The Gentle Monster: An Enchanted Fairy Tale

A fractured fairy tale for lovers of beauty and the beast.


Samrath is a gentle monster who lives in the forest healing woodland creatures and performing good deeds. After Samrath’s mother is slain by a hunter’s arrow, he must decide whether he chooses revenge or forgiveness. When his father claims the hunter’s sister—a beautiful princess—as retribution for his wife’s death, he insists Samrath eat the young woman. Yet Samrath finds her too lovely to destroy.


Also, he doesn’t eat people. Samrath’s father keeps the princess as their prisoner instead.


In the process of falling in love with a princess horrified by his monstrous form, Samrath struggles to understand the difference between what he wants and what he needs to heal his ailing heart.


Can he figure this out in time before the princess’s plot to destroy him comes to fruition?


This is a sweet and clean love story for readers who believe monsters deserve happy endings too!


The Gentle Monster is one of many short stories and novellas that take place in The Chronicles of Forget-Me-Not Forest.