Tattered Slippers Spotlight: Poison’s Dance

Poison’s Dance is part of the Tattered Slippers retellings.

What are the Tattered Slippers?

The Tattered Slippers are six retellings of The Twelve Dancing Princesses by six different authors, each one fantastic and magical. You don’t want to miss any of them!

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Poison’s Dance, by Tricia Mingerink, releases today.

Author Bio

Tricia Mingerink is a twenty-something, book-loving, horse-riding country girl. She lives in Michigan with her family and their pack of pets. When she isn’t writing, she can be found pursuing backwoods adventures across the country.

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Title: Poison’s Dance (Beyond the Tales, Book Three)


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Poison's DanceIf he falls to the lure of the curse, the dance might trap him forever.

Alex has survived his first year as high king. The new counsel has improved cooperation between the kingdoms, and peace seems achievable. When the Tuckawassee queen sends him an invitation he can’t refuse, Alex must once again face his greatest threat for the sake of peace.

Princess Tamya of Tuckawassee, along with her eleven sisters, has danced from sunset until sunrise every night of her life. It is her gift and her curse. When Queen Valinda wishes to use the power their cursed dance gives them to rule all of Tallahatchia, Tamya must decide if she will do what is right even if it betrays her own sister.

Daemyn Rand has survived a hundred years’ worth of battles. All he wants to do now is safely marry his princess. Will he be forced to choose between the love of his life and the high king he has loyally served for years?

They have faced certain death before. This time, they might not make it out alive.

Don’t miss this re-envisioning of the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale.

Positive Elements:

A character sacrifices his life for others; a character does all she can to help her people.

Negative Elements:



Characters worship the High King; characters pray; the Beyond (Heaven) is mentioned; there is a salvation story; a character talks with the Highest Prince.


A character mentioned plotting another’s demise; it is mentioned a kingdom’s preferred method of killing is by poison; past attempts at treason and injuries are hinted at; attempts to poison and curse characters are made; a character is shot and kidnapped; a character is poisoned; threats of death are made.


Characters kiss.


Five Stars.


Poison’s Dance is the third in a unique fairy tale retelling series. I enjoyed the interesting spin on the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale, but my favorite aspect of the book is Alex. He’s grown so much since Dagger’s Sleep, and his character arc is nothing short of wonderful. I look forward to seeing where his story leads.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


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