The Dark King and the Eternal Dance

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The Dark King and the Eternal Dance: An Intertwined Retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses and of Hades and Persephone by Alesha Adamson (A Villain’s Ever After)

Rayna’s older sister is in love, but not with the man who is courting her. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Rayna decides to act. Six months of secrets balls had done nothing to temper the Dark King’s fearsome reputation. But better Rayna than her sister.

Drake desperately needs to restore his reputation by finding a bride. But convincing the crown princess of Danzari that he’s not a monster isn’t working. Her sister, on the other hand, might just be the one he needs, if only he sees her in time.

It took me a while to get into the story, but once I did, the characters captivated me. Rayna and Drake are perfectly matched and their romance was sweet to watch unfold. The world building was fantastic, from the delicate magic to the mesmerizing Forest of Abundance.

This is Adamson’s debut novel, and I can’t wait to see what she has coming next.

????Four roses.
No swearing
? Only a couple of kisses, but there’s mention of a married couple wanting alone time
⚔️ A couple fight scenes that aren’t too intense