Tuesday, May 17, 2011


While waiting for all things Divine, join me in reading this book by Heather Dixon.  Heather Dixon's blog is here; there is a coloring contest for you to enjoy.
From the brief flyleaf on the lovely cover:

Azalea is trapped.  Just when she should feel that everything is before her... beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing...it's taken away.
 All of it.

The Keeper understands.  He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace.  And so he extends an invitation.

Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.

But there is a cost.

The Keeper likes to keep things.

Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in the web until it is too late.
Excerpt from the book:

The dancers were masked with ornate, gilded animal heads.  A golden-furred jackal, and his lady, with feathers and a gold beak.  Masks with eyeholes rimmed in gems and embroidery clung to the dancers' faces.  This was a masked ball, something Azalea had only heard of.  In her imagination they had  been more innocent; gentlemen dressed as hussars and ladies with white, glittery masks attached to a stick.  Not this chaotic meshing of gilded beasts and opulent monsters.