The Princess and the Hound
by Mette Ivie Harrison
Eos Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0061131873
Date: 01 May 2007 List Price $17.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From publicity material: Prince George was born with a gift for communicating with animals. His talent is a highly guarded secret in a kingdom where those who posses animal magic are severely persecuted. As George matures and prepares to be king one day, he struggles to keep his secret buried within himself.
As one of his first steps towards becoming king of Kendel, George agrees to an arranged marriage to secure peace with the kingdom of Sarrey. Although he expects very little affection from his betrothed, Princess Beatrice is more cold and distant than any human being George has ever met. Her only and constant companion is a hound. George is convinced nothing will touch Beatrice's heart, but soon finds he can't help wanting to try. George and Princess Beatrice prepare for the marriage, as a danger arises in their kingdoms that threatens the lives of their citizens and peace.