"You may think you know this story. There's a young queen, about to be married. There are some good, brave, hardy dwarves; a castle, shrouded in thorns; and a princess, cursed by a witch, so rumour has it, to sleep forever. But no one is waiting for a noble prince to appear on his trusty steed here. This fairy tale is spun with a thread of dark magic, which twists and truns and glints and shined. A queen might just prove herself a hero, if a princess needs rescuing..."--Inside dust jacket flap.