|Betrothed, the (1968) [Short Story]|
by Tanith Lee
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Genesta is terrified of marrying the man her father has chosen for her- Lord Tyrant of Chiara and Forcenza. She knows nothing about him, but still fears her future. Matters only gets worse when she discovers she's in love with Lorenzo de Cerini. They try to elope, but are stopped by Lord Tyrant's men. Genesta is locked in the Lord's fortress, while Lorenzo meets a terrible fate.
(Reworded synopis from Daughter of the Night bibliography)
A rewritten and expanded version of this story appears as part of the novel A Bed of Earth.
Original title: The Betrothed
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Fantasy and Science Fiction Romance→ Fantasy