The Night Dance A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses

The Night Dance A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses[Read] ➭ The Night Dance A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses By Suzanne Weyn – Under the stars in a secret world Rowena the youngest of twelve sisters loves to slip out of the castle at night and dance in a magical forest Soon she convinces her sisters to join her When Sir Ethan Under the stars in a secret Dance A PDF ↠ world Rowena the youngest of twelve sisters loves to slip out of The Night Kindle - the castle at night and dance in a magical forest Soon she convinces her sisters to join her When Night Dance A PDF/EPUB ì Sir Ethan notices that his daughters' slippers look tattered every morning he is certain they've been sneaking out So Night Dance A Retelling of Kindle - he posts a challenge to all the suitors in the kingdom The first man to discover where his daughters have been is free to marry the one he choosesMeanwhile a handsome young knight named Bedivere is involved in a challenge of his own to return the powerful sword Excalibur to a mysterious lake While looking for the lake Bedivere meets the beautiful Rowena and falls for her Bedivere knows that accepting Sir Ethan's challenge is the only opportunity for him to be with Rowena forever But this puts both Bedivere and Rowena in a dangerous situationone in which they risk their lives for a chance at love.

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The Night Dance A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing
  • Paperback
  • 193 pages
  • The Night Dance A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses
  • Suzanne Weyn
  • English
  • 06 September 2014
  • 9781416905790

10 thoughts on “The Night Dance A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses

  1. Valerie says:

    This was a good book It was all nice and sweet Just like every other book in the series true love prevails above all Rowena is a good protagonist and Sir Bedivere is all you want in your knight in shining armor I like the the story of the 12 dancing princesses and the way Weyn portrays the story is done well But I couldn't get over the fact that out of all the 12 sisters Rowena just has to be the most beautiful as well as the most adventurous and the only daughter with the second sight Also Sir Bedivere just has to be the most handsome of all the knights aside from Arthur who dies There is only one sister you really get to know other than Rowena This is due to how short it is so its forgivableThere isn't as much rising action as I would've hoped for The struggle was just too easy for me I like it when the characters have to work really hard to finally find there happiness It makes it all the sweeter and it makes me feel like the characters are strong and they really deserve it Its not that Rowena and Bedivere don't deserve happiness because they are good people but I felt like they just got it so easily The ending resolves everything The good guys win and the bad guys lose There is magic love and revenge so its a good read

  2. Cara says:

    In all honesty after I finished reading this I could think of was huh? Don't misinterpret me this is not a bad huh just I kind of confused oneThis time around I did have some background of the original tale from reading Jessica Day George's Princess of the Midnight Ball Highly recommended But on to this retelling Suzanne Weyn in her other retellings always relies on a historical setting to place the fariy tales in In this one she incorporated the well known Arthurian legends That was a totally good move on her part It weaved well in the story because we see her version of the life behind the mysterious Lady of the Lake which in this tale turns out to be the mother of the dancing princesses Ok this is going to be an irrational irk on my part but it bothered me to no end that Rowena the focus of the book is the youngest of the sisters This shouldn't have bothered me but really she doesn't display too much of the characteristics of the youngest Then there is sweet Bedivere that is simply devoteful but I thought the whole soulmate bit was over done I mean really that fast? The most ridiculous thing is when their father sets up the contest that any man can marry one of his daughters if they solve the mystery behind the girls worn out slippers This is not what is ridiculous but he lets the men stay in a room beside theirs to solve the mystery Ummm maybe I'm really smart but shouldn't have he tried to do this exact thing himself first? I think it's kind of obvious but I get why it was done because that was the only way to have the adventure that ensuesIt was lovely though and the part where they go through the different forests was symbolic but a little too short Good but not great and that's why all I thought in the end was huh because I was expecting to love it since it had such good bones with the Arthurian legends to help it along Could have been better but still worth a read

  3. ♥Jessica, ♥Lady of the Library♥ says:

