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The Princess and the Bear

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 5, Adult
Page count: 29


Orson Scott

Appeared in

The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 7

Story Summary

When King Ethelred forms a friendship with a stranger named The Bear, the princess immediately hates him thinking that his counsel is making her father weak. It takes the death of her father and her ascension to the throne to understand the gentle, wise and mysterious nature of The Bear.