The whole glittering world of princesses, princes, and dragons has been turned upside down, but somehow, due to the refreshing talent of Joseph Schrank and his gifted illustrator, Vasilu, it glitters all the more. The heroine of this romance is a not too beautiful princess. The hero, a lazy prince who has been commissioned to rescue someone from a dragon and marry her. The villain is a worn out dragon who agrees to harbour the princess in his castle for a price as long as she doesn't disturb his orderly routine. The result, a world in which the peculiar alloy of fantasy and realism result in a story to enthrall both parents and children.