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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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falry This is where the romance story picks up. I can’t really compare this to other fantasy writers or pieces except the fairy tale it represents. The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy. Not long after the marriage, Elena’s father dies and her stepmother relegates her into the position of a house servant.

Finally, as the day’s about to end, a plump little eccentric-looking old lady shows up in a pony-cart, and offers to take her as an Apprentice Godmother.

She receives higher honors than most when they see her determination to set things as right as she can. Overall, the purpose of the entire story is to rewrite the traditional tale of Cinderella.

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And as a love interest you would think he’d be interesting but he wasn’t. Then, to top it off, the debt collectors come, and take mercedss that’s left in the house. Having no other option, and intrigued by the idea, Elena accepts, and so sets off on her adventures. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


At least Elena got an explanation. Aug 28, Sarah rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Godnother prince is not Prince Charming, but rather an ass who learned his lesson and becomes a magician himself. But what story a woman getting a particular pot of flowers and then this somehow will bring down a Black Magician is, I have no idea. Alexander points out that speed was needed to save his brother.

She seems to be the perfect Cinderella candidate, except the prince of the land is many years younger than she – he is eleven. I especially appreciated how female-centric the piece was, mainly showing the world through Elena’s eyes. Foster Some fairly juicy sexual elements that some parents probably wouldn’t want their kids reading quite yet so maybe not To see fairyy your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s a place where magic and fairy tales rule. What a waste of my time.

But when she helps three princes one extremely handsome, by the way! Th Read the review about “The Tradition,” a concept from the book: Unusual pacing This book can essentially be divided into two distinct yet cohesive halves—Apprentice and Godmother.

The world she creates for the Five Hundred Kingdoms series is extensively detailed. I liked this story because it mentions some of the traditional This is the first book in the series.

Mercedes Lackey: The Fairy Godmother

December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Head on over to Monkeys Fighting Robots for your fix! In this newer series by her, godmotherr twists known fairy tales into new retellings and creates an interesting new premise. The Tradition is an imperative magical force that causes events to play out as they do in legends and fairytales.


I found dairy hilarious that the unicorns were like big dumb dogs in this and yearned to be petted by virgins. And while the author showed promise in the beginningit might be a while before I give her another try.

Five hundred kingdoms Yes, there really are five hundred kingdoms in this world, a godmogher version of medieval Europe. Open Preview See a Problem? This particular tale focuses on Elena Klovis’ life.

Finally, Elena’s Fairy Godmother steps in with a most unusual offer. A fun look at fairy tales. A Bill Maher Tale.

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The Appreciation of Photorealism in Anime. But she finally does meet her Prince even if he is a bit of an ass at first. Romance novel characters The main characters of The Fairy Godmother are likeable and not completely flat—just mostly.

She commands that, although she will not reject love altogether, she will not allow herself to be pushed about and controlled. We see a failed attempt at a Cinderella story, a woman named Elena who has lots of magic surrounding her, trying to force her into a marriage with a prince, any prince.

Elena Klovis is badly mistreated by her stepmother.