    Click here It's book stuff At the beginning of this book Everyone else around me at school and such Me Reading Middle and end of this bookEveryone else around me at school and such Me Reading Really what I'm trying to say is that at the beginning it was very tiring boring and not interesting But towards the end it got way better That's why it doesn't deserve 5 stars You don't get 5 stars when only 13 cf the book is good This book had the sound of an old fairy tale which is good because it is a retelling of one You know the usual people falling in love at first sight Evil spiritsI've actually seen a lot of people complaining about that but they should get over themselves What do you expect when you pick up a re telling of a fairy tale? JeezAlso the cover was pretty cool Seriously It's pretty amazingI don't have anything else to say I think I've elaborated enoughBut wait I forgot to tell you I tried to party with the others and it didn't end too well

  4. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    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 Bedivere's uest to return Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake Well Ms Weyn did an excellent jobThe Twelve Dancing Princesses has always been one of my favorite fairy tales I was excited to read a fantasy story built around this tale Ms Weyn preserved the aspects of this story that I really liked and gave them a different spin I found I wanted to know about the twelve princesses' dad Sir Ethan Colchester because we meet him and his wife Vivienne who happens to be the Lady of the Lake long before we meet the daughters It was interesting seeing how the girls' parents met and how this tied into the King Arthur myth They are both shown as sympathetic characters who have reasons for why their actions have led to the princesses being motherless and locked away from the world We also get to see the youngest daughter Rowena find true love with the sole remaining knight Bedivere Also we see one of the oldest daughters fall in love with a would be suitor who fails Sir Ethan's challenge to stay awake and see why his daughters' shoes are tattered every morning after being locked in their bedrooms And we get to see what becomes of the other ten daughters as well I don't want to tell you the whole story and give too much away It's short but a rewarding read especially if you like fairy retellings and King Arthur

  5. Joy says:

    I love fairytale retellings It's one of my favorite genres of books because unlike modern day stuff these kinds can take on a world of their own Rowena doesn't know a lot about what happened between her father and her mother When she was a baby her mother left and never returned and her father shut all 12 children in a castle They can have anything they want except the one thing they needfreedom But when the girls discover a secret passage hidden within the floor of their castle they explore and find so much than they ever intended And they might just find a way to free their mother from her watery prisonThis was a clean retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses which was interesting enough to keep reading but not good enough to remember The way the author weaves in other legends into this one had me confused and the romance was anything but Girl meets guy They start kissing and professing love to each other within the next five pagesThis book is appropriate for ages 13

  6. Melanie says:

    The Night Dance was a cute retelling I enjoyed this twist on The Twelve Dancing Princesses I felt bad for the mom and how she was trapped for so long The dad was a little crazy and I felt he went overboard trying to protect his daughtersThe ending was really good and I loved that true love won D

  7. Elevetha says:

    The 15 stars I gave this is purely for the ingenuity of mixing The Twelve Dancing Princesses with Arthurian mythsegends Other than that it's just a bad book It's badly done My review might be a little confusing My notes were a little hard to read soStoryThe Lady of the Lake Vivienne put a spell on fell in love with Sir Ethan and they had six sets of twins all girls When the eldest of the sets was 5 6 ish years old Vivienne left their cottage for a walk and never returned She managed to get herself trapped in the Lake that was moved underground and put a spell on by Morgan le Fay Sir Ethan was so afraid that something should happen to his girls that he built up and around the cottage and turned it into a manor and built a wall around it that the girls could never leave the limited grounds Other than themselves the girls grew up with no friends or social interaction There were also no boys around except for the stable boys etc which could account for the way that some of them meet a guy and poof they are in love Rowena the youngest of the girls being a curious thing yearning for something finds herself a way out of the wall and finds her mother's scrying bowl Also in the forest she sees Bedivere and he sees her in a visionream through use of Rowena's magical abilities that are not well thought out It is never explained well or at all After seeing Bedivere this is Rowena She had already fallen so deeply and inexplicably in love with him that his death was too terrible to be considered for even a momentBedivere just wants to pull the beautiful girl from his visionream to his side and kiss her Yep he's a real winnerMy reaction to both of these brainless twits The scrying bowl mentioned earlier allows Rowena see her mother trapped in the Lake but since she was baby when Vivienne left Rowena doesn't recognize her Using Vivienne's mute guidance and all of Eleanore's the eldest wits the 12 girls find a trap door with music emanating from within They dance their way down to tunnels and caves But they don't find their mother Morgan eventually send them suitors that dance them through the night This whole thing was Morgan's brainchild to get Excalibur which Bedivere has Don't worry he's coming So the girls return from their night of dancing with their slippers torn and dirty Ethan is outraged that they went to the OUTDOOR WOODS He locks them inside their room and it happens againAlso at this time Bedivere a Knight of the Round Table is on a uest to get Excalibur to the Lake He swore that he would do so to Arthur as it was Arthur's dying wishommand Bedivere finds his way to the manor but there is no lake He meets Rowena outside and literally less than two 2 pages later they are passionately kissing one another Insta love Aarrrggggghhhhhh displeased and grumpy After meeting him once Rowena's POV thinks How would she go on if she could never see him again? She simply could not endure life without the possibility of seeing him All that mattered now was Bedivere her love of the North Country What happened to getting to know one another They knew if you call it that one another for less than five minutes That is not love That is attraction and infatuation You have to know someone to truly love them And though they seemed to be willing to do anything for one another there was never any proof that they had forged a unbreakable bond and if they had how? It was not possible in the way it's written in the book In addition in all but ONE 1 scene Bedivere and Rowena kiss with desperate passion It's really annoying Ethan sets up the contest where a man will attempt to find out where they are going and how they are accomplishing escaping The girls put the first man to sleep with a potion Bedivere is next and Rowena warns him not to drink the potion And Bedivere conuers and Vivienne is set free and everybody is happy They kiss they dance I don't care The end Not recommended I would suggest Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George It's another retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses and far better It's awesome

