The Fantasy of Reading

Having your own fantasy bookshelf.

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The Thirteenth Princess: The Twelve Dancing Princesses, with one extra!

Once upon a time, when I planned my blogging schedule, I’d wanted to do either Physik, the third in Septimus Heap, or Forest of Secrets, a sequel to Fire and Ice. Sadly, I couldn’t get to the library over the weekends, so I’ve cozied up with another fairy tale twist. This one’s called the Thirteenth Princess. The twelve princesses are the damsels in distress, but it takes their brave thirteenth sister to save them all. A fantasy fit for a Fantasy Bookshelf!

The Thirteenth Princess: The servant princess

Zita isn’t a princess, not one of the blond-haired, blue-eyed, beautiful girls who lived in the tall towers, way out of reach of a simple scullery maid. She had ugly red curls, and her green eyes was nowhere near the clear aquamarine of her sisters’. But Cook isn’t one to lie, and caught whispered conversations confirmed Zita’s relation to the legendary princesses. To her delight, she was welcomed among her sisters and the week passed in anticipation of the Sunday meetings through the dumbwaiters. But when her sister start acting strangely, is she up to the task to save them, and can she?