A Kind Of Bravery: A Mulan Retelling *Old Version*

A Kind Of Bravery: A Mulan Retelling *Old Version*

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Sarah Penney By Pennywithaney Completed

Harriet has always been the type of girl who would rather ride horses than stitch embroidery, practice her sword-fighting than practice her curtsies, and she'd rather dream about being the first female knight in all of history instead of a docile wife on some nobleman's arm.

When a war between the allies of Ecrivenia and the kingdom of Carigan starts to brew, Harriet begins to wonder if it might just be her chance to become the knight she's always wished to be.

Taking a chance, Harriet enlists in the King's Army, disguising herself as the red-headed, slight-figured, and quick-witted boy, Harry. However, when she is put under the charge of the handsome and strict King of Marenta, Leopold, she realizes her troubles are just beginning. 

Not only will she have to keep the other men from noticing she is a woman, but she will also have to put up with the scrutiny of King Leopold, the best friend of her brother-in-law. Throw in grueling training sessions, whispers of treason, and the enemy's secret weapon, Harriet suddenly finds herself thrust into the reality of being a knight in a war that might not be able to be won.


This is a sister novel to the first draft of Glass Slippers, NOT the rewrite. 

The gorgeous cover is made by the amazing @MulanJiang! Make sure to check her work out if you get the chance!

tina_BSE_WCS tina_BSE_WCS Jun 22, 2016
His name is like a shipping name of candy or candle and berrys...it's actually cute
FableLorraineStone FableLorraineStone Oct 23, 2016
Never before have I related so much to a fictional character...
tina_BSE_WCS tina_BSE_WCS Jun 22, 2016
Ibh I expected some story with short chapter and no details or even good characters but this is really good ..perfect actually it deserves way more reads than it has
JL_Otaku JL_Otaku Apr 03, 2016
And when will said rewrite happen? As of this moment, I don't see a rewrite in the works on your page.
loveturdles loveturdles Apr 29, 2016
Haha, sister novel. (Get it? Because Harriet's her sister? Totally not as hilarous as I thought it was)
Chickiekat20 Chickiekat20 a day ago
Since this is a Mulan retelling. Candery reminds me of that one guy who followed Shang around and was the Emperor's advisor.