|Author: Heather Dixon|
|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 is that the dashing Keeper is tightening his snare with deadly purpose.|
From the Publisher:
Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.
The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And 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.
Heather Dixon's retelling of the classic fairy tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" creates a richly build world with plentiful dark corners. The eldest of twelve princesses, Azalea is left in desperate straits when her mother dies and her father, the King, abandons his daughters for grief and war. With strict instructions that they don black and give up frivolous activities, the princesses are at a loss. They love dancing, and Azalea's discovery of a secret passageway to a silver forest where the girls can dance to their hearts' content is thrilling. However, a sinister man called the Keeper allows them entrance, and his sympathy for their plight soon transforms into something much more frightening.