About the Book:
Title: The Dark King and the Eternal Dance
Series: A Villain’s Ever After
Author: Alesha Adamson
Release Date: September 24 2021
Genre: Fairytale Retelling
An intertwined retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses and of Hades and Persephone.
An unwanted proposal. An unexpected curse. Will Rayna, and her eleven sisters ever be free of the Dark King and this eternal dance?
Rayna is not usually the boldest of her sisters. However, when her eldest sister, Faelynn, seems ready to abandon her own happily ever after and accept the Dark King’s proposal, Rayna knows she must act and take drastic measures before someone gets hurt. Measures that just might cost her her heart.
Drake’s reputation as the Dark King precedes him—a reputation he doesn’t quite deserve. When the opportunity arises, Drake seizes the chance to barter for Princess Faelynn’s hand. Weaving his magic, he establishes a weekly ball to court his intended. After six months of rejection, something must change. He never anticipated finding Princess Rayna in his castle disrupting his quiet life.
Will he change directions and acknowledge his heart before it is too late? Or will he live up to his reputation as the Dark King, shattering more than one happily ever after?
Another amazing book in the Villain’s Ever After series, The Dark King and the Eternal Dance is a retelling of 12 Dancing Princesses and Hades and Persephone. First of all, I must say that I am so glad that this series is as good as I hoped! All the books that I have read have been so fun! This one was especially intriguing to me because of the mythological inspiration. I love mythology and think it is so cool to see how they can be reimagined in different stories. This one was no different! I thought it was such an interesting twist on the story and it was such a sweet romance too.
Rayna is not the boldest of her sisters, but when her eldest sister Faelynn seems ready to give up her own happily ever after to accept the Dark King’s proposal, she is determined to act. But will the measures cost her heart? Drake’s reputation as the Dark King precedes him, even if he doesn’t deserve it. When the opportunity comes, he seizes the chance to barter for Princess Faelynn’s hand. With his magic he creates a weekly ball to court his intended, but after six months of no progress he knows that something must change. Finding Princess Rayna in his castle disrupts his quiet life, will he be able to make his own happily ever after?
This was super cute! I was excited to read this book after reading the description. Rayna was a really cool main character. She wasn’t very bold or loud, but she was thoughtful and had courage. Once she realized that she needed to act for her sister, she went for it. I loved the sister relationship between the girls, they were all different, but they were there for each other. I liked the way that Rayna found her place throughout the story. She was one of twelve, but was able to discover how she flourished. She and Drake were really cute too! He needed to step back and see what had happened to his kingdom and himself. He was a bit stuck and Rayna shook up his quiet life. He was actually such a sweetheart, underneath his gruffness and reputation. They complimented each other and helped each other flourish.
This was such a cute book and I thought it was especially great considering it is the first book by Ms. Adamson! I am so excited for her future books, especially as they are going to be connected to this one! I can’t wait for the continuation of the series. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy fairytales, romance, and mythology!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.