From a life filled with heartache and hardship, comes an unmatched beauty destined for a fairy-tale ending: Pear Blossom, a young Korean girl, leads a happy life with her parents―until her mother dies and her father remarries. Her new wicked stepmother and stepsister make Pear Blossom the victim of their cruelty. They give her the nickname Pigling, or little pig, and do everything they can to torture her. But soon, magical creatures come to Pear Blossom’s aid―and one day, the girl meets a handsome magistrate. Will Pear Blossom’s luck change for the better? Or is she destined to suffer at her stepfamily’s hands forever?
<p><strong>Dan Jolley </strong>began writing professionally at the age of 19. Since starting out in comic books, he has worked for DC (<em>Firestorm</em>), Marvel (<em>Dr. Strange</em>), Dark Horse (<em>Aliens</em>), and Image (<em>G.I. Joe</em>). He later branched out into licensed-property novels (<em>Star Trek</em>), film novelizations (<em>Iron Man</em>), and original novels, including the urban fantasy series Five Elements and the Audible Original <em>House of Teeth</em>. Working with Erin Hunter, he has scripted the manga stories set in the Warriors universe. Dan lives with his wife Tracy and a handful of largely inert felines in northwest Georgia. Readers can learn more about him at www.danjolley.com.</p>