Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn

Weyn, Suzanne. The Night Dance. New York: Simon Pulse, 2005.

Rowena is the youngest of twelve sisters. Since her mother’s disappearance when she was just a baby, her father Sir Ethan has confined his daughters to their manor house grounds.

One day, Rowena finds a crack in the garden wall. Her adventures beyond the wall lead to her true love, night dances with her sisters, the rescuing of her mother, and the restoration of happiness to her entire family.

Bedivere has been charged by his late King Arthur to return Excalibur to the lady of the lake. His quest leads him to Rowena.

What I thought: A lovely retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales (The Twelve Dancing Princesses or The Slippers that Were Danced to Pieces). I love how Weyn blends the fairy tale with Arthurian legends to give the reader a wholly unique tale.

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