Red as Blood || A Snow White Retelling
Take a step back from the Snow White tale you know. Step back to get a better look.
Skin pale as snow.
Hair black as ebony.
Lips red as blood.
What does that sound like to you, dear reader? A creature of the dark. One that lives in the shadows, that cowers at the bright glow of the sun, that lives on the blood of others. She's manipulative, or she's magic, for no one seems to see the harm she does. Only the sweet, innocent facade that she puts up. When I married her father, that's all I saw as well. But on his death bed, he made me promise to end her because he never could.
I promised him.
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As the young Queen Maris is left to rule the icy kingdom her husband left her, dreams of the summer wind in her heart, she's left with the shocking dilemma the king has given her as his dying wish.
To kill his only daughter, the beloved and fair Snow White.
Maris isn't a killer, but as her rule progresses, she alone begins to see the princess for what she truly is, a bloodthirsty creature that could end up destroying the kingdom of Krithane
In an attempt to save the life of a dear friend, Maris hires a Huntsman from the West to take Snow away and kill her. But when Beck comes back empty handed, Maris is left with only one choice.
She has to be the one to kill Snow White.
With Beck at her side, Maris sets out to rid Krithane of the icy grip that Snow has on it. But how can she defeat her when so many others have failed? Only with more power than Snow can she ever hope to best her, but the only thing that can give her that kind of power is even darker than the creature she's fighting.
Thanks to @seventhstar for that gorgeous cover!!!