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Kora spends her days locked up in the palace until a charming young duke arrives. Kora realizes that there may be someone out there who doesn't fear her or her curse. But their courtship is disrupted when a thief steals precious items from the kingdom, leaving the treasury depleted and King Midas vulnerable. But Kora has a unique ability to sense gold, and she is the only one who can track the thief down. Recommended for ages 13 years and older. Softcover edition.
|Title: A Touch of Gold|
By: Annie Sullivan
Number of Pages: 320
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 9 ounces
Stock No: WW766231
Gold is wealth. Wealth is power. Power is a curse. This captivating fantasy adventurethe untold story of the daughter King Midas turned to goldwill dazzle you with the kind of action, adventure, twists, turns, and a bit of romance to make any fan of magic and mythology greedy for more.
After King Midass giftor cursealmost killed his daughter, he relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her fathers wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide.
Kora spends her days concealed behind gloves and veils. It isnt until a charming duke arrives that Kora believes she could indeed be loved. But their courtship is disrupted when a thief steals treasures her father needs to survive. Thanks to Koras unique ability to sense gold, she sails off on her quest to find the missing items.
Magic, mythology, fantasy, and pirate adventures charge through every page as Kora learns that not everything is what it seemsnot her companions, not the thieves, and not even Kora herself.
A Touch of Gold:
- Is told from the perspective of Kora, King Midass daughter and a strong female protagonist
- Is a clean fantasy adventure, perfect for fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling books, The Wrath & the Dawn and Cinder
- Is an enchanting and captivating fantasy adventure/fairy tale retelling
- Features a beautifully decorated cover
- Will have strong appeal to readers ages 13 & up
Annie Sullivan grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her Masters degree in Creative Writing from Butler University. She loves fairytales, everything Jane Austen, and traveling. Her wanderlust has taken her to every continent, where shes walked on the Great Wall of China, found four-leaf clovers in Ireland, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, and cage dived with great white sharks in South Africa. You can follow her adventures on Twitter (@annsulliva) or on her blog: anniesullivanauthor.wordpress.com.
'A dazzling retelling full of adventure with a dash of betrayal, A Touch of Gold will grab your heart and not let go.'
'This debut holds no surprises, but fans of reimagined fairy tales may find Kora's maritime adventures, and her hopeful romance with a young man also touched by a curse, a diverting addition to the genre.' -- Carolyn Kelly