Prince Althelstan has been ordered by his father to marry a
princess but the only one available is two years old. Not
willing to wait that long, he follows clues that lead to a
castle where all the denizens are in an enchanted slumber.
When he gets there he finds three sleeping princes who need
a princess to wake them up.
Althelstan returns to his home to ask his adventurous
cousin Lady Vevila to come with him and kiss the three
princes. Always game for some derring-do, she agrees. When
they arrive at sleeping castle, the witch who cast the
spell on the princes says Vevila must pass a princess
test. She does from a dwarf named Rumpelstiltskin who
wants her to kiss a frog. The situation quickly goes
downhill from there.
NEVER AFTER is a whimsical and light-hearted fantasy that
satirizes the fairy tales that most readers have heard when
they were growing up. The audience will love this magical
tale due in large part to the characters that come from
various well-known fairy tales. Rebecca Lickiss is a
refreshing voice in the fantasy genre.