“From a memory deep inside her, so faint it only held sounds and slips of color, a tiny, three-year-old Azalea wailed, “Papa.”
In this retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses “Azalea and her younger sisters dance in the mysterious silver forest every night, escaping from the sadness of the palace and their father’s grief. What they don’t understand—although as time passes they begin to get an inkling of the danger they are in—is that the mysterious and dashing Keeper is tightening his snare with deadly purpose. Luckily, Azalea is brave and steadfast. Luckily, a handsome young army captain also has his eye on Azalea.”
If you enjoy a good fairy tale. One full of beauty and compelling twists this is one to pick up. The interactions between the sisters will keep you laughing, and the descriptions of the dances the girls learn will have you thinking back to every ballet move you ever learned.
I found myself immersed in the lush and wondrous world that Heather Dixon created in Entwined. It gave me the fairytale I wanted, the mystery I craved, and the romance my bookworm self had been looking for.
In a way.. you get a combination of fairy tales in this one. Magic Mirrors, and enchanted Teapot, ballroom dancing handsome men sweeping Princesses off their feet… a fun an mesmerizing combination!
Excuse me … I have to go practice my Shwlswig curtsy now..
” Azalea’s feet took over and she dipped into a curtsy before her mind fully realized it. It flowed from the balls of her feet to her fingertips in one rippled movement and a rustle of skirts. She disappeared into a poof of crinolines.”
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