kaladin's team. Occupation: Mercenaries. 

Lyra uses skills taught to her by a close, childhood friend and plays herself into the trust of the dangerous strangers until they accept her, or rather, "Navani", into their group.

What will happen to her once they see through her web of lies and tricks? Will Lyra give herself up as Princess when she is reunited with her long-lost friend, or will she carry on as a boy with the mercenaries? 

Follow Lyra to see what she will do when she comes to realize that things have gotten far too big for her to handle on her own. There are assassin's out for her head, king's thirsting for her blood, and an underground network of people who live for her ruin. But there is also an unlikely Prince to deffend her, who has some tricks of his own to rely on. The Princess soon sees that she is not nearly as alone as she may have once thought.

What will Lyra do when she comes to terms with her destiny? Will she face it this time with her new friends, or will she chose to runaway again?

{Slow updates}
Cover made by @-rebellixus-

I can't take it seriously when it's spelt Whales. I keep laughing. You're spelling it like he's the ruler of the marine mammal, whales.
There's a difference between arranged marriage and forced marriage. :/
                              
                              Arranged marriage is when you and  the groom meet due to your family and the groom's family setting you two up and you get the chance to reject or accept.
                              
                              Forced marriages is when you have no say or word in that matter.
I wouldn't think that shoulder length hair would make much difference to your feminine feautures, but maybe. It doesn't have any noticeable changes for me. Now that this book is finished, I'm so glad to be rereading it.
Vanessa9619 Vanessa9619 Apr 15
Well let them starve! 😭😭😭😭
                              Not marrying a pedophile!
I love how you wrote it realistically. It wouldn't just be one swift slice-it would a little painful, especially from that angle, and if you weren't an expert on chopping your own hair off with a blade! Props to you for this piece of expert writing skill!
PurrdyStorieyy PurrdyStorieyy Nov 22, 2016
Oh god when she said blending for a sec I thought of ppl in a blender 😂  sorry omg lmao