Prince of Foxes
Author: H.L. Macfarlane
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Macfarlane Lantern Publishing
Release Date: August 29, 2019
You’re doing this for Lachlan, Sorcha told herself, over and over again. If it happens that finding a kelpie takes so long that Murdoch has no choice but to return to London then that’s a happy coincidence.
Sorcha barked in amusement. Of course it would be no coincidence. It didn’t matter that she understood why her parents wanted her to marry the man. It didn’t matter that he was handsome, and wealthy, and clearly genuinely interested in her. When she’d looked into Murdoch’s dark, fathomless eyes and felt nothing but startling, all-consuming fear Sorcha resolutely made up her mind.
She jumped over the windowsill, deftly avoiding the rose bush beneath it. She would keep to the edges of the forest until the sun came up, then she would wander the shores of the loch. She could do this. Sorcha could find a kelpie and save Lachlan.
And she would not get married, no matter the consequences. Her father would have to find another investor, and Murdoch Buchanan another bride.
Sometimes a fox is not a fox, and a man is not what he seems.
When Lachlan, the golden Prince of Faeries, is transformed into a fox and banished from the forest on the eve of his mother’s funeral, the last creature he expects to seek help from is a human.
But Sorcha Darrow is not so easily enchanted by the wily faerie. Only after discovering her father means to marry her to a wealthy Londoner does she decide to help him, seeking the power of a being even Lachlan is wary of: a kelpie. In finding one Sorcha hopes that she may just avoid her own dire fate in the process.
With Sorcha’s dreams being their only true form of communication, Lachlan has to race against time to break his curse and take his place as king before he’s doomed to live as a fox forever.
But someone else is after the throne, and may just use Sorcha’s growing connection to Lachlan to reach it.
The first book in the Bright Spear trilogy, Prince of Foxes is loosely based on the Celtic fairy tale of Gold-tree and Silver-tree, and features a cameo from Julian and Evie from The Tower Without a Door (Chronicles of Curses book 3).
NOTE: Prince of Foxes is written in UK (British) English, not American English.
Praise for Prince of Foxes:
"The Prince of Foxes is as lushly filled with rich prose as any timeless classic. Hayley writes in a way that calls to mind the original fairy tales written hundreds of years ago..." Amazon.com reviewer
"From the first page to the last, this is a captivating read." Amazon.com reviewer
"I had no doubt I would lose myself in this book, and I can safely say it was everything I wanted." Amazon.co.uk reviewer