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A plague of rats. Children going missing. A giant beast attacking just outside the wall of Hamlin. And one young woman determined to save her town.
Katerina's stepfather, Hennek, is neither a good father nor a good husband, but he is the mayor of Hamlin. Could he somehow be causing the misfortunes that have befallen her beloved town? The evidence points to a beast of unusual size-a wolf, perhaps, or a large dog-killing peole who venture too far from town. But does that explain the disappearance of so many children, many of whom seem to have gone missing from inside the town walls?
Steffan knows he must reconcile with his father, the Duke of Hagenheim, but he;s not sure he;s ready. In the meantime, he roams from town to town seeking adventure and reward. When he hears of a giant beast terrorizing the town of Hamlin and an equally giant reward that includes gold, money and the mayor's daughter in marriage. Steffan plans to kill the beast, rid the town its rat infestation, and take the reward0 everything except the girl in marriage. However, when he meets Katerina, he;s not so sure. Perhaps his plans need changing.
|Title: The Piper's Pursuit|
By: Melanie Dickerson
Number of Pages: 311
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 8.4 X 5.5 (inches)|
Weight: 13 ounces
Stock No: WW228143
A fairy-tale journey of intrigue and romance that reimagines the classic Pied Piper story.
A plague of rats. A giant beast outside the village walls. A host of missing children. And one young woman determined to save her people.
In 1424 Hamlin, Katerina faces threats from all sides. An outbreak of rats has overtaken the village, a mysterious beast is on a killing rampage of the villages children, and Katerinas evil stepfather is a dark presence inside the walls of her own home. Katerina is determined to hunt and kill the Beast of Hamlin herself before more lives are lost.
When Steffan, the handsome but brash dukes son, comes to town seeking glory and reward, Katerina decides he might be the ally shes been looking foreven though the only gentle thing about him seems to be the sweet music he plays on his pipe. But theres more to Steffan than she suspects, and she finds herself drawn to him despite her misgivings.
Together Katerina and Steffan must stop the enemy from stealing the children of Hamlin. But their interference might create an even worse fate for the entire village.
Praise for The Pipers Pursuit
"The Pipers Pursuit is a lovely tale of adventure, romance, and redemption. Kat and Steffans righteous quest will have you rooting them on until the very satisfying end!" LORIE LANGDON, author of Olivia Twist and the DOON series
- Full length clean fairy tale reimagining
- Includes discussion questions for book clubs
Melanie Dickerson is a New York Times bestselling author and a Christy Award winner. Her first book, The Healers Apprentice, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book in 2010, and The Merchants Daughter won the 2012 Carol Award. Melanie spends her time daydreaming, researching the most fascinating historical time periods, and writing stories at her home near Huntsville, Alabama, where she gathers dandelion greens for her two adorable guinea pigs between writing and editing her happily ever afters. Visit her online at MelanieDickerson.com; Facebook: MelanieDickersonBooks; Twitter: @MelanieAuthor.