A Fairy-tale Ending: Book One of the Charming Tales

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HarperCollins, Aug 25, 2015 - Fiction
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Collected for the first time, A Fairy-tale Ending comprises two volumes of Jack Heckel's Charming Tales: Once Upon a Rhyme and Happily Never After to become the first full novel in the Charming Tales series.

Prince Charming had one destiny: to slay the dragon and save the princess. Both have been achieved, except there's a problem: Charming had nothing to do with either. A farmer named Will Pickett succeeded where royalty had failed—and this simply will not stand.

Thus begins an epic adventure that has Prince Charming and Will Pickett vying with each other for the throne by challenging trolls, outwitting scoundrels, and facing all manner of fairy-tale creatures. All the while a dark sorcery envelops Castle White, and Will's sister Liz and her friend Lady Rapunzel uncover a threat to the kingdom.

The fate of Royaume hangs in the balance as Charming tries to salvage his reputation, and the clock is ticking…

 

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User Review  - ladycato - LibraryThing

This fairy-tale mash-up is light, amusing, and laugh-out-loud funny at times. The source of much of the humor is Prince Charming. Oh, Charming. He was raised to be the slayer of the dragon, the hero ... Read full review

Contents

The Great Lady and the Strawman
Fairytales
Loves First Kiss
Towers Trysts and Trials
At First Sight
A Timely Stitch
Tripping the Glass Fantastic
Weaving a Tangled
Epigraph
Couplet Revisited
Once Upon Once Again
At the Crossroads
Dark Days in Castle White
Beastly Luck
On Bended Knee
Something Borrowed

Tolling the Troll
Lightning in a Bottle
Something Foul at the Cooked Goose
Through the Woods Darkly
Goodbye Couplet
Hiho
Happily Never After
Second Chances
Or Forever Hold Your Peace
A Fairys Tale
Happily Ever Afters
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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Jack Heckel’s life is an open book. Actually, it’s the book you are in all hope holding right now (and if you are not holding it, he would like to tell you it can be purchased from any of your finest purveyors of the written word). He is the author of the Charming Tales series and The Dark Lord. Beyond that, Jack aspires to be either a witty, urbane, world traveler who lives on his vintage yacht, The Clever Double Entendre, or a geographically illiterate professor of literature who spends his non-writing time restoring an 18th century lighthouse off a remote part of the Vermont coastline. More than anything, Jack lives for his readers.

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