The Princess and Curdie
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By George MacDonald
The Princess and Curdie continues the adventures of Princess Irene and Curdie the miner’s son. Curdie is given a quest. He must travel to Gwyntystorm and there join with Princess Irene in saving the King from a sinister and deadly plot spun by the King’s own ministers. With the help of a magical gift from the great-great-grandmother’s fire-roses, Curdie has a secret power to discern who is a friend and who is an enemy. But the real power is in his heart and in the heart of the Princess: to do better, grow better, and be better, for only by the power of goodness will the King be saved. The Princess and Curdie is a timeless classic from George MacDonald, worth reading again and again and again.
“There is only one way I care for. Do better, and grow better, and be better.….” ~The Princess and Curdie
George MacDonald (1824–1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and clergyman. Recognized particularly for his fairy tales and fantasy novels, MacDonald inspired and influenced such literary masters as W.H. Auden, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and E. Nesbit.