Ashe and the Glass Sword
Genderbent Fairytales Collection Book 7
by KuroKoneko Kamen
Pub Date 13 Sep 2019
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A genderbent retelling of the classic fairytale Cinderella...
A handsome, mysterious lord with silver hair and golden eyes has created quite the stir in Glass Kingdom among the female populace. They’ve granted this man the nickname of ‘Heartbreaker of Glass Kingdom’ due to the fact that he never sleeps with his conquests more than once.
One night while Ashe Smoldris is at a casino an eccentric young woman wearing a unicorn mask appears, and gets into trouble when she plays a game of poker in one of the backrooms and loses. When it turns out the girl doesn’t have the money with her to pay off her debt she almost gets herself sold of as a slave.
In a strange twist of fate Ashe unwittingly ends up saving the princess of Glass Kingdom. Because of his daring rescue Juleka falls in love with Ashe, and starts to watch over him from the shadows. After Juleka saves Ashe from the clutches of the seductress Lady Doriana Gray, Ashe begins to develop tentative feelings for Juleka, but the dark secrets she’s been keeping from him put their bourgeoning love to the test.
Even though Ashe presents himself at the casinos in Glass City as a wealthy lord his true identity is that he’s a slave. His mother sold Ashe to the nefarious loan shark Lord Christian Tremaine to settle her gambling debt. In order to buy his freedom back from Lord Tremaine and his sadistic sons, who enjoy torturing Ashe for imagined slights, he has been whoring himself out to noblewomen.
But what Ashe really wants to be doing is to fight in the coliseum. Nobles bet on the outcome of the matches, and the winner makes a lot of money. Unfortunately, Ashe is a dullard - someone who has been born without magic, and the magical races fight in the coliseum. If Ashe is to stand a chance in the arena against elves, witches, fairies and vampires he’s going to need an enchanted sword.
Ashe teams up with playboy prince Snow Flurris and they travel to Bones Kingdom in search of Rapunzel’s Tower. Rapunzel is the best blacksmith in all of Fantasia. Will Ashe manage to convince the stoic man to forge him an enchanted sword for free?
Warning: This is a fairytale for adults (18+) and contains sex and foul language.
"This story is very intriguing as it has a lot of gender-bent fairytale characters in it. I found myself glued to the story—wanting to find out what happens next to Ashe, Snow. Aurelion, and “Julie.”
This has a very suspenseful plot line that will keep surprising you with new and unexpected happenings. I guarantee that lovers of paranormal romance that includes action and adventure will enjoy this story! I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy."-Amazon Review