Princess of the Midnight Ball (Twelve Dancing Princesses)

Princess of the Midnight Ball (Twelve Dancing Princesses)

Jessica Day George

Language: English

Pages: 304

ISBN: 1599904551

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Rose is one of twelve princesses forced to dance through the night in an underground palace. The key to breaking the spell lies in magic knitting needles, an invisibility cloak, and―of course―true love. Inspired by "The Twelve Dancing Princesses,"this novel is as captivating as it is fresh. Enchanted readers are sure to clamor for the new companion, Princess of Glass, also publishing this season.

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to be displayed for a brief time, but otherwise they were purely for “floral experimentation,” as her father called it. Besides which, this Bretoner prince was getting on Rose’s nerves. His obnoxious laughter and alarming teeth were only the half of it. He peppered his conversation with clumsily suggestive remarks, and clearly thought himself quite the gallant. Rose’s sisters had all managed to flee after only a few minutes in his presence, leaving Rose to entertain Alfred on her own. She

with similar needles, but those needles had been wood and much narrower. These were thicker, of softly gleaming silver that reminded her of something she couldn’t quite put her finger on. Even more fascinating was what he was knitting: he was making a chain out of black wool. She counted eight links so far, all neatly interlocked. He saw her looking and smiled, and she raised her eyebrows, trying to ask what on earth a wool chain was for. He just smiled even broader and cast on the stitches for

the entrance to the underground realm where they dance at night. There is a gate the princesses must pass through….” His voice trailed off. The idea seemed so foolish now. “Do you know anything that would help?” Fingering the chain, Anne shook her head, and Galen’s heart sank. It was true: she was completely innocent of her charges’ midnight activities. But her next words turned Galen’s pity for her imprisonment to anger. “This feels so flimsy. I don’t know that it will be enough to hold Under

dancers. They stared at the princess as she danced wildly across the gleaming floor. They could not see Galen, and as they passed Lily he heard her gasp that Rose was acting mad. Rose heard too, and laughed harder. Galen leaned close to her ear. “Could the king come aboveground?” The question sobered Rose but couldn’t keep the sparkle out of her eyes. “No. The king cannot leave here, ever.” “I can seal the gate in the morning,” Galen told her. “You will never have to dance again!” “The stairs

silver twigs, and cast it on the water, praying for a bridge of some sort. No bridge formed. The twig sank into the black waves and Galen kicked the sand in rage. He started to walk along the edge of the shore, the black castle always looming in the corner of his eye. To the right, a few of the silver trees had sprung up right at the water’s edge. He shoved at one of them, trying to see how securely rooted in the loose sand it was. There was no time to make a raft, though, and the tree didn’t

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