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Mistress of all evil : a tale of the dark fairy /

by Valentino, Serena [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Los Angeles : Disney Press, 2017.Edition: First hardcover edition.Description: 309 pages ; 19 cm.ISBN: 1368009018; 9781368009010.Other title: Tale of the dark fairy.Uniform titles: Sleeping Beauty (Motion picture).Subject(s): Sleeping Beauty (Tale) -- Juvenile fiction | Fairies -- Juvenile fiction | Good and evil -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Fairy tales | Maleficent (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Young adult fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Young adult worksSummary: "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. "--Amazon.com.
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The tale is told as if it's happening once upon a dream: the lovely maiden meets her handsome prince in the woods. </p> <br></p> 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.</p> <br></p> </p> 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. </p> <br></p> Evil is made, not born. Enjoy Serena Valentino's entire Villain's series!</p> Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen (Book 1) The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince (Book 2) Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch (Book 3) Mistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy (Book 4) Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch (Book 5) The Odd Sisters: A Villains Novel (Book 6) Evil Thing (Book 7) </p>

"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. "--Amazon.com.

"Adapted in part from Disney's Sleeping Beauty"--Title page verso.

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Horn Book Review

Valentino provides an often-convoluted backstory for Disney-movie villain Maleficent, the Dark Fairy from Sleeping Beauty. Neglected as a baby and bullied by other fairies at school, Maleficent seems doomed to follow the path of evil. Flashbacks to her unhappy childhood intertwine with the adult decisions and painful secrets that lead to her destruction in this forgettable fourth series entry aimed at die-hard Disney fans. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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