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Princess of the Silver Woods

Princess of the Silver Woods

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by Jessica Day George
     
 

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When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor's twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble

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When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor's twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it's not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit may be an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse.

The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a new twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greta Holt
Petunia was only seven when she and her sisters were forced to dance with unwelcome suitors in the Kingdom Under Stone. Rescued from the kingdom years ago, the sisters have moved on with their lives. Petunia, the youngest sister, is sixteen, an excellent shot, and a determined girl. But she and her sisters are beginning to have terrible nightmares of the princes below the ground. In the final book of George's trilogy, the evil suitors find a portal to the real world and devise a way to try to kidnap the sisters. Petunia falls in love with a real world bandit who is an earl. Rose and Poppy, heroines of former princess books, support their husbands. Magic is brought into play, and the evil doers receive their just desserts. Petunia is spunky and positive, but the character does not focus on obvious details, such as the duchess's involvement with the prison under the ground. Her good earl Oliver is given an attractive voice, and it would be interesting for readers to spend more time with him. The book does pull all threads of the trilogy together neatly. It is difficult, though, to force one plot to do so much heavy lifting. Readers may become frustrated with explanations of the earlier relationships among people, evil spirits, and wars. Fans of George's reframing of the twelve dancing princesses fairy tale, though, will be pleased with the ending. Third in the "Twelve Dancing Princesses" series. Reviewer: Greta Holt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619631267
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/10/2013
Series:
Twelve Dancing Princesses Series
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
90,164
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

JESSICA DAY GEORGE is the author of Princess of Glass and Princess of the Midnight Ball as well as three novels in the Dragon Slippers series, and Tuesdays at the Castle. Originally from Idaho, she studied at Brigham Young University and was a movie store clerk, a bookseller, and a school office lady before becoming a writer.
www.jessicadaygeorge.com

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