Blossom and the Beast
by RS McCoy
Blossom Frane is only weeks away from her transformation. On her eighteenth birthday, she’ll find out her future branch of society and her totem, the animal form she’ll be able to take at will for the rest of her life. She’s expected to be a brown bear of the religious branch known as Terra.
In the Alderwood forests, Blossom’s bear blood is a valuable asset. Any day now, a rival clan leader will step forward and offer a hefty bounty in exchange for her hand in marriage. Blossom can only sit back and wait to be traded to the highest bidder.
Determined to spend her last weeks exploring the Alderwood, Blossom sneaks away and manages to find Kaide Landel, a rising politician of the Pyro branch. He’s all wrong for the bear clan’s prized daughter. But when Landel uses his wealth and influence to secure her hand, Blossom has to leave her family and marry him—if she lives that long.
Category: Fantasy – Fairy Tales