GENRE: MG SECRET
As she watched the road leading to the castle, Princess Seraphina Violet Augusta, known as Violet, leaned was thinking about words she liked—peregrine, ripple, moonbeam, savory—how they rolled smoothly around her mouth, while words like duty, needlepoint, stringent and quadrille, were sharp and hard like stones. During history lessons, she’d been trying to compose a poem to help remember Lavonia’s royal lineage, but it was impossible to rhyme Adelfred with anything.
The north tower bell began to ring. Violet ignored it. St. Dumplegarter the Thespian’s Traveling Players were coming and she wanted to be the first to see them.
If her older sister Lily had with her, they would have been competing to see who could spot the players first. Eagle-eyed Lily would win, as she almost always did. Rose, the youngest, would never willingly climb to the top of a tower as it involved exercise and heights, both of which made her shudder.