Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who cursed a line of princesses to die, and could only be broken by true love’s kiss. The handsome prince. The happily-ever-after. Utter nonsense. Let me tell you, no one actually cares about what happens to our princesses. Princess Aurora is the last heir to the throne. The future queen her realm needs. One who isn’t bothered that I am the Dark Grace, abhorred and feared for the mysterious dark magic that runs in my veins. Aurora says I should be proud of my gifts. Even though it was a power like mine that was responsible for her curse. But with less than a year until that curse will kill her, any future I might see with Aurora is swiftly disintegrating. I want to help her. If my power began her curse, perhaps it’s what can lift it. Perhaps, together, we could forge a new world. But Aurora is the beautiful princess. And I am the villain.