The tale is told as if it's happening once upon a dream: the lovely maiden meets her handsome prince in the woods. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the maiden finds out that she is a princess-a princess who has been cursed by a dark fairy to prick her finger on a spindle and fall into an eternal sleep. Though her three good fairies try to protect her, the princess succumbs to the curse. But the power of good endures, as her true love defeats the fire-breathing dragon and awakens the princess with true love's first kiss. The two live happily ever after.
And yet this is only half the story. So what of the dark fairy, Maleficent? Why does she curse the innocent princess? What led to her becoming so filled with malice, anger, and hatred? Many tales have tried to explain her motives. Here is one account, pulled down from the many passed down through the ages. It is a tale of love and betrayal, of magic and reveries. It is a tale of the Mistress of All Evil.
About the Author
Serena Valentino has been weaving tales that combine mythos and guile for the past decade. She has earned critical acclaim in both the comic and horror domains, where she is known for her unique style of storytelling, bringing her readers into exquisitely frightening worlds filled with terror, beauty, and extraordinary protagonists. The books in her best-selling Villains series are best enjoyed when read in the following order: Fairest of All, The Beast Within, Poor Unfortunate Soul, Mistress of All Evil.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book like the others was extra evil, sad and epic ! Can't wait for 5th book july 2018 !
A magical and breathtaking spell on a classic tale. Serena once again draws her readers into another well crafted Disney tale.
"This isn't how this story was supposed to end." "It's exactly how it was meant to end. It's the only way it could have ended from the moment you and your sisters came crashing into Maleficent's life! You destroy everything you touch! You're vile torrents of destruction, ruining everything in your wake!" YES!! the best of the four books by Serena!! Serena stayed true to the Disney mold, but found some cracks to let the light of imagination inside! Loved the extra details. Love the extra characters! A great storyteller!!