By Mercedes Lackey
Kidnapping Persephone must have been a simple job. yet within the Kingdoms, nothing's ever simple--and the incorrect blonde goddess is stolen through mistake, leaving Prince Leopold with out his new bride. not less than until eventually he braves the area of the useless to get her back...
A story of the 500 Kingdoms novella. formerly released within the Harvest Moon anthology.
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A Tangled Web (Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms) by Mercedes Lackey