Araminta

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
In disgrace for what she sees as a minor transgression, Araminta, the spirited Princess of Dilkara, is being sent on a Merit Quest. And all to prove herself worthy of marriage to Prince Aurik of Kriegvald, a man who she has never met and whose very name she loathes.

Furious and humiliated, Araminta sets out on a dangerous journey. In an adventure which will test her spirit and cunning to the limit, she must face ogres, Aelves, goblins and even a dragon to collect the Quest Trove before her time runs out.

Against enormous odds - and despite the interference of the irritating Ryder, soldier of Kriegvald - Princess Araminta must show she is not only the equal of any Prince but also a fitting ruler of the Kingdom of Dilkara.

Table of Contents

In Disgrace

Submitted: December 11, 2014

“You have gone too far this time, Araminta!” Anger animated King Humphrey’s normally sombre face. He marched up to his daughter... Read Chapter

The Godsmother

Submitted: December 11, 2014

Araminta stared ahead. She watched her beautiful Godsmother’s reflection in the mirror as Euphemia wrenched the brush through her hair,... Read Chapter

The Tower

Submitted: December 11, 2014

Araminta woke slowly, her head feeling groggy and heavy. A small, warm nose nuzzled her cheek and a paw pulled at her hair. “Hey Sc... Read Chapter

The Soldier

Submitted: December 11, 2014

There had been little point in hurrying down from the Tower after all. No sooner had Araminta stepped off the last stair than her Godsmot... Read Chapter

The Feast

Submitted: December 14, 2014

By the time the feast began, the hour had grown late and Araminta was once again dizzy with exhaustion. She so rarely left her Tower room... Read Chapter

The King Of Kriegvald

Submitted: December 14, 2014

Araminta tried to turn her head. “My Father has agreed to this?” Her Godsmother kept a firm grip on her hair, stopping her from turni... Read Chapter

The Agreement

Submitted: December 17, 2014

“How wicked of your Father to allow this to happen!” Araminta was taken aback by her Godsmother’s open hostility to King Humphr... Read Chapter

The Quest

Submitted: December 17, 2014

“Scrappy!” The hour grew late and Araminta couldn’t find her little dog. She would have to leave soon but she didn’t want to go w... Read Chapter

Ryder : Soldier Of Kriegvald

Submitted: December 19, 2014

The arrow left her bow and found its target. The hare dropped without ever realising death had stalked it. Araminta pulled the arrow free... Read Chapter

Sir Royston

Submitted: December 19, 2014

Araminta sighed in relief when the inn finally came into view. She had been in the saddle for hours and was ready for that hot bath and d... Read Chapter

The Ogre

Submitted: December 22, 2014

The Ogre Araminta sat down to take a break. Climbing up into the mountains on foot was hard work but at least she was no longer encum... Read Chapter

Faery And The Veil

Submitted: December 22, 2014

Araminta was warm and content. She had eaten her supper and was now warming herself by the fire. Despite nearly dying at the hands of... Read Chapter

The Aelven Mine

Submitted: December 29, 2014

Araminta hurt all over. Her back and arms ached from shovelling rocks. She was working in a huge cavern alongside dozens of boys who had ... Read Chapter

The Waterfall

Submitted: December 29, 2014

She woke slowly, her senses tuned to the pain in her upper body.  Drowsily, she shifted position and sank deeper into the warmth... Read Chapter

The Goblins

Submitted: January 06, 2015

“Have you been to Kriegvald before?” Araminta jerked guiltily. She had been concentrating on the feel of Ryder’s muscles beneath he... Read Chapter

Will O' The Wisp

Submitted: January 06, 2015

The moon, which had been lighting her way, disappeared behind a cloud and plunged Araminta into near pitch darkness. “Please do not... Read Chapter

Sylva Of The Forest

Submitted: January 09, 2015

Goddess Tutela, I beseech thee, Return the Charms of the Blessings to me. Goddess Tutela, I beseech thee, Return the Charms o... Read Chapter

Kindness Of Strangers

Submitted: January 09, 2015

They rode in silence. As she sat behind Dal, Araminta worried about what she should do. She was torn between her need to continue the... Read Chapter

Paralla's Tears

Submitted: January 13, 2015

The water was so cold. Araminta knelt naked in the shallow waters. Her legs had grown numb from kneeling in it for so long and her sk... Read Chapter

The Sirens

Submitted: January 13, 2015

The Sirens sighed sadly. “Oh my! She was doing so well.” “But look how small she is!” “Yes - and just a mortal too.... Read Chapter

The Amulet

Submitted: January 21, 2015

Araminta entered the Caves of Moori just as the sun was going down. She had timed it perfectly. Sunlight poured through the opening, sett... Read Chapter

Flying

Submitted: January 21, 2015

“Don’t touch me.” Araminta walked away. She greeted Willing and Balta, telling them how good they had been to wait. “They... Read Chapter

The Pixies!

Submitted: January 24, 2015

Music wakes her; a soft, juicy melody wraps around her and her hungry lips taste its plumpness; her helpless hips roll to its beat. S... Read Chapter

King Humphrey

Submitted: January 24, 2015

“Where has everyone gone?” King Humphrey had been wandering the Palace corridors for some time. He had woken up and, for the firs... Read Chapter

The Ignis

Submitted: January 30, 2015

Araminta was running out of time. She had only a few days left to complete the Quest and she was still a long way from Fire Mountain. ... Read Chapter

The Ignis

Submitted: January 30, 2015

Araminta was running out of time. She had only a few days left to complete the Quest and she was still a long way from Fire Mountain. ... Read Chapter

Phlox Wyvern

Submitted: January 30, 2015

Araminta sent up a prayer to Valor, God of Courage. If she must die this day, she wished it to be a brave and noble death, especially as ... Read Chapter

Return To Dilkara

Submitted: February 04, 2015

“Your Majesty, I have word from Dilkara,” Sir Aedelsten announced. “King Humphrey is missing. He has not been seen in over a week.... Read Chapter

The Faery King

Submitted: February 04, 2015

The inside of the Palace was proving to be as deserted as the outside. Ryder and his men had split up to search the halls and corridors b... Read Chapter

The Reckoning

Submitted: February 09, 2015

The servants had returned to the Palace. Above and below stairs, everyone was busily hurrying to and fro but Araminta was oblivious t... Read Chapter

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