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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • eBook ISBN:9781624885754

The Masked Matador

A Princess Rose Story

by May Constenla Nuñez

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Overview
Princess Rose spends a lonely life in the castle, fiercely protected by her father, the King. Rose, however, is a spirited girl who soon finds a way to escape from the castle and makes friends with a bull, a rooster, and a farmer’s boy named Juan. Juan teaches Rose to sword fight and the pair have many exciting adventures together, eventually defending the kingdom from Rose’s evil uncle Adolfo who is plotting to overthrow the king. Exotic lands, bloodthirsty villains, lovable animals and a cast of characters that will enthral young readers: The Masked Matador is a thrilling introduction to the world of Princess Rose.
Description
After losing her mother and brother in a dreadful accident, Rose, the princess of Spain, spends a lonely life in the castle fiercely protected by her father, King Felipe. Rose, however, is a spirited girl who soon finds a way to escape from the castle. Along the way she makes friends with a bull, a rooster, and a farmer’s boy named Juan. The boy teaches Rose to sword fight and together they have many adventures, which ultimately lead them to a bullring where things go terribly wrong. Unfortunately, the king finds out about this escapade and Juan is banished from the kingdom with his father. Years pass and Princess Rose grows more determined to follow her own path, as she continues her training in secret. Her father’s kingdom is full of unrest, organized by his evil younger brother, Adolfo, who wants to be king himself. Rose knows she must do something to help her father and she quickly thinks up a plan. So that no one can recognize her, Rose wears the costume of a bullfighter and becomes known as The Masked Matador, fighting and defeating all the criminals who cross her path. In a surprising twist, Rose’s childhood friend, Juan, returns as a grown man and becomes the head of the king’s army. Despite the Masked Matador’s help to the kingdom, King Felipe has commanded her capture. Juan goes after Rose in her disguise, corners her and finds out the princess’s secret. She persuades Juan to keep her identity hidden and to let her help him restore order in the kingdom. The two friends become closer making Ana, Rose’s cousin, jealous with rage and almost killing Rose and Juan as a result. King Felipe realizes he can no longer look after Rose. As she is about to turn eighteen, he decides Rose will be married and have a husband to protect her. At the birthday ball to find her husband, the king is kidnapped by his brother. It is then up to Rose and Juan to team up once again in an attempt to save him. Will Rose get to her father in time and at long last gain the approval she has always craved? Or will she lose everything she has worked so hard to protect? Will Juan and Rose finally admit they have feelings for each other? What has happened to the bull and the rooster in all the excitement? Exotic lands, bloodthirsty villains, lovable animals and a cast of characters that will enthral young readers: The Masked Matador is a thrilling introduction to the world of Princess Rose.
About the author
May Constenla Nuñez was born in Yonkers, N.Y. and raised in Miami, Fl. where she had many exciting adventures with her brother and two sisters. She grew up with a passion for writing, drawing and creating funny plays for her family. As a young girl, she always dreamt of visiting other lands and trying new experiences. So when she turned eighteen, with the support of her loving parents, she traveled to Holland to train in martial arts and then Yosemite, Ca. to explore rock climbing. Eventually, her passion for acting landed her back in her birthplace of New York, where she studied theater at The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts, receiving an A.A. May currently lives in Los Angeles, Ca. where she met and married her very own Juan. She lives her life doing what she loves: painting, acting (which has taken her to amazing places like Iceland, Fiji and Europe) and, of course, writing. The Masked Matador “A Princess Rose Story” is her first book, which she hopes will inspire her thirteen nieces and nephews and all others to truly follow their dreams.
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