Princess of the Midnight Ball (Hardcover)

By Jessica Day George

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781599903224, 288pp.

Publication Date: January 20, 2009

Advertisement

Description

A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn

Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all true love to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.

Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George's take on the Grimms' tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses "demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew.



About the Author

Jessica Day George is the author of "Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow," "Dragon Slippers," and its sequel, "Dragon Flight." Originally from Idaho, she studied at Brigham Young University and lived in Delaware and New Jersey before settling down in Salt Lake City, Utah. She had been a movie store clerk, librarian, bookseller, and school office lady before she got her big break. Jessica lives with her husband, their young son, and a five-pound Maltese named Pippin in a house that needs to be vacuumed much too often.

www.JessicaDayGeorge.com

www.dragonslippers.net
Advertisement