By Robin McKinley
The final mortal state ahead of the unmeasured sweep of Faerieland starts off has at top held an uneasy truce with its unpredictable neighbor. there's not anything to teach a boundary, a minimum of at the mortal facet of it; and if any usual human creature ever observed a faerie—or at any cost well-known one—it was once by no means pointed out; however the life of the boundary and of faeries past it's by no means doubtful either.
So starts “The Stolen Princess,” the 1st tale of this assortment, concerning the assembly among the human princess Linadel and the faerie prince Donathor. “The Princess and the Frog” matters Rana and her unforeseen alliance with a small, eco-friendly, flipper-footed denizen of a pond within the palace gardens. “The searching of the Hind” tells of a princess who has bewitched her liked brother, hoping to beg a few magic of therapy, for her brother is demise, and the final story is a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses within which an previous soldier discovers, with a bit aid from a lavender-eyed witch, the superb fact approximately the place the princesses dance their footwear to tatters each night.