Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780062001030, 480pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2011
Come and mend your broken hearts here. In this retelling of the classic tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," the eldest princess must fight to save her family and her heart from an ancient dark magic within the palace walls. "Full of mystery, lush settings, and fully orbed characters, Dixon's debut is both suspenseful and rewarding." ALA Booklist
Just when Azalea should feel that everything is before her beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing it's taken away. All of it. And Azalea is trapped. The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. So he extends an invitation.
Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest, but there is a cost. The Keeper likes to keep things. Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late. "Readers who enjoy stories of royalty, romance, and magic will delight in Dixon's first novel." Publishers Weekly
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“Full of mystery, lush settings, and fully orbed characters, Dixon’s debut is both suspenseful and rewarding.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“Readers who enjoy stories of royalty, romance, and magic will delight in Dixon’s first novel.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Dixon balances the suspense with generous helpings of humor and sparkling dialogue…[A] charming, romantic story, told with a light touch.”