Revel: Twelve Dancing Princesses Retold

Romance a Medieval Fairytale series Book 4 · Lost Plot Press
28 reviews

About this ebook

Twelve princesses. One wounded soldier. A mystery that must be solved.

Once upon a time...

Princess Bianca is sent with her sisters to the summer palace, a place no maiden has ever returned from. While her sisters seem perfectly happy, she has only one desire: escape.

Vasco, a wounded soldier on his way home from war, stumbles across the summer palace and sets out to solve the mystery no man has managed to yet. If only they let him live long enough...

Can the fair maiden and the wounded soldier uncover the sinister secret before it's too late? 

Romance a Medieval Fairytale series:

Each book is a standalone, so they can be read in any order:

Enchant: Beauty and the Beast Retold

Dance: Cinderella Retold

Fly: Goose Girl Retold

Revel: Twelve Dancing Princesses Retold

Silence: Little Mermaid Retold

Awaken: Sleeping Beauty Retold

Embellish: Brave Little Tailor Retold

Appease: Princess and the Pea Retold

Blow: Three Little Pigs Retold

Return: Hansel and Gretel Retold

Wish: Aladdin Retold

Melt: Snow Queen Retold

Spin: Rumpelstiltskin Retold

Kiss: Frog Prince Retold

Hunt: Red Riding Hood Retold

Reflect: Snow White Retold

Roar: Goldilocks Retold

Cobble: Elves and the Shoemaker Retold

Float: Enchanted Horse Retold

Steal: Forty Thieves Retold

Call: Pied Piper Retold

Fans of the following authors will enjoy reading these steamy medieval fairytale romances:

Lindsay Buroker

Neil Gaiman

Skye MacKinnon

Kiera Cass

Amanda Hocking

Sarah J Maas

Lidiya Foxglove

Anne McCaffrey

Tamsin Ley

Holly Black

Juliet Marillier

Kylie Chan

Leigh Bardugo

Laura Thalassa

Elise Kova

Cassandra Clare

George RR Martin

Kathryn Le Veque

Andrzej Sapkowski

28 reviews
Danea Sears
September 5, 2020
Revel: Twelve Dancing Princesses was, as the title states, a remake of the original, and yet another fantastic retelling in the series. It certainly fleshed out the rather 'weak tea' original version. It's book 4 in the series, but as with the others, you absolutely do not have to read the others to enjoy this. Now, there are some characters you might learn more about that would be fun, but that's a choice you'll not suffer from either way. Bianca is a princess from a rather large harem of the King's and has spent her life there, dreading the queen's notice (Bianca is not her daughter) and court intrigue in general. A pretty girl who hates being pretty for the attention in brings, she is sadly the victim of that very curse, and yet blessed with the magic of invisibility (gotta love that irony). The queen sends her away to a summer 'palace' where it is widely known to be where unwanted princesses are sent. This is where the mystery of the shoes wearing out nightly happens. Turns out, the girls are dancing their nights away with some mysterious men. Bianca having at least half a brain, sees the danger in this. Vasco, our hero in this story, is a simple soldier who has spent his life fighting after a tragic youth. After an injury that leaves him unable to perform satisfactorily, he is discharged and wanders about until he meets up with a witch who happens to be helping teach Bianca about her magic. He does odd jobs for her for a while, and eventually she sends him off to the palace to try and solve the mystery. The chemistry between the two is quick and easy, and quite enjoyable. Bianca doesn't begrudge him his lack of title and he simply wants to help her he's so enamored. Together they manage to save the day (of course), and get their happy ever after. I enjoyed very much that the hero of this story was a simple soldier. Both characters were likable and the story was engaging. If you enjoy your fantasy with some mystery, a little action, some steam, a tad bit of magic, and more than a few stuck-up princesses, this is a good read for you.
Did you find this helpful?
Fisani Ncube
November 4, 2021
Never in my life had I even dreamt of this fairy tale told this way. Demelza is on a league of her own
1 person found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Paige Pangrazio
July 2, 2018
I loved the love story between Bianca and Vasco. Had my under it's spell from the first page.
Did you find this helpful?

Rate this book

Tell us what you think.

Reading information

Smartphones and tablets
Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
Laptops and computers
You can listen to audiobooks purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.
eReaders and other devices
To read on e-ink devices like Kobo eReaders, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Follow the detailed Help Center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.