The Language of Roses

(8 customer reviews)



Out now and available direct from us or wherever fine books are sold!

A Beauty. A Beast. A Curse. This is not the story you know.

Join author Heather Rose Jones on a new and magical journey into the heart of a familiar fairytale. Meet Alys, eldest daughter of a merchant, a merchant who foolishly plucks a rose from a briar as he flees from the home of a terrifying fay Beast and his seemingly icy sister. Now Alys must pay the price to save his life and allow the Beast, the once handsome Philippe, to pay court to her.

But Alys has never fallen in love with anyone; how can she love a Beast? The fairy Peronelle, waiting in the woods to see the culmination of her curse, is sure that she will fail. Yet, if she does, Philippe’s sister Grace and her beloved Eglantine, trapped in an enchanted briar in the garden, will pay a terrible price. Unless Alys  can find another way…

This is the third volume of the Queen of Swords Press Mini Series.

Additional information


ebook, paperback

8 reviews for The Language of Roses

  1. Queen of Swords (verified owner)

    Haunting and beautifully written.
    Staff review

  2. Queen of Swords (verified owner)

    A Cat. A Book. A Cup of Tea Book Blog says Language of Roses is “A lyrical, original, queer take on Beauty and the Beast, perfect for those who love historical retellings and thought-provoking emotional journeys.” Read the rest of the review here.

  3. Queen of Swords (verified owner)

    RunAlong the Shelves Book Blog says:
    The Language of Roses is a highly enjoyable read, perfect for an afternoon read in the garden.” Read the rest of the review here.

  4. Queen of Swords (verified owner)

    James Nicoll Reviews says: “Retelling folk tales runs the risk of, well, retelling folk tales. New words but the same essential elements. Jones’ version keeps enough of the well-known plot to be familiar, while taking the narrative on an unexpected tangent. I was suitably surprised.” Read the entire review here.

  5. Queen of Swords (verified owner)

    “If you are always searching for that elusive read, that different and compelling story then this is a good one to add to your collection.” Sheena, The Lesbian Review. Read the entire review here.

  6. Loraine (verified owner)

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this captivating rendition of a familiar tale that branches off into as many twists and turns as the Eglantine bramble itself.

  7. Queen of Swords (verified owner)

    “if you’re a fan of fairy tales retold, especially when the author weaves queer elements in so deftly that you might swear they’d always been there, you will enjoy The Language of Roses!”

  8. Queen of Swords (verified owner)

    “Matters are not resolved in the way I anticipated. To say more of the ending would rob you of the discovery, but suffice it to say that everything comes to a very satisfying conclusion. I would highly recommend The Language of Roses for anyone who loves a fractured fairy tale, beautiful language, and lush mystery.” J.Z. Weston, Luna Station Quarterly.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *