Maleficent was a different sort of faerie. For one thing, she was raised by all the Fair Folk after her parents were killed. For another, she believed there had to be some good in everyone, even humans. Happy and spirited, Maleficent was beloved by all who knew her. That is, until she experienced the ultimate betrayal by a trusted friend. Enraged and embarking on a quest for vengeance, Maleficent must forge her own path in the world to make sense of it all. And while she learns to harness her great powers, the forces against her only grow stronger. The question is, who really is the evil one in this fairy tale?
This novelization both explores and expands upon the complex world and characters created so beautifully by the team who worked on the film. At its heart, Maleficent is a story about the sentiment behind the age-old saying "The difference between a hero and a villain often depends on perspective."