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Opulence at Midnight: Temperance

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King Gaspar thinks his people need something to distract them from their peasant superstitions. He thinks his sons ought to get married, too. So he throws a royal bash of epic proportions, encouraging Neville, the Crown Prince, to find a bride.

Neville's brother Sylvain finds more than he bargains for at the bash, including the most beautiful man. Roslyn is just what he ne...more
ebook, 36 pages
Published February 2007 by Torquere Press
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Elisa Rolle
Opulence is the exact word to describe this fairy tale by Renee Manley: her writing style is rich and fable, I have the impression to read some of the old tale of my childhood. When I was young I had a big book full of tale and picture of prince and princess. This tale by Renee Manley could be one of those.

Sylvain is a 19 years old prince of an imaginary realm. He is the second son so not the crown prince. And fortunately he is not the prince who has to marry in one year. Traditions say that at...more
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King Gaspar is determined to rid the people of his kingdom of their superstitious beliefs. To this end, Gaspar decides to throw an extravagant ball that lasts three days leading up to the end of October to take his subjects’ minds off of ghosts and onto seeing Crown Prince Neville married.

Amidst the opulence of the nighttime affairs, Sylvain, the king’s younger son, meets the mysterious Roslyn. Roslyn is ev...more
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