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A Royal Gift

Roza Csergo

Story about:
love, magic, medieval


25 27 1059

#28 in Fantasy
#13 in Short stories

Ongoing: 29 Aug 3 pages

Publication: 29.08.2019 — ...
Contests: Once Upon a Time

Description of book "A Royal Gift"

A tale as old as time itself of a land you never heard of.
Yet it exists. Kronland is its name, a dominion under the rule of deceit.
What happened? How did an entire city get clouded in mystery?
What will become of it and its extorted people?
Will anyone be brave enough to right all the wrongs against them?

Hey guys,
This is my entry to the Once Upon a Time contest.
If you like it please give it a star, add it to your library and leave a comment.
Your support means the world to me.
Thank you so much for checking out my work.
Wish you all health and stamina to keep on thriving.

Comments on book:

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Twiggy 11.09.2019, 19:34:33

Ooooh, just gave it a quick look, and I'm already liking the look of it.
Really well done with the cover!
This one is definitely going into my library

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Roza Csergo 11.09.2019, 21:01:31

Roza Csergo, If you like action-adventure fantasy stories I welcome you to check out my ongoing book The Thunder Tournament. Thanks.

S.Ali 30.08.2019, 13:38:56

Love the cover, and the storyline. You are having a lovely inspiring quality of writing " they say the world is full of precious things" in my novel but you are the most precious writer, I have ever met.

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Roza Csergo 04.09.2019, 16:13:35

I'm forever grateful for your generous support.

Veronica S. Lawson 02.09.2019, 05:19:00

Sounds Interesting Roza. can't wait to find out what happens next. :)

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Roza Csergo 02.09.2019, 10:43:27

Thank you for checking out this story and for showing support.
I hope you participate as well.

Emma Swan 30.08.2019, 12:09:40

It's a story that I know also in a Romania version (The ballad of Master builder Manole - Balada Mesterului Manole), only the one that I know it's not a fairytale, but a poem. In the version that I know (and maybe you do too), this master builder and his 9 men are hired by Prince Radu the Black (the founder of Valachia) to build a monastery. What Manole was building during the day, by night was falling to the ground. Desperate to finish it, one night Manole had a dream in which he was told that, for the monastery to be built, he had to incorporate into its walls some person very loved by him or his masons. They agreed that the first wife who would come there with lunch for her husband the following day should be the one to be built into the walls of the monastery so that their art would last. The next day, Manole looked over the hills and sadly saw his wife, Ana (who was pregnant), coming from afar. She will be murdered for "the greater good", and the Prince will ask Manole to build another monastery bigger than this. Knowing what he had sacrificed for his art, Manole refuses and he and his masons will take their own life. The monastery exists - Curtea de Arges Monastery.

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Roza Csergo 30.08.2019, 12:49:57

Yes, I know this poem. We were thought this too in Romanian Language class. Also a sad tale. I'll do my best to create a cheerful short story using only a few of these elements.

Emma Swan 30.08.2019, 12:16:04

I love so much this legend from my country, and I'm so happy to see that Hungary has one too. I always felt so sorry for Ana, Manole's wife. So, let's see how you will retell this wonderful but sad story. I wait impatiently for the happy ending... or not... we shall see.
Roza, I wish you GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Roza Csergo 30.08.2019, 09:35:13

Ever since we learned it in school I wanted to change the story. The teachers made us memorise it. So by taking it to a different direction I'm sure I can create something quite original and pleasant to read. Enjoy. ♥

diamond46 30.08.2019, 03:54:20

So sad a story and I am so excited at how the author turns it to a happy one:-)

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Roza Csergo 30.08.2019, 08:45:30

Yes, this story begs for a cheerful adaptation. It's beed like this for centuries and I can't remember if anyone has made a happy story out of it.

Brad Emshwiller 30.08.2019, 00:52:01

I love folklore. Looking forward to your rendition.

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Roza Csergo 30.08.2019, 00:54:42

Thank you. I'll turn it completely upside down.

Steve Ringer 30.08.2019, 00:42:26

Good luck in the contest.

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Roza Csergo 30.08.2019, 00:52:08

Thank you kindly ♥

Ruechari 29.08.2019, 23:48:42

What an incredibly sad tale. I see you gave yourself quite the challenge for the retelling. Good luck!

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Roza Csergo 30.08.2019, 00:06:56

I'll do my best. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Zsuzsa Eigel 29.08.2019, 23:58:29

You make this story happy? Little boy not dies right?

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Roza Csergo 30.08.2019, 00:05:03

The boy won't die, but someone else will.
Thank you for reading.

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