The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines

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What would happen if an author went back to the darker themes of the original fairy tales for his plots, and then crossed the Disney princesses with Charlie's Angels? What's delivered is The Stepsister Scheme?a whole new take on what happened to Cinderella and her prince after the wedding. And with Jim C. Hines penning the tale readers can bet it won't be "and they lived happily ever after."


About Jim C. Hines

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Jim C. Hines has been a paid juggler, earned a black belt in two different marital arts, performed yo-yo tricks at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and lived with a brain-damaged squirrel. (Only three of those are true.) One of his earliest stories earned first place in the Writers of the Future contest. He’s published more than forty short stories as well as numerous fantasy novels, including the humorous Jig the Dragonslayer trilogy, the Princess series, which re-imagines traditional fairy-tale princesses as butt-kicking action heroines, and the Magic Ex Libris series, about a centuries-old secret society dedicated to the use and control of book magic. In 2012, he won the Hugo for Best Fan Writer. Jim lives in Michigan with his wife, two children, and an unstable number of pets. He can be found online at
Published December 17, 2008 by DAW. 356 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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(Mind you, Charlotte would’ve been glad to kill Danielle, had it worked.) Queen Beatrice (“Bea” for short, Armand’s mother), Lorindar’s spymaster, initially decides to send Talia and Snow to rescue Armand, but Danielle argues her way onto the team.

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Grasping For The Wind

The kind of story you will find in the pages of The Stepsister Scheme is a rousing tale of sword and sorcery, set in the world of fairytales we all love, with equal parts humor and despair.

Jan 05 2009 | Read Full Review of The Stepsister Scheme (PRINCE...

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