  8. Merin says:

    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 girls are the daughter of a self made Count who met their mother near a lake in the forest The woman turns out to be Vivienne the Lady of the Lake and Arthur's aunt She's trapped in the lake by Morgan Le Fay causing Ethan the husband to think she left him This makes him extremely overprotective of his daughters whom he raises in a walled in manor houseI liked how the author switched the viewpoint of the narrator throughout although it did get kind of clunky in some spots Rowena the youngest daughter and Bevidere the Knight were my favorites though I've always had a problem with the lack of feeling that the sisters have for the men they end up tricking causing them to lose their lives and was glad that Weyn only had two men attempt it view spoilerand allowed both of them survive hide spoiler

  9. Grace Bittle says:

    So at first I was a little Ok a lot skeptical I mean it's The 12 Dancing Princesses meets The Knights of the Round Table you have to admit it sounds just about as good as Cheetos and milk weird right? But not all weird things have to be bad And this book just happens to be one of them

  10. Bnbookblog says:

    I was so excited about this book I'd read a couple of the books in the Once Upon a Time series and had enjoyed them The Storyteller's Daughter is just fantastic The story of the 12 Dancing Princesses is one of my all time favorites and I'm also a bit of a sucker for Arthurian legend I thought that combining the two would be fantastic Alas I was disappointed The story just never gelled It followed two characters who were separated and then came together but the way they met didn't really make sense The magics weren't well defined a problem for a fantasy novel because they weren't exactly Arthurian but then weren't like those in a typical fairy tale The combination made one of the central elements very confusing and took away from the book The plot was also a fusion that just didn't work Sometimes it felt that I needed to be thinking about Camelot yet at others I should have remembered the fairy tales I love fusions and twist on fairy tales but this time it just felt choppy It didn't blend together like it needed to Besides that it was predictable I didn't know exactly how everything was going to happen but I knew ahead of time what was going on I hate being able to guess a plot and I'm also really terrible at it and it really detracts from the story in my opinionThe characters were nothing remarkable The villain didn't seem that evil and the good characters were on the boring side I wanted depth and differences and found none The romance was so blah It was safe and typical complete with the whole true love is magnificent immediate and conuersheals all things message Maybe I'm just a cynic but I think that it's complicated than that I guess I'm also comparing this retelling with Jessica Day George's magnificent Princess of the Midnight Ball so it even weaker The writing wasn't that great so there was nothing to really save the book The dialogue was unsophisticated and Weyn tended to drop information on you like a brick There wasn't any nuanceI was saddened by this book I wanted it to be good and fun but it failed me If you want a better retelling of the same story grab the book by Jessica Day George that I mentioned because you won't regret it Unfortunately I can't say the same for this oneBook from Library

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