I thought you might be interested in DAMSEL TO THE RESCUE, a gender-role-bending YA fantasy adventure.
Darkhorse comes from a long line of successful, prince-rescuing
damsels. Now that she’s sixteen, she’s expected to uphold the family
tradition. But Terri dreams of being a gardener and would rather remain
at home, tending her garden, perfecting her plant magic, and staying far
away from the highly competitive world of damsels.
local prince is kidnapped and Terri’s mother makes her an offer: Beat
the other damsels and be the one to rescue the prince, and Terri can
have the family’s second estate, Trellis, to turn into her own gardens.
Terri has wanted Trellis since she was a little girl, so she sets out
with her best friend Rune as her official sidekick, hoping to avoid the
other damsels altogether.
Before long, Terri and Rune are set
upon by hordes of trolls and find themselves rescuing rival damsels from
man-eating trees. As the onslaught of enemies grows, Terri learns to
rely on her magic and an unexpected source of aid—her rivals—to conquer
each challenge. Because she is determined to succeed, even if it means
coping with snotty elf princesses, chainmail bikinis, and the most
powerful Dark Lord the world has seen in five-hundred years.
TO THE RESCUE is complete at 83,000 words. It will appeal to readers
who appreciate Tamora Pierce’s strong heroines and Patricia C. Wrede’s
quirky sense of humor.
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