Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The prolific Lackey (the Valdemar series) draws on The Fairy Godmother – Kindle edition by Mercedes Lackey. The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms) [Mercedes Lackey, Gabra Zackman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the bestselling. New York Times bestselling author Mercedes Lackey has written over one hundred titles and has no plans to slow down. Known best for her tales of Valdemar.

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It’s the job of the Godmothers to use magic and will to turn Tradition to their will and away from unhappy events.

The prolific Lackey the Valdemar series draws on the darker, Brothers Grimm side of fairy lore for her enchanting tale, the first title under a new Harlequin imprint to spotlight romantic fantasy. Elena KlovisPrince Alexander of Kohlstania. That’s because Elena is supposed to be her kingdom’s Cinderella. merceses

Elena’s decided she’s done waiting for magic although she’s unaware of the magical machinations that have shaped her life to date and tries to find a job. Because this is the first in Lackey’s Five Hundred Kingdom series, there is an inordinate amount of details that slows the story. And I very much like the world that is introduced, with the Tradition hovering over and steering everything, turning girls into Cinderella or Fair Rosalinda or Ladderlocks Rapunzel, obviously.

The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms, book 1) by Mercedes Lackey

In fact, the style of writing was so aloof I did not relate to or care for any of the characters. Book 1 of Five Hundred Kingdoms. One more thing that really bothers me, even now and I’m not spoiler-tagging this because it’s minor and it’s early on in the story; it’s just something that bothered me a lot while reading the book, especially when it was never resolved.


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View all 23 comments. But I love Lackey’s writing style and her brain.

Another reason is because of the kind of novels I am writing: The ashes being life itself. Ratings and Reviews 1 13 star ratings 1 reviews.

It’s your freaking fantasy world — people can fly if they want to — why do you need to try so hard to convince them?? I got her burning jealousy for what Aracnia had Also true! I really liked the parts about Elena becoming a Godmother and the things associated with that and the magical worls around her, so I’d rate that part a 4 or 5, but I didn’t like all the “romance novel” bits which I found kind of annoying and would rate those parts a 2 maybe.

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The three questers she challenges are brothers, princes from a neighboring kingdom. Unfortunately, Elena must give Alexander godmotyer seventh day as a human or he would be lost in the donkey. I really wanted to know what happened to that boy and kept expecting him to show up again in the story.

Well, not amusing in that Elena was forced to do slave labor, but just because I could picture it so vividly. Books of the Week. Honestly, I wasn’t excited about the book until pages in, around Chapter 10 and Chapter 11 when the main hero, Prince Alexander, makes his appearance. There are some points where the point of view shifts between Elena and Alexander, usually to emphasis how both characters are growing from their interactions with each other. Elena recruits the Elven King and Queen to test him.

As soon as her stepmother ran away from her debtors, she pulled herself together and was going to sell mercedrs off to be a servant. The Gates of Sleep. Arrows of the Queen.

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This is one of my favorite books, my go-to comfort read. She uses her magic to transform him into a donkey — claiming that if he is going to act like an ass, he might as well be one. As romance novels go, this one has much more interesting characters, who do undergo more development, than in a typical romance. It must get lonely to be a Godmother and other than a house of fairies have no other human companions. But I’m glancing through the book right now and it’s almost impossible to find a page where italics aren’t used for emphasis numerous times.

The main one is that people can control their destinies despite the overarching powers of The Tradition. This one started off just like Cinderella minus talking mice thoughcomplete with ragged clothes, and poor little attic room in the gabl It’s been a few years since I’ve read anything by Mercedes Lackey, and what I have read is spotty at best.

At one point, Alexander tries to force himself on her. One of the reasons I write song lyrics is because I see songs as a kind of ‘story pill’ — they reduce a story to the barest essentials or encapsulate a particular crucial moment in time.

May 15, Nisha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her Brownies, far older and more experienced, remind her that there is no place in the Tradition for a Godmother to have a princely lover. I have read “Sleeping Beauty” before this and I wish I read this book first.