Wildwood Dancing, Book 1

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Random House Children's Books, Mar 25, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 312 pages
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High in the Transylvanian woods, at the castle Piscul Draculi, live five daughters and their doting father. It's an idyllic life for Jena, the second eldest, who spends her time exploring the mysterious forest with her constant companion, a most unusual frog. But best by far is the castle's hidden portal, known only to the sisters. Every Full Moon, they alone can pass through it into the enchanted world of the Other Kingdom. There they dance through the night with the fey creatures of this magical realm.

But their peace is shattered when Father falls ill and must go to the southern parts to recover, for that is when cousin Cezar arrives. Though he's there to help the girls survive the brutal winter, Jena suspects he has darker motives in store. Meanwhile, Jena's sister has fallen in love with a dangerous creature of the Other Kingdom--an impossible union it's up to Jena to stop.

When Cezar's grip of power begins to tighten, at stake is everything Jena loves: her home, her family, and the Other Kingdom she has come to cherish. To save her world, Jena will be tested in ways she can't imagine--tests of trust, strength, and true love.


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User Review  - beckakw - LibraryThing

I absolutely LOVE this book. Readers follow five sisters who every month travel to the Wildwood and dance with the magical creatures that live there. The tale is narrated by Jena who has her own ... Read full review

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User Review  - electrascaife - LibraryThing

A re-telling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses story, and a thumpin' good one. Set in the Carpathian Mountains, it has dancing young ladies, fairy folk, Night People, good guys in disguise, bad guys ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
30
Section 3
58
Section 4
79
Section 5
101
Section 6
150
Section 7
171
Section 8
200
Section 11
292
Section 12
312
Section 13
342
Section 14
357
Section 15
384
Section 16
401
Section 17
404
Section 18
406

Section 9
244
Section 10
271
Section 19
408
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About the author (2008)

Juliet Marillier is the author of several highly popular fantasy novels for adults, including the Sevenwaters Trilogy and the Bridei Chronicles. This is her first novel for teen readers. She lives in Australia.


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