Thorn (Dauntless Path #1) (Hardcover)

By Intisar Khanani

HarperTeen, 9780062835703, 512pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (3/24/2020)
Compact Disc (3/24/2020)
Paperback (5/30/2012)
Paperback (5/15/2012)

List Price: 18.99*
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Hunted meets The Wrath and the Dawn in this bold fairytale retelling—where court intrigue, false identities, and dark secrets will thrill fans of classic and contemporary fantasy alike.

Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life, but when her mother betroths her to a powerful prince in a distant kingdom, she has little hope for a better future.

Until Alyrra arrives at her new kingdom, where a mysterious sorceress robs her of both her identity and her role as princess—and Alyrra seizes on the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl. 

But as Alyrra uncovers dangerous secrets about her new world, including a threat to the prince himself, she knows she can’t remain silent forever. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Alyrra is caught between two worlds, and ultimately must decide who she is and what she stands for.

Originally self-published as an ebook and now brought to life in hardcover with a refreshed design and completely revised text, Thorn also features an additional short story set in-world, The Bone Knife.

About the Author

Intisar Khanani resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. Visit her online at

Praise For Thorn (Dauntless Path #1)

Thorn is a lovely atmospheric fairytale fantasy about a girl and her found family. I loved it!”
— Gail Carriger, New York Times-bestselling author of the Parasol Protectorate and Finishing School series