Seven years ago, Prince Casimir disappeared. Many blame the beast who attacked the castle and drove everyone out of the forest. But now the king and queen have no heir. The kingdom is falling apart. Scared villagers turn to violence and rebel against the crown. Out of both options and hope, Rose and her father decide to brave the forest in order to reach their family on the other side. They spend the night at an abandoned castle and her father makes a terrible mistake. But Rose will do all she can to protect her family from the wrath of the beast. This is a story of sacrifice, bravery and love. **I dedicate this story to Rosita R. She is sweet and I love her name so much! I have enjoyed teaching her for over two years. **I would also like to dedicate this to Raeya A. She is the only reason why I finished this story. Thank you for asking me what would happen next when I was ready to throw my laptop out the window. **Thank you Mistflower21 for your comments and interest in this book. **Katie Beals, thank you so much for another beautiful cover!