The Ice Princess’s Fair Illusion by Lynn E. O’Connacht

All Marian wants is for society to accept that she’s just not interested in… whatever society thinks she ought to be interested in. A princess with a reputation for insults and snide remarks, she’s afraid to show anyone who she would be if people would let her. In a fit of temper at her refusal to marry, her father creates her worst nightmare: she is to be wed to the first beggar who arrives at the gates.

Edel was visiting purely for diplomatic reasons, aiming to ensure her daughter inherits a strong and peaceful kingdom. She sees something in Marian that is achingly familiar and when Edel hears the king’s proclamation, only one thing is on her mind: to protect Marian from the fate that had befallen Edel herself.

Their lives threaded together by magic, Edel and Marian will have to find their way in the world in this queerplatonic, sapphic verse novel retelling of King Thrushbeard.

Representation Includes

  • Aro ace protagonist
  • Sex-repulsed lesbian ace protagonist
  • Features a queerplatonic relationship

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Where to Find


  • Published November 6th 2018 by The Kraken Collective
  • Paperback isbn13: 9798600165120

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