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Twelve Dead Princesses is a dark retelling of the classic fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Shortly before Lark, soon-to-be-queen of Belmarros, comes of age, she and her eleven sisters fall ill. On the brink of death, they are saved by Sol, a tattooed stranger with powerful magic, and find themselves owing him a debt. Sol, however, is more than meets the eye, and ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published August 20th 2019 by The Telling Room
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Growing up, I devoured any retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses I could find. I loved the original fairy tale–the otherworldly balls and metallic forests, the mystery, the promise of sister relationships that weren’t simply evil stepsisters–but I always found the original rather lacking on details. Despite the title, the story focuses on a young soldier who marries the eldest princess, leaving the sisters themselves enigmatic blanks. Why did the sisters dancing, anyway? Where were they ...more
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