Young Adult Fantasy
Cast out by his own kind, and raised by creatures who wish only to use him, Rumpel longs for the one thing that has always been denied him—love. Spurned by the magical society for his imperfections, Rumpel searches the world over for someone who will accept him, only to be turned away time, and time again.
Eventually, Rumpel travels to the capital city of Germain, where he becomes enamoured with a beautiful young woman named Katrin. Rumpel can’t deny Katrin aid after her father weaves tales of her ability to spin straw into gold and garners the attention of the king himself.
Drawn into Katrin’s trials with the king, Rumpel realizes all he’s ever wanted is one deal away. If Katrin fails, his wish will come true, but should she succeed, he fears he will never have acceptance or love.