The Painter's Apprentice

The Painter's Apprentice

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Adelyn Sterling By AdelynAnn Completed

At her master's death, the painter's apprentice is summoned to finish the work of her predecessor and to take her place as the official painter to the court of the Mad King. She expects to find a court full of spoiled nobles with opulent tastes and a means to her survival. She finds this and more: romance, revolution, a race of magical beings hidden within the monarchy, and the courage to paint the world as she really sees it.

  • alternatehistory
  • art
  • fae
  • faerie
  • fantasy
  • french
  • historical
  • magic
  • painters
  • palace
  • revolution
  • romance
  • shortstory
knoni2006 knoni2006 May 10
Beautiful cover.  It rather reminds me of a portrait of a young woman by Joshua Reynolds.  She also wore a flower in her bodice.
The cover is exquisite.. can you tell me whose painting it is and what's it called?
JEHallows JEHallows Nov 14, 2016
Her description as grey, compared to the colours of the paint on the artist's fingers, is really evocative!
VintageBookworm1986 VintageBookworm1986 Nov 28, 2016
I'm so mesmerized your writing is elegant and the story so far seems so impressionistic!
rickrodan1000p rickrodan1000p May 05, 2016
Hmm. I like it. I like it very much. The way you have established the characters of the assistant, the king and her master painter is sublime.
Nice work with the new cover! I know it has nothing to do with the announcement, but it's something I wanted to say =)