The Language of Roses
by Heather Rose Jones
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Pub Date 14 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 30 Apr 2022
Join author Heather Rose Jones on a new and magical journey into the heart of a familiar fairytale. Meet Alys, eldest daughter of a merchant, a merchant who foolishly plucks a rose from a briar as he flees from the home of a terrifying fay Beast and his seemingly icy sister. Now Alys must pay the price to save his life and allow the Beast, the once handsome Philippe, to pay court to her.
But Alys has never fallen in love with anyone; how can she love a Beast? The fairy Peronelle, waiting in the woods to see the culmination of her curse, is sure that she will fail. Yet, if she does, Philippe’s sister Grace and her beloved Eglantine, trapped in an enchanted briar in the garden, will pay a terrible price. Unless Alys can find another way…
A Note From the Publisher
Queen of Swords Press (Queen of Swords Press Mini)
Publication Date: April 14, 2022
39905 words/200 pages
ISBN 978-1-7343603-6-3 - $10 (Print)
ISBN 978-1-7343603-5-6 - $2.99 (ebook)
Heather Rose Jones is the author of the Alpennia historic fantasy series: an alternate-Regency-era Ruritanian adventure revolving around queer women’s lives, woven through with magic, alchemy, and intrigue. Her short fiction has appeared in The Chronicles of the Holy Grail, Sword and Sorceress, Lace and Blade, and at Podcastle.org. Heather blogs about research into lesbian-relevant motifs in history and literature at the Lesbian Historic Motif Project and has a podcast covering the field of lesbian historical fiction and historic fantasy, which includes book listings, author interviews, and short audio fiction. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and works as an industrial failure investigator in biotech pharmaceuticals—which has surprising parallels with writing novels. She enjoys bicycling and gardening and only reluctantly gave up a decades-long involvement in the Society for Creative Anachronism, which fed a deep love affair with the material culture of pre-modern Europe.
Heather Rose Jones is the creator and host of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project, a site providing historic resources for authors writing lesbian/sapphic characters in historic settings (https://alpennia.com/lhmp) and its associated podcast which supports and promotes lesbian/sapphic historical fiction and historic fantasy (https://lesbianhistoricmotif.podbean.com/).