The Fairytales of Folkshore is a young adult series of interconnected fairy tale retellings.
The series starts with the Cahraman Trilogy, a gender-bent retelling of Aladdin and will continue in two-parters or standalones starring the girls you meet in the first arc and those you will encounter along the way!
Throughout the series you will visit many of the lands on this map.
1. Thief of Cahraman
You have been summoned to Sunstone Palace to compete as one of fifty in our search for the future Queen of Cahraman.
After years on the run, Adelaide thinks her lonely and dangerous life as a thief is finally over. But her world is upended when a witch steals her away to a faraway kingdom, to perform an impossible heist. If Adelaide fails, her newfound family would be sacrificed to a beast.
To complete her mission, she’s forced to assume the role of a noblewoman and enter a royal competition. The prize is the hand of the elusive Crown Prince. Elimination means certain death.
As the witch’s literal deadline approaches, Adelaide has one last gamble to save the day, and to escape to a new life with Cyrus, the handsome and mysterious fellow thief who stole her heart. But everything falls apart when the prince finally reveals himself…
2. Prince of Cahraman
Before, she avoided elimination. Now, she must win.
Chosen as one of the Final Five in the Bride Search, Ada has one last chance to find the golden lamp and save her family.
Yet with Cyrus no longer her partner-in-crime, but her target, her plans unravel, tearing her between duty and desire.
Now she has one week to pass three increasingly difficult tests fit for a queen. As the competition takes a perilous bent, secrets are uncovered, demolishing her world as she knows it. Caught between impossible choices, the fates of all she loves depend on her decisions.
But she fears that no matter what she does, she’d lose everything and change Cahraman forever.
3. Queen of Cahraman
After a lifetime of running away, now she must make a stand.
In a corrupted Cahraman, Ada is back on the streets, struggling to save her friends and the kingdom from the fallout of her devastating mistake. The only way to redeem herself is to put things back as they were, but that seems impossible when her enemy is all-powerful.
When Cyrus and her friends escape, their reunion turns bittersweet as her part in Nariman’s takeover is exposed.
Now that Cyrus no longer trusts her, there is only one thing that could fix everything: the lamp. But her plan to steal it flings them on a treacherous quest for salvation through forgotten lands, unseen worlds and a cave of wonders. A journey that tests their love, their knowledge of who they are, unearthing shocking truths about them all and exposing the dark side of magic.
With no more secrets and no more need for lies, Ada’s goal is now to surmount the harrowing obstacles thrown her way and find the one thing that can defeat Nariman before it’s too late.
But if she fails, they’re all doomed to this grim fate forever.
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4. Beast of Rosemead
A BOOKISH BEAUTY. A BEASTLY PRINCE. A DEADLY CURSE.
Bonnie Fairborn’s wish to escape her small-town life for one of adventure is granted in the worst way when she’s flung along with her family into the unknown. The nightmare deepens when she wakes up to find her best friend Ada gone and her father offered as a sacrifice to the terrifying Beast of Rosemead.
After trading her life for his, her bid for escape ends in a lethal brush with fairies. When the beast almost dies to save her, she discovers he is the missing Crown Prince of Arbore, and the victim of a vindictive fairy’s curse. With time to undo it running out, he and his monstrous staff believe she’s the only one who can save them all.
But how can she fall in love with the gruff and mysterious Leander, let alone to a deadline? And would that be enough to break the curse? Especially now she’s discovering that nothing, including her own life, is what it seems?
5. Beauty of Rosemead
A WILTING ROSE. A TREACHEROUS QUEST. AND A FATEFUL LEGACY
With everyone she loves at the mercy of fairies, Bonnie risks everything to cross the forbidden forest at the end of her world to reach them. She arrives in Faerie with unforeseen company, intending to resume the quest to break Leander’s curse.
The plan sounds simple enough: Cross every fairy court and bargain with the queen who cast the curse. But as their numbers dwindle, so do the petals of the rose counting down to Leander’s doom, and that of everyone bound to him.
As they keep being dragged off course in the uncharted land of unpredictable magic and time, trials and revelations will test all bonds and unearth painful secrets, ones even her insatiable curiosity cannot withstand. But after all their struggles, will they reach the Spring Court in time? And what if Bonnie fails to negotiate with the queen?
How far will she go to save her beastly prince, before the last petal falls?
6. Princess of Midnight
THREE NIGHTS. A PAIR OF GLASS SLIPPERS. AND A FROZEN KING.
After breaking free of her evil stepfamily’s thrall, Ornella Dufreyne flees into Faerie, and ends up in the Winter Court. But when she interrupts her escape to thwart an assassination attempt on the King of Winter, they recapture her.
All hope seems lost, until the Queen of Spring appears to make her an offer. At the Midwinter Ball, Ella has to monopolize King Yulian's attention, while others try to expose the would-be assassins. In exchange, the Queen will free her and bring her stepfamily to justice.
At the Castle of Glass, she discovers Yulian is a kindred spirit who's crumbling under a curse that's turning him to ice. After he repays her life-debt, they grow closer, cooling her flaming fury and thawing his frigid state. But just as they start to believe they could be each other’s salvation, everything unravels when her stepmother’s plot to divide them unknowingly aids Yulian’s enemy.
As danger encroaches, through untraceable whispers and haunted mirrors, inconceivable secrets long lost to the night are unveiled. And by the third strike of midnight, Ella must choose between the final chance to be free, or to save the only one whose life and love reflects her own.
7. Dreamer of Briarfell
A CURSED PRINCESS. A LEGENDARY OUTLAW. A LITERAL DEADLINE.
Her soul will be lost forever, unless she wins the love of the noblest of men.
Cursed in her cradle by a vengeful fairy queen, Princess Fairuza of Arbore thought her fate was secure in the hands of her betrothed — until he chose another as his bride.
After the last attempt to find another prince to save her fails, Fairuza’s world fades to black, and she awakens in a castle, unseen and unheard by all—then a thief breaks in, and sees her. But Robin Hood is no prince charming, and he’s leaving for Faerie, to save Maid Marian from the Wild Hunt. Seizing her last chance to find royals who can break her curse, she joins him and his Merry Men.
Once in Faerie, the Summer King puts them through deadly trials, in exchange for his hand and help. But as they struggle to survive, Fairuza begins to fade. The longer her soul remains detached from her body, the sooner their tie will be severed.
As her time runs out, she finds herself falling in love with Robin, despite knowing that this would doom her forever…
8. The Faerie Prince
A FUGITIVE PRINCESS. A DARK SORCERESS. AN UNLIKELY HERO
After her stepmother usurped her father, Princess Snezhana of Belograd escapes into the most treacherous parts of Faerie. Her last hope is the Prince of Autumn, whose court houses horrors only he can navigate.
But Prince Keenan is the last partner Jana would have picked for her quest. Confounding and possibly mad, he treats her desperate situation with frustrating levity, and drags them onto paths rife with heart-stopping danger—and excitement. What she unwillingly realizes is exactly what has been missing from her life.
But for that life to continue, Jana must stop Arsenia’s bid for power, not to mention survive Keenan’s maddening, exhilarating company.
As their clashing personalities and unexpected bond are put to the test, they embark on a perilous search for the Golden Gardens that hold the one thing to tip the balance of power in her favor.
But will they reach their destination in time before the poison stops her heart, or will the dark cloud her stepmother casts over the land rise, and fracture the Folkshore?