A twisty romantic fantasy Fairytale which combines three fairy tales together, the sleeping beaty, the twelve swans and The whipping boy. A witch curses the king and his heir because she did not get what she wanted. The boy is sent to live with an old woman and her boy, who believes the prince was his brother. He is the whipping boy who takes the beating for the prince, the one who secretly tends to a magic swan whom his brother wounded, and finally ends up rescuing a sleeping beauty whom he falls in love with and eventually lives happily ever after.
This book is like a recap of many fairy tales. There are twists and turns, but overall you can relate back to the original fairy tales. I enjoyed the book.