Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back-but that's assuming she wants to return at all.
Essie has grown used to being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones that run the local mines.
When a mysterious young man named Dane crash-lands near her home, Essie agrees to help the pilot repair his ship. But soon she realizes that Dane's arrival was far from accidental, and she's pulled into the heart of a war she's risked everything to avoid.
In her enthralling debut, R. C. Lewis weaves the tale of a princess on the run from painful secrets . . . and a poisonous queen. With the galaxy's future-and her own-in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival @goodreads
PRINCESS SNOW IS MISSING... WHERE COULD SHE BE....
Princess Snow (Essie) is on the planet Thanda where it's sub-zero weather, sounds like my kind of place. She's been here for 8 years.
She's a bad ass and I love it! She's in cage fights with the miners of all things!
She works with a really nice guy named Petey who tries to keep her out of trouble. Essie has made 7 drones to help in the mines. The drones and the humans mine for merinium, it's really important around the galaxy!
Oh and here is a little EXCERPT on how merinium is made:
"One of the few native animal species here is called the harri-harra. It's a giant worm that burrows in the bedrock and --Dimwit, I said stop! If you weld your feet together, I'm not fixing it. Anyway, the harri-harra leaves a trail of secretions and excrement in its wake that seeps into the stone, undergoes a chemical reaction and, after enough time, you have merinium."
Meanwhile, in other parts of the galaxy, her father and step monster live on the planet Windsong and they think Essie is dead.
So, Essie is living the life on Thanda with her drones, she fights in the cage matches to get money to keep upgrading her drones. They don't really look like these... see below ↓
These drones are her 7 dwarves so to speak in the original story, as if you haven't figured that one out. We have: Ticktock, Clank, Dimwit, Clunk, Whirligig, Zippy, and Cusser. They don't really put in too much of an appearance in the book which was kind of sad to me. Although, Dimwit and Cusser do and I love them both, especially Dimwit, but I have always loved those two dwarves they are acting as :)
Then this dude named Dane drops in on the planet.. literally, he crashes. Sooooooo... Essie decides to be nice and fix his ride for him. Well.. this, that and the other happens.. and he kidnaps Essie and Dimwit and Cusser are a long for the ride.
Dane says he's taking Essie back to Windsong because her dad is a prisoner there. Essie's father took all of the Elites on the planet as prisoners, blaming them for her kidnapping. Essie is very sad about this and had no idea as info on Thanda is limited. Anyway, they make some stops along the way on some other planets to finish fixing the ship. Oh...and.. Dane is an Elite and Essie is half Elite. What is an Elite you ask? You will just have to read the book to find out because I'm not telling you EVERYTHING!
There are a lot of things that happen a long the way but I'm leaving those out. Let's just say at one point, Dane and Essie start to fall in love :) Hey, it's a fairy tale, don't like it.. tough!
They get some plans together with some peeps and head on over to Windsong. Essie puts on a show about being kidnapped and left in Thanda etc, and that she saved Dane and he's sworn his life to her. Her father is so happy to see her, but well all know the evil queen.. IS NOT.
There is a point where a poison apple is involved, not in the way you think.
Some really sad things happen. I cried a little, don't judge me! Some good evil things happen, depending on how you look at them, and there is a royal wedding :) Hoorah!
I cried at that part ↑
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