Eleanor M. Rasor

Join us on Friday, October 25 at 7:00pm to celebrate Mount Holyoke College First Year Eleanor M. Rasor's debut novel, Twelve Dead Princesses.

About the Book

Twelve Dead Princesses is a dark retelling of the classic fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Shortly before Lark, soon-to-be-queen of Belmarros, comes of age, she and her eleven sisters fall ill. On the brink of death, they are saved by Sol, a tattooed stranger with powerful magic, and find themselves owing him a debt. Sol, however, is more than meets the eye, and he wants the princesses to dance for him at night in his otherworldly kingdom. As they dance, Larka finds it increasingly difficult to balance their secret visits, her responsibilities as future queen, and her growing attraction to Sol.

About the Author

Eleanor M. Rasor is eighteen years old and is in her first year at Mount Holyoke College. She wrote her novel Twelve Dead Princesses as part of the Young Emerging Authors fellowship at The Telling Room, a nonprofit writing and publishing program in Portland, Maine. Eleanor has also been a fellow at the Longfellow, Breadloaf, and Champlain Writing Conferences, a contributing editor and writer for KidSpirit and Blue Hill Books, and has won a myriad of international and national writing awards for her poetry and fiction.


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Get Your Copy

Books will be available to purchase at the event.

Event date: 
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
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ISBN: 9781733263313
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The Telling Room - August 20th, 2019

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