The Night Dance
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 22nd 2005
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 193
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
, Fairy Tale Retellings
Series: Once Upon A Time Fairytales
Mediocre mashup of Arthurian legend and Grimm. Too much telling, not enough showing, convenient magic, instalove, and irritatingly swoony princesses.
This was an interesting retelling of the Grimm Brothers' The Twelve Dancing Princesses, which took the original fairy tale and combined it with Arthurian legend, making the boy who figures out the mystery behind the girls' worn out shoes one of Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. In this story, the...
READ THE FULL REVIEW HEREThe 12 daughters of Sir Ethan have been locked up since the disappearance of their mother long ago.Bedivere is the last night of the Round Table, and is on a quest to find the Lady of the Lake & return Excalibur to her.Rowena, the youngest of the 12, starts having strange dr...
I really enjoyed reading this book. It’s short, quick, fun and exciting.I expected this to be a retelling of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” as said on the cover. What I didn’t expect is the whirling in of another lore such as the “Lady of the Lake” well known from the tales of King Arthur. It was i...
The Night Dance is a wonderful combination of the fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and King Arthur legend. I was captivated at the first page, but at the same time wondering how the author could successfully tell this story and use the death of King Arthur and the sole remaining knight Be...